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I just got my PC back after 6 months punishment, and I downloaded and ran MBM5. My AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Barton cpu is running at 73 C -76 C. It's at stock speeds, 200 FSB, 11X multiplier with the stock heatsink. Are those temps too hot for my CPU? My case goes from 36 C - 40 C and my Radeon 9600XT OC'ed runs 40 C - 43 C. Why is my CPU so much hotter? Thanks.
post #2 of 17
73C on idle..?

You're gonna fry your CPU if you don't get off it..

Redo the heatsink and the thermal, and don't OC on stock.
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It's not OC'ed currently and it has run those temps for awhile now. That explain my sudden lock-ups?
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Try cleaning out all dust, cleaning the heatsink and chip, then reseating the HSF with some AS5.

Good luck!

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It's not OC'ed currently and it has run those temps for awhile now. That explain my sudden lock-ups?
I'm sure it would
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Alright, I'll try that this weekend thanks. What temp. should it run at?
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50's C is the temps it should be at.
    
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50's load. 40 something idle.
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Thats REALLY high wow..... yah I wouldn't be running that comp right now that cpu wont be doing to well....
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post #9 of 17
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I don't remember if it always ran this hot, but I've been gaming with it since August '04. Aside from the fact that it loves to lock up, I've had no problems. Am I lucky the CPU isn't fried? I think it's time for a new PC, anyone want to donate so I can get the PC in my sig?
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I don't remember if it always ran this hot, but I've been gaming with it since August '04. Aside from the fact that it loves to lock up, I've had no problems. Am I lucky the CPU isn't fried? I think it's time for a new PC, anyone want to donate so I can get the PC in my sig?
Don't throw away those old parts though; you never know when you might need 'em

By the way, I would wait a bit before I upgraded; some promising technology coming around in the next few months to a year. Unless of course you can afford it... then by all means, not a bad rig
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