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Created On: 02/16/2004 08:37 PM
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 02/16/2004 08:37 PM
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leehaines
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This goes hand in hand with my prob posted in the older cpu info and specs forum.

Specs:
AMD Athlon 1333mhz
L1 Data Cache: 64Kb
L1 Inst Cache: 64kb
L2 Cache: 256kb
Family/Model/Step: 6.4.4
MMX: Yes
Ext MMX: Yes
3dNow: Yes
Ext 3dNow: Yes

Recenty my computer had been loading things and running them at very slow speeds, my cpu temp (as reported by bios) is 60C, my sys temp is 30C.

Also, My BIOS reports that Fan 1+2 are running at 0RPM.....Surely this has to be wrong? The fan in my casing is running.

Totally confused and bewildered at the moment, is my cpu too hot?

Thanks in advance.
 02/17/2004 01:56 AM
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Max temp for your CPU is 95°C, but unlike the Athlon XP-line, the older Athlons do not have a built-in thermal diode...instead, temperature is measured by a thermistor in the CPU-Socket. Since this thermistor measures temperature under the CPU, the actual die temp. may be several °C higher - most motherboards add 10-20°C to the thermistor-value, to get as close to the actual die-temp as possible...unfortunately, this can vary between different motherboards and even different BIOS-versions.

The best way to find out whether you have a heat issue is to leave your case open and let a really big fan blow directly on the motherboard. If this resolves your issues, then it is a heat-related problem.

QUOTE Also, My BIOS reports that Fan 1+2 are running at 0RPM.....Surely this has to be wrong? The fan in my casing is running.
It is possible that your fans are either not connected to the motherboard-headers(they could be connected directly to a 4-pin connector from the PSU) or that their rpm is below what the motherboard/BIOS can detect.

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