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Old 07-20-2004, 12:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yeah, the thing was freakin crazy! i'll try and find the thread.

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Cool down your CPU first.. you can cook it with just a few degree higher than 74 C

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Old 07-21-2004, 10:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Just an FYI to those that don't know, the Pentium 4 will cool it's self down if it gets too hot. It's built in Thermal diode will trigger a clock speed reduction at a high enough temp. It's a safety catch that AMD has yet to get right...
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Old 07-21-2004, 11:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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seriously?! that sounds sweet as hell. is it the only processor to do that?
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Old 07-21-2004, 11:32 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Old 07-21-2004, 12:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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lol, how is slower performance better? If your cpu is too damn hot.. you need to figure out why and fix it, if AMD did add that to their cpu's, there'd be a lot of unhappy people.
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I also have a very hot computer. I'm running 50C right now and it only goes to 48 idle. The cpu goes up to 68 when on load and I usually shut down things before it gets any higher. It only takes a few minutes of 50% load to bring it that high, and I suspect that my heatsink is not working properly. Can anyone point out any other possible problems, or will I have to go in there and pull it out?

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Old 07-21-2004, 02:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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with 7 case fans your CPU should be much cooler...
My cpu runs at 35 degrees...
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Old 07-21-2004, 02:50 PM   #19 (permalink)
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here are my readings right now:
50C (CPU)
37C (???)
29C (case?)
34C (HDD)

Dunno what the second reading is, but its not really concerning is? if it goes up to 45-50C load?

The CPU on near-idle is alarmingly hot though, agreed?

[EDIT] I have 4 intake fans, one fan at the top and 2 exhaust out the back. I have 2 intakes going right to the motherboard where the CPU sits, yet its still like 20C higher than the case. It's gotta be the heatsink right?
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Old 07-21-2004, 03:12 PM   #20 (permalink)
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29C is quite high for a case... made of steel right?

Anything above 50C on a CPU is the heatsink, good heatsink and fans sit around 30 - 40C idle and upto a maximum of 50C under full load.

My 2.2GHz XP3200+ sits at around 35C idle and 44C under full load... my room temp is about 200C lol.

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