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Created On: 06/19/2006 11:57 PM
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 06/19/2006 11:57 PM
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jack_bauer
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I have an opteron 170 and it runs very hot even with a quad pipe amd heatsink/fan. 45C idle no OCing, and 50-55C gaming for 30 mins! Only had it for a month and a half. Should I call amd?
 06/20/2006 01:51 AM
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Those temperatures sound ok, well within spec but you may be able to imrove them a bit.

What is the room temperature, and what case fans do you, eg do you have case air flow.
Also do you have anyother hot components, like some uber video card
 06/20/2006 02:00 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: Bitey
Those temperatures sound ok, well within spec but you may be able to imrove them a bit.

What is the room temperature, and what case fans do you, eg do you have case air flow.
Also do you have anyother hot components, like some uber video card



a8n32: idle 44C
opty 170: idle: 44C
psu seasonic s12 500w
x1800xt 512 w/accelero 48C idle
2 120mm front and back fans
1 side across from cpu fan 92mm
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cpu fan amd new quad pipe temp in house in the mid 80s day, 70s at night temps cool off 3C-5C in the night.
 06/20/2006 02:18 AM
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If your room temp is around 30C/85F then 44C system temp is a bit much.
In a case like yours I would expect ~35C system temp
 06/20/2006 09:08 AM
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If your system and CPU temperature match then you are getting perfect transfer of heat from the CPU to your case interior - what is not happening is that heat being shifted out of the case properly. I'd check case airlfows first.

Also, as has been said - 45C isn't hot by today's standards.
 06/20/2006 08:34 PM
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So are your fans set to blow in at the bottom and blow out at the top? thats usualy the best way to move heat .I would also tend to have more blowing in than out, but try to keep it close to matched.
 06/21/2006 09:04 AM
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quote:

Originally posted by: jack_bauer
I have an opteron 170 and it runs very hot even with a quad pipe amd heatsink/fan. 45C idle no OCing, and 50-55C gaming for 30 mins! Only had it for a month and a half. Should I call amd?



are those the temps you get when OC'd or just running stock? if those are temps at stock, then yes i would say your chip is running a bit higher than it should be. my OC'd Opteron 165 is clocked at 2.43 and it idles at 36 and 48 while gaming. stock HSF.

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