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Question about my CPU's temperature

post #1 of 8
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CPU: Athlon XP Barton core 3200+ not_oced
cooler: Gigabyte g-power cooler pro, used thermal paste that
came along with my cooler.

when my cooler is set on lowest fan speed,

i get 38-39oC idle temp
40oC temp when i just do ordinary work, meaning browsing the web, burning a DVD, e.t.c.

my system's board idle temp is about 32oC, and the Graphic card's ambient idle temp (if that means anything to you) is usualy at 34oC.

are these temps good ? how should i put my cpu under heavy load to get a load temp reading ? What temp increase should i expect to get ?

I am intending to oc my cpu, i ahve already tested and found out that going from 200x11 (current) to 210x11,5 is very stable, maybe later i even icrease more.

What temps are good for an OCed Barton 3200+ ? (idle/load)

What option of prime95's torture test should i use to test the stability ?
a blend test maybe ?


(bout my case cooling: I have adequate case cooling, but that makes no big difference as i currently have my case open, i tried closing it and it just boosts CPU and board temps up. I would have to keep all of my case fans at highest speed and turned on even if my PC is idle, just to keep temps at the same level with now that my case is open. So, it doesn't worth it, though i am currently working on further modifying my case, so that it will be closed, but the top left open to have better air outtake. Additionaly my CPU cooler's fan will draw air directly from the outside.)

thanks for your time...
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post #2 of 8
Folding @ Home, Prime95, or any other CPU-intensive program will be able to give you load temps. I'm surprised you are running that warm on idle. I'm running the stock cooler with paste that soyo bundled with my board, and my load temps are only around 42C. If you're at 40C idle, you'll probably have to turn your fan speed all the way up. Does your case have a cpu duct on it? If not, you might want to consider modding it so it does, as they can drop your temps an easy 5C. My original idle temps were in the mid 40's, and now they are around 32C thanks to my Centurion. If you overclock significantly, you're going to want to invest in a better cooler like the Thermaltake Big Typhoon or go all out and buy some water cooling.

EDIT: Yeah, the blend test is the way to go. If your CPU can hold out for like ten hours, you're all set. Also, consider getting a new case. Some cases - even modded ones - have bad airflow, raising the temps. I love my Centurion, as it has a big fan in back, another 80mm in front, the CPU duct, some grills over the PCI/GPU area, and the whole front is made of mesh. It keeps my system cool. Also, my PSU has a 120mm fan in it, and that sucks a lot of air.
post #3 of 8
those temps seem high, my idle is at 21c now without the fan blowing (it turns off below 25C)


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post #4 of 8
Rogue, you have an Opty. Those have Cool & Quiet, which causes them to be way cooler than Athlon XP chips.
post #5 of 8
cool and quiet is always off, as per overclocking--the cooling I have is pretty sweet, much lower than stock hsf

edit: just for those that dont know, cool and quiet kills overclock.
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post #6 of 8
hehe, here is a screenie to prove c&c is off so you can see the speed of the cpu and temps

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post #7 of 8
But still, all of the Athlon 64 and Opty and Skt 754 Sempron chips run very cool compared to Athlon XP chips. I know you disable it for overclocking, but it doesn't really help to post temps when you don't even have the same socket CPU.
post #8 of 8
hehe not the same cpu, true, cool and quiet sucks though ...I just noticed the OP has a similar cooler to mine
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