Just assembled a new system based on the amd 64 3000+ with the mobo Abit NF8 and 512Mb of Samsung mem. Now I find the temps it gives me are somewhat higher then what I was expecting. idle : min 38°C load (prime95): 62.5°C with a case temp of 31°C.
would this be a normal reading, seeing as my XP Barton 2500+ running at 2.2Ghz is only at 26°C in the same room (case temp at 16°C)
hmm, maybe the case flow is not all that good, if I take a look at the case temps... There is a fan at the back, the psu has a 120mm fan above the cpu and there is a blowhole on top.
ok, I did leave some details out. first, the case does not have front intake fans, like you mentioned. I did install the heatsink myself, and I used the pre-applied thermal paste. the temps i mentioned from my 2500+ are when idle (sorry) Ilet it run prime during the night and had no probs, so i guess it's all good. will see if i can mount front intake fans to improve temps a little
updated the bios, I now have the case open and on idle the abit µguru is showing me 43.5°C with a system temp of 15°C. The 15°C makes sence, as my own pc is giving me 16°C system. Guess the Abit has a somewhat dodgy temp sence, because when I touch the heatsink, it feels as cold as the case itself...
Gone try sending a mail to abit to ask if there are any probs with this mobo.