View Full Version : Whoa, got to watch your idle temperatures!

01-21-05, 08:35 PM
I have an AMD Athlon64 3200+ S939 on an Asus A8V Deluxe. I previously overclocked the CPU to 2.1 GHz. Seeing my generic PC3200 ram can take 215 MHz, I boosted the overclock to 2.15 GHz.

Using stock AMD heatsink fan with AS5 application.

When I overclocked to 2.1 GHz, my idle temperature was 36C. Now at 2.15 GHz with a 50 MHz increase, my idle temperature is now 40C! It's a good thing I ran Asus Probe, otherwise I'd imagine at 2.2 GHz, my idle temperature would be around 48C in an exponential increase relationship!

01-21-05, 08:49 PM
did you raise voltage at all?

01-21-05, 09:51 PM
A 4c increase is not bad ,if your room was just a little hotter would cause that small of a increase.

01-21-05, 10:03 PM
No, I have enabled AMD Cool N' Quiet via bios. It has set my CPU voltage at 1.408 V when I run CPU-z.

01-21-05, 10:16 PM
No, I have enabled AMD Cool N' Quiet via bios.

That's probably part of your problem right there. If you're overclocking, you shouldn't have CnQ enabled.

01-21-05, 10:41 PM
Oh ok thanks. I'll disable it and see what it does.

01-24-05, 06:40 PM
Hey saturnotaku, my idle CPU temperature has decreased to 37C. Thanks for the advice.

Should I use Asus' Cool and Quiet software that came with the A8V Deluxe or does that do nothing?

01-25-05, 11:30 AM
No, don't use it at all. It serves no purpose and will really only cause problems for you if you're trying to O/C.