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Hi I'm a bit of an overclocking newbie and this is my first post.<br />
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I've just overclocked my old AMD Athlon XP 2000+ which I have on an ASUS A7n8X-X with no added cooling system. I'm running a burn in using Sisco's Sandra and monitoring temps with Motherboard Monitor 5. <br />
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I'd really appreciate if someone could tell me if it's the CPU diode temp or the CPU socket temp that I should be worried about? I've found the max temp for my CPU as around 90-95 celsius but I'm not sure which of those it refers to.<br />
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Running Sandra burn in for about a half hour at 100% processor I got a diode temperature of 88 celsius and a socket temp of around 68 celsius. I guess if the max temp refers to the diode temp I need to lower my multiplier or fsb (??).<br />
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I tried to find an answer already posted but got really confused by everything that seemed related!<br />
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Any help appreciated greatly!<br />
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Liam
 

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Hi and welcome to the Forum!<br />
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Its your diode temp you should be worried about! 88C is too much!<br />
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that 2000+ is T-Bred core and I would keep the temp below 70C if you wanna keep that CPU!<br />
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Fill out you system specs in User CP! that help us to help you! <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Wow thanks Specialist. I'll back off with the multiplier I guess! I'm glad I didn't walk away and leave it when I was doing the burn in as the temp was still going up when I stopped it.<br />
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I have put in my specs as you suggested, thanks for that!
 

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With most processors you usually don't want to go over 60c.<br />
If you really plan on overclocking this sucker really good.<br />
Get some artic sliver 5 and get some nice cooling on it.<br />
(If you want once you have found the right heatsink for the job lapp it.)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">With most processors you usually don't want to go over 60c.<br />
If you really plan on overclocking this sucker really good.<br />
Get some artic sliver 5 and get some nice cooling on it.<br />
(If you want once you have found the right heatsink for the job lapp it.)</div>

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</div>XP's take heat a little better. 70C is usualy the max for them.<br />
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First thing I gotta ask....how good is your airflow? <img src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thinking" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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How many fans? Know how much CFM? Going from one bad (or low CFM) fan, to 3 or 4 good fans can help more than any heatsink, depending on your ambient. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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If you already have good airflow - definatly look into an aftermarket cooler. Along with some AS5. <img src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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If you want to go abit further....lap your heatsink before putting it on. I'll find a guide for you. <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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Edit:<br />
<a href="http://www.overclock.net/amd-air-cooling/115172-lapped-my-bt-wowowow.html?highlight=lapping+guide+heatsink" target="_blank">http://www.overclock.net/amd-air-coo...guide+heatsink</a><br />
Not really a FAQ - but some results. If you scroll down some it shows how he did it.
 

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Hey guys<br />
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Thanks for all the help, I'll look into getting a new fan seeing as I don't think mine is very good. I've actually started to worry though cause I've been slowly dropping down the clock speed to fix the temp issue and they are still really high! <br />
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I've dropped back to factory settings (133 x 12.5) with the lowest possible voltage for my mobo (1.65) and I still have to cancel the burn in cause it's starts getting over 70 celsius!<br />
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Even though I only have the standard fans in my box I have both the sides off and it's in a pretty cool spot.<br />
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Is it possible my temp readings are wrong? Or is there some reason I'm getting really high temps?<br />
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Also, any help on why my multipliers go: ...6.0 then 7.5 then 8.0/16.0 then 8.5/16.5 then 9.0/17.0 then 9.5 then 10.0...? I don't get what all the intermediate ones with the two multis are.<br />
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Sigh
 
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