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Ok heres my story, I haven't been much of an overclocker since I found this forum which was right after I bought my new AMD 4400 X2 processor. My old computer is an AMD Athalon 64 3200+ and it worked great, I never payed much attention to the temperature of the cpu though or any of the monitoring in my computer because I didnt overclock back then. Well I put my old AMD 3200 back together and I overclocked it to 2.5Ghz and WOW, the damn thing runs at 26C!!!! Lol i dunno if thats normal for most people but I'm surprised, its running at 1.5 volts and 2.5Ghz with a STOCK fan and stock thermal paste at 26C only. ???, i'm confused because my 4400 X2 is almost twice as hot as that, it runs at 48C on full load (during the torture test) with the stock fan which runs 300RPMs faster than my AMD 3200 stock fan and also has the Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste installed in it. Do you guys know if this is the average temperature of the 4400 X2 and that the dual cores run hotter? Or did I do something really wrong here.

P.S. I even took my CPU out and re did the Arctic Silver and only put just a little bit more then a pea size amount like u guys told me to.
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post #2 of 13
Those are very low temps on the 3200, perhaps they arent reporting correctly.
Yes the X2 do run hotter. A bit of it depends on the thermal paste od whether or not up used the factory stuff, ie. the preapplied stuff from AMD. Also.... case circulation is relavant to he overall temps too.
    
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well...two cores means two heat sources. So, obvs that is something to do with it. Then...the venices just run cool...mine runs full load at about 38-40 degrees...
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Oh ok thanks, so wait which one are u saying is better the AS5 or the factory thermal paste?
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Are you sure you are reading the correct temperature? Does that temp increase rapidly and decrease rapidly after running a stress program? That's rediculously low for a load temp, especially with 1.5v.
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Well, venices are known for good overclocks and low temps, but 26C?!? That's insane!
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Lol, yea dude i'm reading the right temp. I downloaded two programs for it, one Speedfan and two Hmonitor. So does this mean taht if it runs this cool taht I can overclock it very very HIGH?
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try it and find out
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I guess you would just have to try Still, too much voltage will kill it, I wouldn't go over 1.65-1.7
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Lol, yea dude i'm reading the right temp. I downloaded two programs for it, one Speedfan and two Hmonitor. So does this mean taht if it runs this cool taht I can overclock it very very HIGH?
As long as it doesnt crashes..lol
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