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    Having heat problems with my 1 gig Athlon!!!

    After running idle for about an hour my cpu gets up to 60 degrees celcius. I'm not sure but i don't think thats good. I have my case off too. My room temp is about 70 degrees F. Any suggetions? What is the normal temp of this CPU?

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    That's hot man, too hot, you're room temp has alot to do with those numbers i guarantee it. Try to lower your room temp or just add more fans. Either way if your room temp is hot all a fan is going to do is blow hot air around. Normal temp for the gig Athlon for me is 42c-47c. In the summer it shoots up to 55c but i never have a problem with stability, i also keep my left panel off the case. Alot of people will say their gig Athlon runs at 35c or something but they never mention that their room is the temperature of a freezer.

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    You are going to have to give us some more info on your cooling setup. No that temp is kind of high. What kind of HS are you using? Did you apply a thin coat of thermal compound? How many case fans do you have? What direction is the airflow? Is the PS fan blowing into or out of the case? Did you install a new HS and if so did you remember to remove the insulating pad from the bottom of the HS?

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    Well...I can almost be sure that it's not your room temp. 70F is pretty good. My room temp is 76F right now and my Tbird is at 41C. You may need to reseat the heatsink.

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    Seems a bit high.

    What are you using to measure the temps bios or a windows based monitor. I have found some monitors read high. Bios seems fairly accurate and I found MBM5 reads OK.

    And it seems that there is two lots of idle.
    My 1Ghz idle is only 3*C less than loaded unless using idle software which drops some 9*C.

    My 1Ghz reading 44*C room 22*C. (More case cooling needed)40*C with side off.

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    Room temperature has alot to do with CPU temperature you have to be kidding me.

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    Reseating the heatsink might help also as mentioned above. Every two months i reseat mine just to add a fresh coat of heatsink paste and i clean the dust out of the fins and fan blades. Alot of dust will raise your temp by 10c sometimes, especially of the heatsink fins are covered, the heat has no place to go and it's not doing it's job. I n fact i just cleaned mine about a half hour ago and my temp dropped about 6c.

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    netdude He said his room temp is 70F. Thats about 21C. I hardly think that is what is causing his high temps. He should however give us some more info if he wants some help.

    21C is considered normal room temp and is what my room is now. I have an idle of 29C right now and a full load of 42c.

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    Netdude...I totally agree with you...but it's just that his room temperature is about normal. Your right the hsf can only cool to the temperature of the ambent temperature. So the cooler the air going in the cooler the chip will be.

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