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Created On: 07/01/2005 11:08 AM
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 07/01/2005 11:08 AM
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I have an AMD XP 2000 processor. I havn't overclocked it, It has a over sized heat sink and fan. Im running it on a MSI KT266 Combo board. To keep it cool enuff to use I'm running a large house fan beside it blowing cool air into the case and Im running a cooling program that came with my board called CoolerXP. With both of those in place it runs with low load at 39 deg celcius. If I put the panel back on the side of the case, take the fan off and disable cooler XP it runes with a low load at 53 Deg. Celcius. If Im running a game it will run fine for nearly an hour and then it will lockup because of heat....When I restart my comp and go to my bios just after it locks up the temp. is above 60 Deg celcius. I need to send this processor back to AMD or figure out away to keep it cool. I bought the processor and board from an individual so I doubt AMD will warrenty it. Im hoping that they have a recall on them or something because I need my PC and I love to play PC games. Any suggestion, help or anything would be much appreciated.

 07/01/2005 11:16 AM
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Yeah, improve the cooling of your case. I'm assuming the overheating problems ensue when the side of your case is on, meaning simple that you either need a better case or you need to add fans to this case. You should also check the thermal compound on the cpu and replace it if necessary. Do not ever toch it with your fingers as that can add oil to it and reduce its effectiveness. I would also consider a new heatsink/fan. I have seen both AMD supplied heatsinks and "aftermarket" heatsinks, and the biggest difference is the number of fins; my thermaltake heatsink has possibly a hundred more fins than the amd heatsink even though they are the same size, resulting in better cooling.

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