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 02/03/2009 03:50 PM
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Aria5200
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Hi.
I just bought a Athlon x2 5200 and when i was assembling it to the motherboard I didn't remove the plastic blow the hit sink and when I turned on the PC after about a minute the computer turned off. i did that about 20 time. then i realized what was the problem.
may this overheating cause any damage to my cpu? how could i know it is damaged?

sorry if I post in a wrong topic. i don't know where should i post about my problem.
 02/03/2009 03:56 PM
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you bet it can.

Can take years off it life and just flat out make it die before its time or kill it all together.

Not possible to return something like that.

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 02/03/2009 04:20 PM
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I didn't remove the plastic blow the hit sink and when I turned on the PC after about a minute the computer turned off.
Could be the thermal protection that shut down the rig before permanent damage occurred(hopefully).

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 02/03/2009 05:34 PM
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Yeap, the overheat protection should have caught it before it got damaged, remove the plastic, plug it all back in, boot up, see what it does. you should be fine.

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 02/04/2009 05:28 AM
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thank you for your answers.
now this overheating protection is a feature integrated in CPU or motherboard? and what is the pick temperature my CPU can stand? My CPU: Athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 5200+
and when I removed the plastic blow the heat sink a sticky glue remained on the plastic which must be between cpu and heat sink. should I worry about that?
 02/04/2009 05:35 AM
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I would remove the TIM/Thermal Interface Material (sticky glue) and reapply it with some new TIM like MX-2 just to be sure as if some has been transfered to the plastic it may not have enough left or cover the area correctly.

Use this video guide as an example of how to apply it.

How to apply TIM
 02/04/2009 10:30 AM
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now this overheating protection is a feature integrated in CPU or motherboard? and what is the pick temperature my CPU can stand? My CPU: Athlon 64 x2 dual core processor 5200+


Its a feature within the CPU, most motherboards also have a separate adjustable threshold for alarm or/and shutdown.

X2 5200+ ,ADA5200IAA6CZ, ADO5200IAA6CS: T_Case= 55-70'C

ADO5200IAA6CZ: T_Case= 55-72'C
ADO5200IAA5DO: T_Case= 55-68'C

http://fab51.com/cpu/guide/opn-am2-e.html

So you should aim for temp below 55'C at continuous 100% CPU load.

The shut down should occur when the upper level is reached.

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 02/09/2009 04:27 PM
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Laptops do put much more demands on heat stress tolerance compared to spacious desktop units. The burned laptops of your's, were they A64 or Turion CPU equipped?

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 02/09/2009 09:16 PM
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Cheers! And don't you ever come anywhere near my PC...

Also check for traces of melted plastic on the CPU surface or heatsink. The cover you're talking about is transparent, if it's the same I'm thinking about, so some may have remained without you seeing it. Especially if you've ran it about 20 times, as you say, and it has reached high temperatures.

And, well I have to confess I once did something similar with an Athlon XP heatsink - a wiseguy had the inspiration of apposing, in addition to the plastic cover, some kind of protective sticker over the thermal grease that looked like thermal grease itself. Fortunately I saw it before anything tragic happened...
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How did you go Aria5200?

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 03/29/2009 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by: skella

How did you go Aria5200?


It seems that everything is fine and it works normally. thank you for all answers.
 03/29/2009 03:23 AM
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Originally posted by: go_for

Laptops do put much more demands on heat stress tolerance compared to spacious desktop units. The burned laptops of your's, were they A64 or Turion CPU equipped?


Sorry I dont understand exactly what you say but it was a desktop A64. what is the difference? should i still worry after two month whether it will work fine or not? it works fine right now.
 05/04/2009 04:37 AM
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In my knowledge, the moment Processor heats upto 100 degrees, the anti thermal response in the core gets activated and the computer gets switched off without damaging any thing!
But I have experienced it only about 10-12 times...
 05/06/2009 03:41 PM
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Im thinking that since it took about a minute to heat up and then shut down that it should be ok. If you turned it on and seconds later shut down i would be more worried. Just means it slowly warmed up to its limit and shut it down. Should be fine.

I think for the abuse you cause your processor it deserves a nice new "better then stock" Heatsink Kinda a make up gift.

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