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Topic Title: 5000 X2 "Black Edition" Overheating
Topic Summary: ...the temperatures are insanely high, and low.
Created On: 10/26/2008 01:16 PM
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 10/26/2008 01:16 PM
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nakedfunk
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Hello everybody, I'm new to this forum and I have an irritating issue with my CPU, I hope you can give me a good advice.


I recently bought installed the 5000 X2 "Black Edition" CPU and I am running it at stock frequency of 2.6 Ghz. My main intent was to overclock it, but I am affraid to, because of the insanely high temperatures the BIOS readouts are reporting even without overclocking it.

It goes from 39 - 45 C idle, and it goes way up to 83 C on 100% load. I could not beleive my eyes. I even touched the heatsink (Zalman 7500 ALCU) but it was barely even warm.

I don't understand. Is there something wrong with my motherboard maybe?

I have an Abit NF-M2 nView motherboard.
 10/27/2008 08:40 AM
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geezer_wheelz
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Hi and welcome to the forum
Download something like Everest and see what it says your temps are at.
Also check out my CPU cooling guide underneath my sig
Let us know how you make out after that.
Especially do the tip about setting the CPU voltage
Good luck

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 10/29/2008 05:04 PM
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Hey geezer,

I did everything I can think of these last few days, including your tips, I even updated to the latest BIOS, but nothing helps. I did some research, even on here forums, and looks like the Brisbane core thermal detection diode is broken.

Awwww man, I'm so bumed out.......how can they screw up something as a diode?!?

Can anybody tell me is this the thing with all Brisbanes or just the early ones?
 10/29/2008 08:20 PM
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Well I am running a Brisbane, and it works great.
I have a decent cooler on it and since I put it on I have been at 26°C at idle and after running OCCT for the full 30 minutes it gets up to 48 - 50°C
And my system is overclocked and over volted, running up to 1.5volts at times, mostly at 1.450volts when not benchmarking.

With the stock cooler I could not keep it cool if I started to work with a 60mb zip file it would overheat.

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 10/29/2008 09:21 PM
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Then there is just something wrong with mine. I have zalman 9500 cooler.
 10/30/2008 02:46 PM
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You should check the bottom of the cooler with a straight edge and see if it is actually flat.
Never hurts to do a remount and try it with less/more thermal paste than you used last time

Good luck

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 11/01/2008 10:44 AM
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Oh well, I couln't bother anymore with it so I just went to the hardware store and bought a 4850e X2. It's still a Brisbane and the temperatures are fine. I don't know what will I do with the 5000 BE one. Probably use it as a ginney pig on some overclocking tests.
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