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Created On: 12/17/2003 04:33 AM
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 12/17/2003 04:33 AM
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Steve
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Hello everyone,
My question is how hot should a
AMD AthlonXP PR3200+ (RTL) Barton
400FSB CPU run for best performance.
At what temp would you get worried about it ?

I run mine on a Epox Motherboard 8RDA3+ (DDR / Nforce2 / LAN / 1394 / SATA / 400FSB)
6 Chn Audio / DDR400 / USB 2.0 / 8X AGP / DUAL LAN / 400 FSB / 1394 / SATA

with 1 gig of Memory


 12/17/2003 05:28 AM
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AMD rates the max die temp of the Bartons at 85C.

I feel safe as long as my CPU on-die temp is around 20C below AMD's max rating. This past summer with my PC room around 80F my Barton 2800+ @ 2.3GHz was peeking at 65C-67C with Prime95 stress test running, the socket temp was around 52C. As long as the systems are stable I really don't worry about it, this system is 7 months old now and it never crashes.

I use Mother Board Monitor on my Barton system since my mobo (Asus A7N8X v2) can read the CPU on-die temp on the Athlon XPs, on my older boards I just add 10 to 12C to the socket temp to get a ball park figure for the on-die temps.

On the AMD K7 cores, I've had a Slot-A, Duron, T-bird, Palomino and now a Barton, all over clocked with coolers that cost from $8 to $23. Some guys will tell you it should run at 50C or 55C max and to buy a big expensive cooler and put 6 fans in your case, etc,etc, maybe they just like spending more money on coolers and fans then the CPU itself, I never had to.
 12/17/2003 06:21 AM
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Moved to AXP General Info & Specs

Most overclockers are thermophobes ...including myself - i just don't like high temps...but i won't scream in terror if my temps exceed 50 or even 60°C either

Generally, you don't need to worry as long as your system is stable and your temp stays below the max specified temp for your CPU.
Ofcourse, having lower temps means less stress for your CPU and prolly some more overclocking-headroom, too

Having 6 case-fans is uneccessary, but a good airflow(most people have two fans, one front-intake and a rear-exhaust) will help keep system-temps down and enhance the lifetime of your components(like HDDs).

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 12/17/2003 10:02 AM
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Thanks very much for your views and your Time.
Regars Steve
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