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Old 08-30-2004, 12:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As I was looking around in my BIOS, I looked at the temps and saw them, the CPU was like 90-120 degrees Fareinheit (can't spell it). Is that too hot?

Also, I had asked how much a 2.8GHz would go up in a 30% oc.
What about these:
5%
10%
20%

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Old 08-30-2004, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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90-120 degrees fahrenheit is fine. That's like around 30 to 50 degrees celsius.

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Those temperatures seem normal to me.
If my calculations are correct and hopefully they are, your 5% would be a 140Mhz boost, 10% a 280Mhz boost, and 20% is a 560Mhz boost.
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Yep - Those temps are ok. If the temperature exceeds 75-80 C under full loads, i'd start worrying!
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where did you get your original info on the temps for your hardware?

The temperature seems fine to me
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Is there an external fan they sell for cooling cpu? Because my case is built so that I can't add fans. As of right now I run my comp with the cover off... to vent the heat better... also where can I buy that paste stuff you put on the sink to absorb the cpu heat? I think I need to paint more of that on too.
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I run at 60 degrees C sometimes and it still runs like a champ. Far Cry no lag 1024 res on high no lag.......Love you
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I'm sitting at 55C and if I start running a game or something it'll get up to 61C. I still think the guy put on crappy compound, I'll have to see how much temp difference I get when I

A.) Get my new 35w 2400+ XP-M processor
B.) Lap my heatsink
C.) Put on my new heatsink and fan
D.) Put a 120mm blow hole on top of my case

I got the new heatsink and fan, but I didn't bother putting it on my current computer. Its gonna get an overhaul when that new processor arrives. I didn't want to put my new heatsink and fan on my current processor then wind up having to take it off in a couple weeks =/ plus I got AS5 to go with it =) I'm hoping to be in the mid to low 40's at idle.

BTW: Here's a handy little link for quick conversion of Fahrenheit to celcius.

http://www.wbuf.noaa.gov/tempfc.htm
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Yep - Those temps are ok. If the temperature exceeds 75-80 C under full loads, i'd start worrying!
wow, i dont have much experiance with hot cpus, mine is at 39 idle, but that seems VERY HOT. what kinda cpu would produce that much heat?
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yeah I have my heat shutoff temperature set at 75C in the BIOS. I hate it when it gets up to 62C
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