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 09/03/2005 10:57 AM
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Hello all,

I'm new to board and am looking for driver information for my processor.
Basically I looked on the website for correct driver to download and couldn't
find it myself. So I was hoping for some help in the matter. My information
is listed below.

2nd question, My processor runs at 54-55C when operating normal.
I was told by someone else that anything over 50C is running hot. Is
that a true statement or complete BS? The cooling fan runs at 1800 rpm
and I have thermal grease on the bottom of the heat sink. All except for
a square directly above the center chip. (Basically the thermal grease is
1/4" width, directly above the outer frame of the cpu and does not cover
the center)

This was done by Compaq-HP and not by me, is it done correctly?
(I have my doubts)

3rd question, and completely off topic,
I have gone through 4 power supplies since I bought the
computer. The 1st p/s went out 1 month after I bought the computer. Does
anyone know what to look for to fix this frequent problem? Right now
I am running a nVidia 5200 GeForce AGP and 550 watt p/s. Everything
else is factory original. After the 1st p/s went out I sent my computer
back to Compaq and made them fix it, 3 p/s later I'm starting to get
mad. /mad.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='mad.gif' /> I have access to complete system specs via Everest Home
Edition to help in the problem solving but don't know what to look for.

Thanks for any help in advance!

Current Driver Information:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 4/01/2004
Driver Version: 5.1.2600.0
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Publisher

CPU Properties
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 1666 MHz (12.5 x 133) 2000+
CPU Alias Thoroughbred-A
CPU Stepping A0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 453 Pin PGA
Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
Transistors 37.2 million
Process Technology 6Mi, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu
Die Size 80 mm2
Core Voltage 1.50 - 1.65 V
I/O Voltage 1.6 V
Typical Power 44.9 - 61.7 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 49.4 - 67.9 W (depending on clock speed)

CPU Utilization
CPU #1 0 %

Sensor Type ITE IT8705F (ISA 290h)
Motherboard Name FIC AM35

Cooling Fans
CPU 1875 RPM
Chassis 835 RPM

Voltage Values
CPU Core 1.58 V
+2.5 V 2.58 V
+3.3 V 3.30 V
+5 V 5.03 V
+12 V 12.16 V
+5 V Standby 4.92 V
VBAT Battery 3.31 V

 09/03/2005 06:03 PM
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What driver are you looking for? The cpu itself doesn't need an updated driver.

As to the temps, with the t'bred a you can expect temps like you are getting. Especilly since those cases aren't really designed for best airflow. And as far as the TIM being used and how it is applied. From your description, it sounds like it is applied correctly. It is just that with the thermal pads, the cpu heat melts the material and thus fills the microscopic gaps in the contact area. That means it's doing its job. You can try a aftermarket hsf and possibly add some fans to your case to improve airflow and lower temps.

In regards to the psu issue, the oems like compaq will use units that are at minimum spec to keep prices down. That can be the reason for the failures. Also. little or no airflow through the psu can cause it to overheat and fail.

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 09/03/2005 06:51 PM
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do you need chipset (VIA, nFORCE, SiS) drivers? maybe BIOS drivers?

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 09/04/2005 01:38 AM
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Like I said, NOOB needs help! lol
I didn't know the cpu didn't need updated drivers. Thats what I was
looking for. Thanks for the info...

The original power supply was a 250 watt, right after it started shooting
sparks out the back of it, I went to a 500 watt. It lasted about 7 months.
Then it just stopped working one day. Right now I am running a 550 watt
that has 2 fans inside of it. 1 month in, and so far so good. But if I leave
the case closed it smells as if wires are burning. Its definately coming from
the power supply. But I don't understand WHY?

Right now, I'm running it with the side of the case off and a big fan blowing
into the case. CPU temp running at 44C (54C enclosed) and motherboard at
35C and its been running all day long. (15 hours)

Its a Compaq Presario s3000nx Desktop. Factory original except for the
power supply and nVidia 128mb 5200 GeForce AGP card. (bought new)
Like I said this all started about 1 month after I bought the computer new and
2 weeks after I purchased the video card.

In a nut shell, I bought the computer new, right away I decided the 32mb video
sucked, and went and purchased the video card. 2 weeks later, POP goes the p/s.
2 years and $200.00 later on power supplies, I still haven't got a clue and even
sent it back to Hewlett Packard to fix the situation. Now the warranty is up and I'm
stuck with it. /wacko.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wacko.gif' />

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