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I recently bought a bunch of new parts and I thought I would put together an old computer with some of my old parts and ones that were just laying around. Anyways, the processor on this old PC is an AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Orleans (2.2 GHz). When I first powered it up I found that the temperatures were WAY too high to be stable (they would sky rocket to 60-65+ on load and rising before I had to stop it). I'm using the stock AMD heatsink and I should also mention that there are no case fans, but one of the side panels is off. So I would think it should be okay considering it's not overclocked at all.

I took off the heatsink and cleaned out a ton of dust from it, but it's probably nowhere near perfect yet. I reapplied some AS5 and remounted the heatsink and now I'm getting a max of 53c after a couple hours of folding. Core temp changes colors after 50c as a warning, but I was wondering if these are okay temperatures to run at (for folding or playing some old games)? This site says that the max temperature is 55-69c, but it's gotten to 63c before so the max must be at least 64c-69c, right?

I might try reapplying the thermal paste since I kind of suck at doing it. I just don't feel like it's worth getting a real case (the one i'm using is missing the front panel, side panel, and most of the back pci covers ) or case fans. I guess I'm not really surprised about the temperatures considering my setup .
    
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old 939 cpu's tend to run a little warm, I suggest adding after market cooler to it to help temps down.
yours is a bit high, I started mine with a stock AM3 cooler which keeps in 55c loaded range.
dropped a 9900 that i found cheap in a pawn shop on it and dropped it to 45c loaded 38c idle.
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Only the Dual Core s939's ran warm the single core chips should run fairly cool. Check the CPU vid and make sure your board isn't overvolting the chip.
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I have a 4400+ in one of my boxes and loaded with stock heatsink it runs at 58C. I dunno if that's helpful at all.

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old 939 cpu's tend to run a little warm, I suggest adding after market cooler to it to help temps down.
yours is a bit high, I started mine with a stock AM3 cooler which keeps in 55c loaded range.
dropped a 9900 that i found cheap in a pawn shop on it and dropped it to 45c loaded 38c idle.
It's the AM2 version.

I just didn't think it was worth an aftermarket cooler, but I'll consider it.
    
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