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01-06-06, 08:10 PM
Hi! Normal introduction/question post here. I just built a new system with a XFX 7800GT, X2 3800+, and 2x512mb Nanya pc3200. You might notice the board is an ECS nforce4-a939, which I purchased at Frys, gave 300 for the CPU and motherboard. I never even installed the CPU fan onto the X2 because I'd already opted for a Zalman cooler.
Doesn't seem right though, the nVidia nTune monitoring sw says that my CPU runs at around 43c at idle, I have the speed controller for the Zalman around half. Would anyone else with an X2 (or some knowledge) like to post some of their own temps?
Using Asus Pc Probe 2.64 mine is running at 42c right now in a closed Antec Sonata 2 case,ambient temps in the room are 34c.I am using the stock HSF.At full load or say after 3 hours of FEAR on one core with the second doing Prime95 torture test,its tops out at about 53c.
01-06-06, 11:38 PM
hm..nTune won't monitor my cpu, only my gpu. but yeah for cpu temps those aren't half bad
They are decent but the P4 Extreme 955 runs about 70C idle and 95C under load. So yes it's pretty good.
01-07-06, 04:29 AM
My 4200+ X2 is sitting at 46c at the moment with stock cooling.
My P4 3.4 prescott usually sits around 80c, so I'm pretty happy with AMD right now.
01-07-06, 04:39 AM
My 4400 X2 sits at 29c idle (31c right now) and gets up to ~53c max. It takes a long while to hit that though. I'm using air cooling. Just a random Thermaltake.
That's also with a 200mhz OC and voltage up to 1.375.
01-07-06, 06:26 AM
Im running @ 29c Idle on the CPU right now (air cooled with a Zalman) - Its also January in the UK which is f'ing cold!!!!!
22c on the MoBo and 20-22c between both the harddrives.
I love my new case :-)
my 3800+, currently at 2.3Ghz is idling at 32C according to SpeedFan, that is with 1.40vcore in BIOS aswell.
maxes out with full load on both cores at about 54c, running 2 instances of Prime95 and that "maximum heat" test..
Still using the stockcooler, might get a neater one later on tho..
01-07-06, 06:49 AM
Ahh, thanks for all the replies! I'm glad it's a non-issue :D
whats the fanspeed of X2' 3800 with stock hsf? at idle n load?
i wanna desp. upgrade to X2 3800+, but the friggin price is still above $500.00+ USD..(approx) here.. :( since it released on nov. 30th.
My 3200+ runs at 31*C - 33*C with fan-speed of 2100-2300 & loads to 43*C - 45*C with fan-speed 2800 ... which is what i love abt. AMD at the moment. Truly Cool-n-Quet :D.
Currently, according to SpeedFan im idling at 3200 RPM, thats without CnQ enabled..
Have to get back to you with Full Load speeds, if they change that is..
Seems the same at full load, and with CnQ enabled..
thats a bit odd isnt it? maybe its this mobo and the way it handles the Fan speeds...
01-07-06, 03:32 PM
How do i enable Cool 'n Quiet?
How do i enable Cool 'n Quiet?
First in BIOS, then you need AMDs CPU driver installed, and then you enable it by using the "minimal power management" setting in Power Settings in windows control panel..
you check it to be a Tray Icon for fast access if you want to toggle it on and off..
if it works your CPU should be shown as alot lower clocked if you open "System" in Controlpanel, or check with CPU-Z or whatever..
hmm, what is furthermore odd is that with CnQ enabled, and the cores dropped to 1.15ghz, its idling at 33c.. pretty much the same temp as without CnQ enabled..
Hmm, maybe related to that MS dual core hotfix.. didnt it do something related to powersaving, sacrificing it for speed or somesuch..
01-07-06, 04:24 PM
hmm it downclocked my cores to 1000mhz, which i really dont want...Oh well, i think im fine, my CPU idles 35-40 celcius, haven't checked full load yet because i can only view it by BIOS and guessing with speedfan cuz im not sure which device name it has my cpu listed as. My harddrive is about 29 celcius and my gpu idles around 40 celcius as well. I have a temperature sensor near the chipset cooling fan and graphics card and that is about 50c on full load.
Thats what CnQ does, it lowers the Multiplier and Vcore dynamicly, you wont notice it, if you run for example CPU-Z you can monitor it jump up and down in clock frequency.
It doesnt go up until it has to, so often you can play videos and listen to music and it will stay at the lowest clocking and run cooler and consume less power.
The clocking up and down should be seamless and unnoticable
If you want to use speedFan just check the temps you got, and then start something that will load your CPU, like Prime95, something windowed, and check which temp rises the fastest.. should be your CPU..
I had to use /nopciscan in the shortcut to Speedfan, otherwise it collides with V-Tuner II that monitors my GPU..
The result is that it only scans the ISA bus for sensors, which only shows my CPU, NB and CPU FAN, but thats all I need really..
Cool 'n Quiet downclocks your processor to 800MHz
As for temps a dual core processor runs about as hot as a newcastle processor.
mine idles around 35-36C, full load on one core gets up to 48C and full load on both cores can get up to 57-58C
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