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So realistically, how long will my S939 4400+ X2 last at 72C?

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Hey all.

A few months back I sold my 3800+ X2 and picked up an S939 4400+ X2 w/2x1MB L2 cache.

When the processor was shipped, it arrived with all the pins bent (was FEDex's fault - long story).

Anyway, i was able to bend all 939 pins straight again (worst 5 hours I'd had in a while) and get the proc fired up.

It turned out to be a 110W TDP version of the 4400+ (vs. the cooler running 89W version). So, it runs REALLY hot.

I run a Blue Orb II air cooler (not the best, but decent), but because the chip was slightly damaged, and because it is the 110W model, I can't push the voltage past 1.425v without the chip jumping above 72C with both cores loaded to 100% over long periods of time.

Anyway, the fastest stable OC I could get with 1.425v was 2.7GHZ (which actually is really high for a first gen 4400+).

The problem, is that when I run Prime95 or Orthos on both cores, after about 5 minutes, temps peak between 70 - 73C. However, I've left it overnight at these temps without issues.

REalistically, I don't care if the processor burns out 12 - 24 months down the road. I just want to get an idea of how long it'll last at these temps.

Thanks

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post #2 of 38
I got $25 on 6 to 8 weeks.
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I got $25 on 6 to 8 weeks.
Well it's already been going strong for 12 weeks.

Also, it's only when I run a stress test htat it hits 72C.

Gaming, it never goes above 62C.

And, I only use the computer for ~5 hours per week to game.

Anway, thanks for hte input.
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post #4 of 38
62c is still way to hot. You need to re-seat that cpu and cooler something is not right. My x2 3800 at 2930mhz never goes over 45c at 1.45 volts. .. what voltage are you running that thing at?
    
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I'd say your temps are reporting incorrectly!
What is your BIOS temp? It should reflect 80% or your full load temp.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IamtheGTIguy View Post
Well it's already been going strong for 12 weeks.

Also, it's only when I run a stress test htat it hits 72C.

Gaming, it never goes above 62C.

And, I only use the computer for ~5 hours per week to game.

Anway, thanks for hte input.
5 Hours a week at 62C isnt really going to hurt the processor much IMHO.

It will lower the lifetime but by then you will probably upgrade before that.

However 72C... I'd give it a year or so running at that.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IamtheGTIguy View Post
Well it's already been going strong for 12 weeks.

Also, it's only when I run a stress test htat it hits 72C.

Gaming, it never goes above 62C.

And, I only use the computer for ~5 hours per week to game.

Anway, thanks for hte input.

Ermmmmmm, I recently had a 110w 4400+, bought it when the X2's where launched, and it never got as high as 62C in any circumstance OC'd at 2.6GHz or so it hit 52(55 in the summer) under load.... Higher temps than this and it all went horribly unstable.
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Oh 62C? Pssh that's nothing. I thought your Idle was 72C. Yeah not bad mine hits 60ish at load and I don't worry about it.
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62c is still way to hot. You need to re-seat that cpu and cooler something is not right. My x2 3800 at 2930mhz never goes over 45c at 1.45 volts. .. what voltage are you running that thing at?
First off, I had an x2 3800+ with the same cooler and MOBO and I was running 2.55GHZ @ 1.4125v @ 47C peak.

This 4400+ though is an EARLY model which had a TDP of 110W (versus 89W or 65W for the 3800+). It therefore runs MUCH hotter.

I'm running it at 1.425v

And btw, the 4400+ is rated at a max temp of 65C from AMD - so it's not like I'm that far out of the ballpark. Thanks for the input guys!
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STOP STRESS TESTING STUPID !!!!

if it dosent get hot gaming then its fine
    
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