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Old 06-11-2004, 02:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default high cpu temps, help, 53-60 celcius

What should I do? I just put the computer together yesterday. I ordered all the parts from mwave.com and paid 9 extra bux for them to install the heatsink onto the processor. Setup is an Amd Athlon XP2800+ 333fsb with an EPoX EP-8RDA3+ mobo. The temperature range is an average of 50-53 with a high of 60. What should I do? btw, my case temp is 27 celcius

My friend recommended I get a new heatsink as I already have 4 fans in the comp(2 exhaust, 2 in). He recommended the Thermaltake Volcano12. Also should I buy some arctic silver 5 for the compound? Gimmie your suggestions please. And keep them in the price range of aroudn 30-40 or less please


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Old 06-11-2004, 04:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Couldn't agree better with your friend. My chip is running hot right now, but it's because it's the summer time yada yada... But my high is roughly 58-60c which sickens me =(
I have a V12+ also along with the as5, and that will work great, promiss =)

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Old 06-11-2004, 07:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Pentium or AMD etc...?

Well do you have a Pentium or an AMD etc? I had an AMD and it ran much hotter than my current Pentium!! I suggest you contact the people you bought it. They owe you the service since it hasn't been a while- and if it's defective or something then they should refund you! Hope you get it figured out man.

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Old 06-11-2004, 07:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that's normal temperature. it might be something simple as you not using enough thermal paste or you have cables running everywhere blocking the airflow insde your case. if you have a thermal pad on the heatsink than scrape it off and use paste. many stock AMD XP heatsinks have grey pads on them. I know the retail XP2500+ does
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