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 07/02/2005 02:33 AM
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I just recently bought an athlon xp 2800+ barton core along with a new motherboard and ram. I hooked everything up right and noticed it was running hot (around 57-62*C idle). It stayed like this for a few days so i decided to get an aftermarket heatsink and fan along with some arctic silver 5. I cleaned the mating surfaces with arcticlean cleaner and applied arctic silver 5. I started up with the new HSF and arctic silver 5 and it ran hotter (about 60*C idle and 75*C gaming). I then took off the new HSF and put back on the stock HSF with arctic silver 5. Again it ran idle around 60*C. When changing fans i did notice a very small chip in the mating surface of the cpu. Could this have an affect big enough to make it overheat this bad? I have plenty of case cooling and airflow. I have 5 fans...2 in the front, 1 in the back, 1 on the psu, and one on the cpu (along with a case cone that sucks in cold air to the cpu). So I'm thinking its defiantly the cpu.

System specs:

mobo: gigabyte 7vt600p-rz
cpu: amd athlon xp 2800+ barton
ram: 2 sticks of 256mb crucial ballistix cl 2
case: some rosewill case with a rosewill 400w psu along with 3 80mm case fans.

 07/02/2005 03:14 AM
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Some gigabyte boards give high core temps.

Is your system stable?

What is the system temperature?

What are the AMPS values for each voltage rail as shown on the psu cover?

Download and run speedfan:' ">

Remove the heatsink/fan and check that the cpu mark left by the paste on the hsf is perfectly centred. If it is not, turn the hsf 180degrees and reseat it that way around.

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 07/02/2005 04:40 AM
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I have speedfan and its way off when reading cpu temp. It says its around 76*C idle. My system is pretty stable i just really don't feel comfortable gaming when it runs that hot. The system temp is 44*C after about 2 hours of gaming and around 38*C-40*C when idle. I'm not exactly sure what u mean by amps values so here is a link to my case's psu cover at the bottom. I've tried turning the HSF around with both HSF's that i have. The cpu is defiantly more toward one side on each but the markings from the thermal grease are fine and cover the whole cpu mating surface. I just don't know whats wrong. I'll try to get a pic of that chip in the cpu surface as soon as my new USB cable gets here for my camera.

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 07/02/2005 05:19 AM
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The Socket A Gigabyte boards tend to give higher than 'normal' readings, since the temperature is read from the CPU diode, rather than the socket. In this case, expect the temperature to be 5-10C higher. You can contact Gigabyte about this, but they will say the same.

Tried an updated bios? Other than that, if it's stable, it isn't too hot.


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