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CPU temps

RhinoRhino TheRhinLOLRegistered User regular
edited March 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
What's the safe operating range for an AMD XP 2400+ CPU? How hot can it get before it stops working?

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    LodbrokLodbrok Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    My Xp2100 overclocked to a 2700 idles aroubd 65C. This can go up to 70C under high loads. I have no idea how hot the CPU have to get before it stops working, but probably quite a bit higher. The Athlon XPs are designed to operate hot. Are you experiencing heat related issues? Otherwise I would not worry about it.

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    RookRook Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    It's thermally rated at 85 degrees C. So anything below that then it should be relatively fine. Above it and I think the motherboard will power down to prevent damage.

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    RhinoRhino TheRhinLOL Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Thank you. Yes.

    I have heat sink... a BIG heat sink made of 100% copper. It works good.

    With 80mm fan the temp is 32C and without fan the temp is 57C, so should be fine to run without fan?

    I think it should be fine, just want to check. I run without fan so it doesn't make noise.

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    TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Sorry to butt in, but I've been monitoring my temps lately and am uncertain about my own CPU getting too hot. After a 30 minute game of the C&C3 demo, the fan on the CPU gets really loud.

    Anyway, it idles around 35-37 C, runs at 38-40 C when doing light browsing or it's hot out, and at full load I think it can reach temps in excess of 55-57 C (It's hard to know, since I have to quit or alt-tab to check - could be breaking 60). I'm running a P4 3.2 GHz, Northwood. Thanks.

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    JWFokkerJWFokker Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Sorry to butt in, but I've been monitoring my temps lately and am uncertain about my own CPU getting too hot. After a 30 minute game of the C&C3 demo, the fan on the CPU gets really loud.

    Anyway, it idles around 35-37 C, runs at 38-40 C when doing light browsing or it's hot out, and at full load I think it can reach temps in excess of 55-57 C (It's hard to know, since I have to quit or alt-tab to check - could be breaking 60). I'm running a P4 3.2 GHz, Northwood. Thanks.

    The fan is responding to the temperature sensor in the CPU socket. You should see if you can get a fan speed control program that supports your motherboard. If your board is supported, you can adjust what speed the fan ramps up to at what temperature.

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    TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    JWFokker wrote: »
    Sorry to butt in, but I've been monitoring my temps lately and am uncertain about my own CPU getting too hot. After a 30 minute game of the C&C3 demo, the fan on the CPU gets really loud.

    Anyway, it idles around 35-37 C, runs at 38-40 C when doing light browsing or it's hot out, and at full load I think it can reach temps in excess of 55-57 C (It's hard to know, since I have to quit or alt-tab to check - could be breaking 60). I'm running a P4 3.2 GHz, Northwood. Thanks.

    The fan is responding to the temperature sensor in the CPU socket. You should see if you can get a fan speed control program that supports your motherboard. If your board is supported, you can adjust what speed the fan ramps up to at what temperature.

    Do you mean via the BIOS? Or actual software? I've tried modifying the temperature thresholds in the BIOS with very poor results. Things got way too hot, way too quick, and I actually wound up hardlocking my system in the BIOS when I tried to modify things there, so I'm paranoid.

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    BeazleBeazle Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Most commercial ICs and processors are rated between 70C and 85C. So as long as you stay under these temps youl will be fine. I used to do reliability testing for a defense contractor and you would be surprised at how robust most commercial ICs are. So in short keep your system at or below 70C and you will be fine.

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    RhinoRhino TheRhinLOL Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Beazle wrote: »
    Most commercial ICs and processors are rated between 70C and 85C. So as long as you stay under these temps youl will be fine. I used to do reliability testing for a defense contractor and you would be surprised at how robust most commercial ICs are. So in short keep your system at or below 70C and you will be fine.

    ok. Yes. Thank you.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    when my fan shut down, my computer would regularly hover at around 90c

    when I tried a game, it would extend to 120c and then shut off


    I don't suggest this, nor is it ordinary. as my computer has no case fans.


    but about 80 is where you should start getting concerned

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