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Old 05-15-2006, 08:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I believe cool and quiet clocks down the cpu when its idle, so it shouldn't matter. The little difference in your temps makes me think you have a program running in the background like seti@home or folding@home, which accounts for the high idle temp. When you play a game the heat from your vid heats the cpu another degree(mine does this as well). Check the task manager to see the processor usage.

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Old 05-15-2006, 11:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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43 degrees on a K8 CPU is nothing to worry about, especially on load.
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Wow..mine idles at 50 and at load gets up to like 66-70..lol. Its been this way for 3 years and shes still goin strong! **** hot prescott P4's!!
for a Prescott, that's about average.

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you mean presshot right?
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I too have an AMD Athlon 64 3700+, though mine is a socket 754 Clawhammer, and my idle temp is 42C. Is this also too high? I have AS5 on it and the stock fan. I'm think of placing 5 80mm fans and PCI fan card with 2 80mm fans on it in my case, will this help reduce the temp any?
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I've got an opteron 146 @ 2.7ghz with a CNPS9500. My idle is 33-34, and my load is 42-43 C.
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My friend's Athlon 64 3500+ idles at 50*C, I dunno what full-load is.

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Old 05-17-2006, 01:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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you should only start worrying about K8 CPU's if they go above about 55 degrees, or maybe 60 if it is a dual core.

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