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Created On: 04/13/2005 02:47 AM
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 04/13/2005 02:47 AM
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Hi, I have two questions about the xp-120.

mobo: Asus A8V Deluxe
cpu: FX-53 939
fan: Vantec Stealth 120mm fan
grease: Arctic Silver 5
@ default 2.4ghz , 1.5v
-latest via, latest bios, latest everything, inside of computer case seems average,
could be better organized but seems alright.


1. My cpu idle is at 50c, that seems too high. The mobo idle temp is 32c which seems good. What to do about that high cpu idle?

2. For about 10 hours or so (less than a day) I was doing something wrong,
I had plugged my vantec 120mm fan into the 3-pin cpu fan header on the mobo. I wasn't using the 3 to 4pin adapter.

I remember at startup for one time only it said cpu fan not found or something, and in the bios, under hardware monitor, it was reporting the rpm under the chassis fan header, which of course is wrong, bececause I plugged it into the cpu fan header way at the top, and not the chassis fan header way below.

Now I use the 3-4pin adapter.

Do you think my cpu fan header is damaged? It seems to be working ok and the idle temp was around 50c the same now when using the 3 to 4pin adapter. I just hope no damage was done to it or anything else. Please clam me about this.

Heres how I applied the grease:

I just applied 3/4 bb size or 1 1/2 grain rice size , to the center of the cpu,
put the cpu in the mobo,
applied the heatsink , rotated to the left n right just 1 degree or so.
thats it , just like the instructions recommended, everything was clean, no mess.
 04/13/2005 05:04 PM
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Hmm I idle at 39-41 with my XP-120 and load at 44-46. We have very similar systems as well. I have the updated BIOS as well. I had read on some forums that the base of the XP-120 was not perfectly flat and some people were lapping the bases to get better results.

AMD Athlon 64 FX-53 w/ XP-120 & Panaflow 120mm fan
Asus A8V Deluxe BIOS 1009
ATI Radeon X800XT PE w/ Arctic-Cooling Silencer 4 560/580
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Edition Pro
1GB Corsair XMS 3200XL (2x512) Dual Channel 2-2-2-10 1T
2x Western Digital 10,000 RPM SATA Raptors Raid 0
Seagate 120 GB SATA 7,200 RPM
Liteon 8x +/- DVDRW
Liteon 52X CD-RW
Liteon 16x DVD-ROM
PC Power and Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 PSU +12V@ 34A
Logitech MX1000 Laser Mouse
 04/13/2005 05:31 PM
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Update you bios.

Update all of your monitoring software (ASUS PS Probe)

Update windows, all drivers, ETC.

Tell us how it goes.


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