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Hey guys! I recently bought an Athlon XP 2400+ as my final CPU upgrade for the PC in my sig.

However, I'm having major problems in terms of temperature. The CPU is very very hot ATM. I am using the stock 60mm cooler with an 80mm fan over it (using an adapter). My old 1800+ idled @ 50 C with this cooling but why is my 2400+ idleing at 70 C? I can't OC it at all until I can drop the temps at least 10 C (if not 30C)

I used a rice-grain sized drop of AS5 on the core. I'm confused on why the temps are so high? Shouldn't it be much lower? If not, then should I get new cooling? If so, what do you think of this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Cooler-Master-JE...categoryZ80146

Help please! Right now it's @ 75C in windows!

What should I do?

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post #2 of 49
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I don't think I should run this PC much longer at this temp, so I'm going to shut it down. Is a Cooler Master Jet 7 worth it? It's only compatible with P3/Socket A. I've heard despite the low CFM it has good cooling. Should I get it? Or should I wait for the AS5 to settle (or add more??) ?
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post #3 of 49
I'd reseat the heatsink, but I put around a BB size which is more than a grain of rice (when I tried that and check the contact, it didn't cover the cpu). If things still don't clear up I would look to see if the heatsink if actually hot because otherwise the MoBo sensors could be having problems.
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post #4 of 49
reseat the HSF, WAYY less AS5, like HALF a grain of rice (i should know, im asian and i eat rice everyday!)

Even with a stock heatsink, you should never have to exteed 50º on stock speeds.

If your looking for a new cooler, Thermaltake's Volcano 12 is a great hsf for the price, a SP-97 / SI-97 would be best, or you could get a big typhoon, but you need to check on the mounting brackets.

* What sensor are you using? bios or a program?
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post #5 of 49
70 C? take the side case off and leave that off!
you might have a fan causing turbulance with another or the airfow is horrible!

if it doesnt lower with the side case off and unimportand case fans unplugged download RM clock for cpu (google it) and lower the voltage and ghz a bit and progressivly raise it.
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post #6 of 49
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Originally Posted by johonm333 View Post
70 C? take the side case off and leave that off!
you might have a fan causing turbulance with another or the airfow is horrible!

if it doesnt lower with the side case off and unimportand case fans unplugged download RM clock for cpu (google it) and lower the voltage and ghz a bit and progressivly raise it.
sorry, but you need to have absolute Terrible airflow to get 70º. Even if your airflow was all pull out of the case, it will not result in 70º idle.

Do NOT** use a softwear overclocking program, that will cause more instability, do everything in the bios.
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post #7 of 49
woow. your comp is blazing hooot. reseat the cpu fan would be the best thing to do.
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post #8 of 49
It's possibly due to your HSF and AS5. You should invest in a better cooler, one that is rated for better cooling than the 2400. The old 60mm stock coolers suck. A much better quality heatsink with a decent fan should greatly drop your temps. For applying AS5, I like to squeeze a bit onto the core and then gently spreading with a credit card. This will ensure even proper thickness of the AS5 and you will definnitely know if you hve too little AS5. Also, how are the fans in the case setup? If you somehow have a dead spot in the case of fresh air, that can greatly affect your temps as well.
    
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post #9 of 49
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Hey guys! I recently bought an Athlon XP 2400+ as my final CPU upgrade for the PC in my sig.

However, I'm having major problems in terms of temperature. The CPU is very very hot ATM. I am using the stock 60mm cooler with an 80mm fan over it (using an adapter). My old 1800+ idled @ 50 C with this cooling but why is my 2400+ idleing at 70 C? I can't OC it at all until I can drop the temps at least 10 C (if not 30C)
the hsf is for a 1800+ and you're using it on a 2400+, could it be that the hsf is not effective enough. However I would expect the temps to rise from 1800+ to 2400+ with same hsf, but not that much
    
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post #10 of 49
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the hsf is for a 1800+ and you're using it on a 2400+, could it be that the hsf is not effective enough. However I would expect the temps to rise from 1800+ to 2400+ with same hsf, but not that much
You should be surprised on how much temps do increase on socket A rigs per MHz.
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