I have the Asus A7V with a Duron 650. I overclocked it to 900 MHz successfully and it runs Quake III and Unreal rock solid.
To achieve this, I used 1.85 volts as vcore. After working the CPU hard, it's temperature peeks at 61°C. Idle is around 55°C. Is this too hot for the Duron? Will I shorten it's life considerably?? Any opinions welcomed!
P.S. It also booted at 950 but windows would not load. However, I could of tried a 1.9 vcore but I don't want to fry my Duron!
Above the title "AMD Duron" you can read the following characters:
D-mean architecture - Duron (A-Athlon)
650 - frequency in MHz
A - type of socket (A-PGA, M- slot1)
S - core voltage (S-1.5V, U-1.6V, P-1.7V, N-1.8V)
T- max. temperature (Q-60Celsius, X-65C, R-70C, Y-75C, T-90 Celsius degree)
1 - size of L2 cache (1 - 64 KB, 2- 128 KB)
B- type of DDR frequency (A=B=200 MHz).
If Xou have X, R, Y or T type Duron, all is OK. If not, please change your cooler... :-)
Thanks. However, I would like to avoid removing my cooler from the CPU. I installed Asus's PC Probe and this software recommended a maximum CPU temperature threshold of 86 °C. Is it possible that this software can read the CPU's id number and extract the maximum temperature for it?
I also think anything above 60°C is too hot but if the CPU can endure anything under 90°C, than I guess it's all good.
I think having good air circulation in my case is the key to good cooling. At first I did not have a chasis fan and my mobo was around 39°C - pretty hot. I stripped away a fan from an old power supply and installed it in. Immediately, the mobo temperature dropped to 33°C and hence, the CPU's temp also dropped 6°. If I could get my hands on a powerful chasis fan, I could probably get the mobo's temp under 30°C and bring the CPU's temp down a few more degrees. :>