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Old 01-10-2005, 10:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my cpu temp on my AMD64 3200+ is around 60C/140F. My comp keeps restarting and I dont know why, this may be unrelated but is this normal?

On another note, how much thermal paste is a good idea? and I have a temp sensor from my mobo but I put it in between the heatsink and cpu on the compound and it says minus temps all the time, obviously this is wrong, where is the sensor supposed to go?
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That's the correct place for it, mine is in the same place and works fine. Is that temp. at idle?

Thank you for contacting AMD's Technical Service Center.

The max temp for your processor is 70C. If your temp is at idle at 60C
then, there may be a problem with the processor. Also if you are
getting temps of 70C or higher the processor has a thermal shutdown.

When reading the tempreture is it 60F or celcius? If it is celcius then
please contact AMD's TSC for testing. Below is more information on
normal operating temp.

The "normal operating temperature" of a system or a processor is a
difficult question to answer. What might be "normal" for one system
will not be normal for another. There are many variables in a system
that will change the normal operating temperature. Case size, installed
components, airflow, processor speed, power supply, voltage settings,
heat sink, thermal interface material, workload, ambient air
temperature, etc. all play a role in the normal operating temperature
for your system and processor.

Also note that the accuracy of the thermal probe, hardware monitor and
conversion from an analog signal to digital also impact the actual
temperature that is being reported in the BIOS or software.

Therefore, we cannot say what should be "normal" with respect to the
operating temperature. Part of the processor specifications includes
the maximum operating temperature, which can be determined from the
Ordering Part Number (OPN). Please refer to the processor data sheet or
our knowledge base (http://ask.amd.com) for more info on Maximum
Operating Temperature. Below is the link to the technical documents,
where the Ordering Part Number (OPN) can be found.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/...82_739,00.html

Generally speaking, the temperature range for Durons and Athlons up to
1GHz, and Athlon XP processors up to the 2100+ is 0 to 90C (194F).

The temperature range for Athlon XP 2200+ processors and above is 0 to
85C (185F).

The temperature range for Athlon 64 processors up to the 3400+, and
Athlon 64 FX processors up to the FX51 is 0 to 70C (158F).

The temperature range for Athlon 1.1 to 1.4Ghz processors is 0 to 95C
(203F).


Also, please note, the max-operating temp is based on measuring the
temperature Top Dead Center of the processor die. Since very few
systems measure the temp at this location it is a good idea to allow
for some variance when comparing this number to the values reported in
the BIOS. The accuracy of the thermal probe, hardware monitor and
conversion from an analog signal to digital also impact the actual
temperature that is being reported in the BIOS or software.

Because of this, AMD recommends that the temperature alarm on your
motherboard (if supported) be set 10 degree less then the maximum in
Celsius or 20 to 25 degrees less then the maximum in Fahrenheit.

It is also recommended that case fans be installed (one intake and one
exhaust)to provide air flow across the critical components of the
motherboard. Additionally, zip tying the system cables up out of the
way of the air flow will help to keep the system cooler.


We appreciate your business.

Sincerely,
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I fixed part of it, I had installed that folding@home thing that was in off-topic forum and it was using 99% of my cpu, causing restarts and high temps.
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Just for future reference that can also be a PSU problem. Ex- When your graphics card pulls just a LITTLE more than your alotted wattage then your computer will restart.
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Get this badboy and slap 80mil fan on top that will stop the cpu overheating anytime

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...108-037&depa=0
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You might consider reseating your heatsink. Make sure you just put about a BB sized drop in the middle of the CPU then bring the heatsink straight down on top of it. Give it a 1 degree twist in each direction, mind you 1 degree is about as much as your hand just barely twitching, we're talking MINUTE movements here.

A thin layer is better than too much thermal compound. When I first sat an AMD64 it was also getting up to 70C and restarting so I resat the heatsink and it brought it down to 60C full load so that's something you can consider
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