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    Operating Temp for CPU, what is it??

    Hi All,

    I got a PIII 700E that I run at 933 and I'm wondering what temperature should you keep the CPU at to make sure you're not toasting it.

    Here's what I see right now roughly with my GlobalWin 048 HS/FAN:
    Normal/High load at 700: 29-37 C (85-100 F)
    Normal/High load at 933: 35-46 C (100-115 F)

    What do you think, does Intel provide any guidelines for temp?

    Thanks!

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    46C is relatively high for a 700E @ 933 at load, even if it's well within the operating temps for a PIII. You would still be better off with temps in the mid 30s to 40C. What are your ambient temps?

    Intel has their maximum temps at some obscenely high number (75 - 90 C). Those are probably temps at which the chip starts to suffer physical damage.

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    46 deg c thats cooking. when i first o/c mine i started to worry at 40 - 42 then got my self an alpha 3125s (secc2) cooler now its only tops out at 35 deg c after a few hours sesion of online q2.
    well worth the forty quid.

    you can get one at www.coolpc.co.uk

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    I made a few airflow adjustments to the case and I now see 933 at around 32C/86F ambient CPU temp with low to medium use.

    At high use, however, (Q3 Arena) I see it hover around 50C/120F ... is such a spike common or make sense?

    -Storm <shrug>

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    What cooling have you got on the processor?

    It sounds to me like you need a good heatsink/fan as mentioned above...
    If you lived here, you'd be home by now...

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    I have a GlobalWin 048 HS/FAN, it's not an Alpha-type cooler like the 033(?) GlobalWin makes, but it's got a decent HS and two fans. So, maybe the thermal paste is not done right and there's not enough contact??

    Also, Intel is shipping with their boxed CPUs, a HS/FAN combo like mine above for their 1.1GHz CPU ... which is basically a 800E that they have clocked at 133. So, if they ship the suckers like that, I don't know how much I should care about the temps around 40-50C. Then again, the spikes are not that comforting

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    The thing to consider is your overall system stability. If you don't suffer any unusual crashes and or BSODs you might be fine juz the way you are. If you find that you aren't as stable as can be then you will want to look into either a new HSF, reseating your existing HSF, adding a bit of thermal compound, improving your case cooling or lowering your room temps.

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    Thanks for the good info, folks.

    After I tweaked the case air flow, it's now ambient at 27C/80F, hums at 38C/100F, and screams (Q3) at 42C/110F.

    The stability is rock-solid and I think I'm comfortable with it now. I wonder how reliable the Asus Probe program is at reporting true temps..?

    -Storm

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    I think that the Mother Board Monitor is better than ASUS PC Probe. But thats just me

    Download it here -> http://members.brabant.chello.nl/~a.vankaam/mbm/

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    MBM4 IS better than Asus Probe.
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    I'd like to try MBM, but do any of those links actually work?? I tried the NL site and there's no reply/no file, I tried the US site, same thing, I tried the UK site and they don't even have the utilities page anymore. So, where do you get it from?

    -Storm

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    Get MBM 4.17 here.


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    Weird, i can download it from here (Sweden)??

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    Intel PIII 800E@1080 (135*8) 1,90V
    Alpha HS with 2x60mm 3DFXCool fans
    ASUS P3V4X Mobo Bios 1005 (Via apollo Pro133A chipset)
    Hyundai 320MB RAM (2x128MB+1x64MB)
    Creative 3DBlaster TNT2U 150/183@173/210
    Adaptec 29160N SCSI card
    Quantum Atlas 10K 18,2GB Ultra160 SCSI
    Creative SB Live!
    Plextor Plexwriter 8/2/20
    Plextor Ultraplex 40X
    Creative 5X DVD

    HP 970CXI Printer
    Nokia 445X Pro 19" monitor
    Logitech Gaming mouse USB

    Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
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    Hardware
    Aopen HX08 Hightower case 300W PS
    Intel PIII 800E@1066 (133*8) 1,95V
    Alpha HS with 2 60x25mm 3DFXCool fans
    ASUS P3V4X Mobo Bios 1005 (Via apollo Pro133A chipset)
    Hyundai 384MB PC133 RAM (3x128MB) (3-2-2-5)
    Creative 3DBlaster TNT2U 150/183@165/200
    Adaptec 29160N SCSI card
    Quantum Atlas 10K 18,2GB Ultra160 SCSI
    Creative SB Live!
    Kingston EtheRx 10/100 KNE100TX
    Plextor Plexwriter 8/2/20
    Plextor Ultraplex 40X
    Creative 5X DVD
    Nokia 446X Pro 19" monitor
    Logitech Wingman Gaming mouse USB
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    Ahead Nero Burning ROM
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