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CHEVYMAN_02
05-08-03, 10:32 PM
What sup. I just put a computer together this morning and i was looking a the CPU Temperature it seemed high to me and what wondering What the average AMD CPU temperature was?



My spec:

AMD Athlon XP 1600+
Samsung 256DDR 333
Nvidia Geforce 2 MX400 (Just Temporary)
WD 40GB HD
LG Electronics Burner 52X24X52
OnBoard Sound

SavagePaladin
05-08-03, 10:43 PM
around 55 seems to me to be about normal, but it can vary by mobo

Deimos
05-09-03, 01:15 AM
Interesting question, I have often wondered what's bad/normal/good in terms of CPU-temperature.

My processor at idle is around 46 (celsius) when the ambient room temperature is ~22. About 50 under heavy load.

For reference I am using the following setyp:
Asus A7N8X Deluxe mainboard
AMD XP2800+ Barton
Arctic Cooling Slim Silent Pro TC
ThermalTake Xaser III 2000+ chassis (using default chassifans)
Silent Gmbh 350W Fanless powersupply
Creative GeForce2 MX

Produces slightly more noise than I would like though.

/Deimos

ricercar
05-09-03, 01:49 AM
My Athlon XP 1600+ measures 39-43 idle and 45-55 under load.

Kain
05-09-03, 02:01 AM
For me, it's around 45 idle and around 49 full-load.

This is with a stock HSF.

vampireuk
05-09-03, 07:53 AM
My 2700 idles at around 39.

VoltFox
05-09-03, 10:02 AM
I'm using Tbred 1800+ o/c to 2600+ watercooled

idle: 36-38
load: 39-42

room temperature about 20-23 degrees I guess... it's winter here :)

john19055
05-09-03, 11:23 AM
The palomino core runs hoter then the new ThoroughBred,for the Palomino around 50 to 55c about normal in most cases,the new ThoroughBred runs cooler mine XP2400 cpu runs at 34c with a Volcano 9 and 38c when running games but I also have it overclocked at 200x11.

Kain
05-09-03, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by NinjaGuru
I'm using a Duron 1000 overclocked to 1333 with stock cooling.

Idle: 56
full Load: 63 Ouch!

That is a bit high! :eek:

CHEVYMAN_02
05-09-03, 10:14 PM
I am getting about 50 - 55C

Deimos
05-10-03, 02:00 PM
Incidently, while on the sibject of CPU temperature, does someone have data on how the amount of thermal paste affects the temperature?

As I understand it, one should use a really thin layer of thermal paste, but assuming someone puts a thick layer, how much can CPU-temperature be affected?`

/Deimos

CaptNKILL
05-10-03, 02:34 PM
Wow, the JIUHB 1700+ must be better than I thought... at default clocks, I was getting around *32C* idle and *36C*load. Overclocked by 600Mhz to 2600+ (see sig), I get around 46 Idle and 50 load...

If you havent grabbed a 1700+ TBred B yet, you should!

www.excaliberpc.com guarantees the exact chip.

Dazz
05-10-03, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by VoltFox
I'm using Tbred 1800+ o/c to 2600+ watercooled

idle: 36-38
load: 39-42

room temperature about 20-23 degrees I guess... it's winter here :) lol ower summer is like 17C :D

PsychoSy
05-10-03, 04:40 PM
The only time my Palimino 1700 hits 50 degrees is when it's hot outside.

Or I'm slapping some ass on SOF2...:afro:

Idle, she purrs at around 47 degrees.

Standard (i.e. cheapass) cooling, too! :p

vampireuk
05-10-03, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by Deimos
Incidently, while on the sibject of CPU temperature, does someone have data on how the amount of thermal paste affects the temperature?

As I understand it, one should use a really thin layer of thermal paste, but assuming someone puts a thick layer, how much can CPU-temperature be affected?`

/Deimos

It depends on the heatsink base, if it is well lapped then only a very thin layer is needed:)

Woodelf
05-10-03, 08:56 PM
I tend to be the most (all around) stable keeping under 49c.

marqmajere
05-10-03, 10:04 PM
I run a pally 1700+ with a Kingwin KCU-7025 copper cooler.

Stock speed- 34 idle. 37-39 full load

O.C.'d to 2000+ is 43 idle. 48-49 full load.

Sounds like you have either too little or too much grease on the core. I take a putty knife (or anything thin) and spread it on the core so there is just a thin layer. It doesn't take much at all. Also I use the stuff that came with the proc I tested my rig with more grease and the temp actually raised by almost 10 degrees cel so the amount of grease really affects how hot or cool your temps are.

Deimos
05-11-03, 05:34 AM
Cooler is Volcano 11 with fan set to 4000rpm, any higher and I go deaf. :wtf:
That's of course the problem. Keeping noise down, while at the same time cooling the system.

PS What are you measuring your temps with? Remember, Asus probe and MBM use the socket thermister, which usually reads ~10c LESS than the actual core temp. If you have a Barton, you can set MBM to read the on die thermister, which in my case, reads 7c higher. ;)
Oops, you're right. MBM reads about 53 (using the diode) when Asus Probe reports 48. Oh well.

I wonder if I should try to undervolt it to save on some heat.

/Deimos

Darren555
05-11-03, 09:53 AM
My XP2400+ runs at 2.33ghz (166 x 14) at an idle of 27c and loaded at 32c. Cooler is an SLK-800 with 40cfm fan

Dazz
05-11-03, 09:54 AM
Palimino 2100+ w/ Volcano 7+ @ 3000rpms don't like it any higher as i can't stand the noise.
Idle 48~52C load 52~58C depends on the weather.

CaptNKILL
05-11-03, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by Darren555
My XP2400+ runs at 2.33ghz (166 x 14) at an idle of 27c and loaded at 32c. Cooler is an SLK-800 with 40cfm fan

Idunno about that Darren.... are you sure your mobo is reading the temp correctly? Lots of boards read temps wrong. I just dont see how any CPU can run UNDER 30C, especially when it is overclocked 300+Mhz.

Darren555
05-11-03, 10:38 AM
Temp diff between running stock & overclocked is only 3 degrees c which I guess is down to the excellent copper heatsink. I only have to slightly increase the voltage as well from 1.65v to 1.725v. I am pretty sure my mobo is reading the temp correctly. The XP2400+ runs very cool anyway. An XP1800+ ran much hotter (52c) on the same mobo.

Greg
05-13-03, 05:02 AM
xp2100 palomino

CPU idle: 49 degC
CPU load: 53 degC
Room temp: 22.8 degC

Readings from Epox 8RDA+ sensors. Actual core temp in BIOS only is ~10deg warmer.

So when room temp rises > 30degC I turn on air con as CPU can get into the 60s and low 70s. Hot summer here = 40degC.

Needa916
05-13-03, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by Greg
xp2100 palomino

CPU idle: 49 degC
CPU load: 53 degC
Room temp: 22.8 degC

Readings from Epox 8RDA+ sensors. Actual core temp in BIOS only is ~10deg warmer.

So when room temp rises > 30degC I turn on air con as CPU can get into the 60s and low 70s. Hot summer here = 40degC.

Greg, I have the same mobo, can the CPU handle temps like that for long periods of time? By the way, the stock cooler that came with the 2600+ sucks. I can actually see how rough it is at the bottom.

Greg
05-15-03, 07:20 AM
Originally posted by Needa916
Greg, I have the same mobo, can the CPU handle temps like that for long periods of time? By the way, the stock cooler that came with the 2600+ sucks. I can actually see how rough it is at the bottom.

I really don't know. I used to have a Athlon 1.2ghz and no Air Conditioning. I ran that in the mid 60degC for months. (Asus MB reported >70degC). However, I have a Duron 1.3 running in another machine and when the HSF moved, the CPU got only into the mid 50degs and it froze up repeatedly until I fixed the HSF. So I don't know how stable the Palomino chip is under heat. I have certainly had no problems with it so far. The CPU's are rated for 85-95degC depending on model according to AMD. Remember that the external sensor is usually low by about 10deg compared to the internal sensor in the XP chips, and the hottest spots internally may spike even higher during use.

Edit: I'm not running stock cooling. Was doing so, but a friend gave me a slightly better HSF.