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Topic Title: Safe temperature for an Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (Windsor)?
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 06/09/2008 10:20 PM
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wratho
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What's the top-end safe running temperature for this thing? I can't find anything ironclad about it anywhere. I have a brand new system that seems to be experiencing heat-related crashes while gaming and I'm trying to narrow down what's causing it.

Is 65C too hot for this chip? Should it be idling at 48C? Should a motherboard be hitting 55C at any point? These numbers seem way high to me but I know doodly squat about this stuff. And I don't OC. Ever.

Any clear answers are most welcome.
 06/09/2008 10:41 PM
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Well 65c is getting close I would not want it to go any higher than that ! 48c is a bit high as well . mobo temps are not all that important till you cross 70c .
The system you have has a stock HSF (heat sink fan) this is ok and all but if you want better than the temps you are seeing there you will have to get an after market cooler .

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 06/09/2008 10:53 PM
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With both the CPU idle and motherboard temps being on the highside you should also look at the case airflow.

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 06/09/2008 11:04 PM
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More than likely it is a passive cooler and while good air flow is needed in any case at least one fan blowing in and one out there is no real need to worry about the temps of the mobo not just yet . I would be more worried about the temps you are getting with that HSF of yours .

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 06/09/2008 11:08 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I have three fans in there now, the third was added today by the vendor at my request but the temperatures are still soaring. I just hit 64C (from 47C) after running Age of Conan for about 5 minutes.

OK, it seems I have an idea where the red line is, what would be an optimal reading for this processor? So I can take it in again and tell the guy what numbers should be coming up for this when I have him upgrade the HSF.

Also, is it worthwhile to put in a new heat sink altogether? Is it possible that the guy that built it is an imbecile and didn't use any thermal paste when assembling it? Lastly, the ambient room temperature here is 30C right now (11:00pm). How much of an impact might this be having? I had intermittent trouble before the heat hit this week, but I've really noticed it getting much worse today. Unfortunately, I only starting monitoring temperatures today as well.
 06/09/2008 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by: wratho

Thanks for the replies. I have three fans in there now, the third was added today by the vendor at my request but the temperatures are still soaring. I just hit 64C (from 47C) after running Age of Conan for about 5 minutes.



OK, it seems I have an idea where the red line is, what would be an optimal reading for this processor? So I can take it in again and tell the guy what numbers should be coming up for this when I have him upgrade the HSF.



Also, is it worthwhile to put in a new heat sink altogether? Is it possible that the guy that built it is an imbecile and didn't use any thermal paste when assembling it? Lastly, the ambient room temperature here is 30C right now (11:00pm). How much of an impact might this be having? I had intermittent trouble before the heat hit this week, but I've really noticed it getting much worse today. Unfortunately, I only starting monitoring temperatures today as well.


OK you need to take that computer back to the vendor and tell them there is a big problem you are right at the point ! 64 is way too hig for any thing stock ! you have 2 things going on , One could be the fact they did not put the HSF on right two there is no thermal past at all ! Take it back ASAP !
PS upgrade your HSF if you want to but even a stock cooler should keep your temps cool and not that high at all! there is some thing going on !

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 06/29/2008 03:51 PM
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wow thats high... im using only my CPU heatsink/fan and PSU fan to cool my system and im running at 35 C and is OCed at 3.0GHz (1.5GHZ per core)


but ofc my CPU is only a AMD Athlon X2 3600+ but my cpu fan is from tiger direct.

CPU Fan: Thermaltake / V1 / Multi-Socket 775/AM2/939/754 / Copper / CPU Cooler

Thermal Grease: ZeroTherm ZT-100 AA Grade Thermal Grease




Time of this report: 6/29/2008, 15:38:56
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Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254)
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System Model: MS-7312
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Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3600+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
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 06/29/2008 05:28 PM
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MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmm not sure thats any help though!!

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 07/20/2008 05:35 PM
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matt zin
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hai all..im new here and i have huge problem...

i use x2 5k+ in gigabytes ga-ma78g-DS3H,the problewm i hav eis my temperature reach over 75 in starting.i buy the NEW cooler 3D-rocket II gh-pcu23-ve.and still reach 70..so i need u help...ur suggestions.pls...




-thank you-
 07/20/2008 07:36 PM
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matt zin
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hai all..im new here and i have huge problem...

i use x2 5k+ in gigabytes ga-ma78g-DS3H,the problewm i hav eis my temperature reach over 75 in starting.i buy the NEW cooler 3D-rocket II gh-pcu23-ve.and still reach 70..so i need u help...ur suggestions.pls...




-thank you-
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