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Created On: 10/10/2004 12:00 AM
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 10/10/2004 12:00 AM
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new2athlon
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Hi all:

I am resurrecting a system for a friend. It has an AMD motherboard and an Athlon chip, just plain old Athlon...no XP or 64 or any of that cool stuff. A1200AMS3B is the serial # for this chip. The system was built for her by I don't know who. FYI : mobo serial # is 00360295696-288.

Do Athlon A1200AMS3B normally run hot? I found a spec sheet and it says the "die temperature" is 95 celsius. That's pretty freakin hot...200 F. How does this happen without it seizing up? Does it mean this is the temperature it always runs at or the maximum temp the processor can take?

Any information would be helpful.

Anybody know of a resource for finding out the specs on a motherboard?




 10/10/2004 02:36 AM
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Ivan Andreevich
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That's maximum. After that it starts to barbeque. You want it to run < 60C if you intend for it to last.
 10/10/2004 04:12 AM
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As stated above that is the maximum core temp. Athlon's generally run between 50 and 60°C using stock heatsink and fan. So depending on your cooler, temps will vary.

Hope this helps.

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