View Full Version : Athlon Cooling question

07-16-04, 11:35 AM
I just upgraded from a 2000+ to a 2400+, and something strange seems to be going on. My old 2000+ ran between 45 and 50c with a stock fan, and this 2400+ runs between 32 and 40c. My question is, could there be something wrong with the temperature gauges on the mobo. I mean, it looks like this faster cpu should be running a little hotter rather than up to 13c cooler. Just wanted to ask some of you knowledgable folks about this so I wont take a chance on burning up my cpu or something.

07-17-04, 12:03 AM
Was your old 2000+ a palomino or t-bred A or B? If it was a Palomino or T-bred B then of course a t-bred B 2400+ will run cooler, the t-bred B's were the first of the fairly cool AXP's.

There is also the fact that the 2400+ is a low end CPU now. As AMD's K7 production has matured most parts they manufacturer may be 2.2GHz+ capable on stock voltage. Running them at 2.0GHz will mean they will run cooler. In the past when their production process was less mature, 2.0GHz would have been right up there as high as they could go, and so they ran warmer as this was pushing the chip to it's limits.

07-17-04, 01:07 PM
My experience with 2400+, 2500+, and 3000+ is that they run cooler than my 1600+, 1700+, and 1800+ do.