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    NEED HELP!!! CPU temp getting to high

    My cpu temp is really high. On normal load i usually get 50C temp on the cpu. I have a coolermaster HCC-001 HSF and its set properly on there and i'm using the thermal grease that came with the fan. I've read alot of good reviews about the artic silver thermal compound and i'm getting that this weekend to see if it will help with the heat situation but is there anythin else that i could do to make the temp go down??? And could anyone give me the name of some programs that monitors the temp so i don't have to restart everytime to look at the temp???
    AMD Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1.53Ghz
    KT4 Ultra
    Coolermaster HHC-001
    Gainward GForce 4 TI 4200 128MB(290/550)
    1 Gig of Samsung PC2700 memory (2-512 sticks)
    40Gb Western Digital HDD
    Plextor 40/12/40
    Lite-on 16 DVD-Rom
    Sound Blaster Live 5.1
    Enermax Case (CS-3051L-S3A)
    5 Sunon fanz
    Dual Blue SunBeam CCFL
    17" MAG Innivision LCD Monitor

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    Applying Arctic Silver will help dissipate heat onto the heatsink better than what you are currently using. Good call on the thermal paste but don't expect your temperatures to drop down drastically. You'll probably knock about 2ºC - 3ºC. I know... that is huh?

    The two other things you can do to help get the temps down is:

    1. Change your CPU heatsink.

    2. Increase the airflow in your case.

    Just ask more questions about this and we'll get back to you on what other options you have.

    Good luck!
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    The heatsink that i'm using right now is pure copper. All of it is copper and none of it is aluminum. I have a Coolermaster HHC-001 HSF-(missed type fan model in first post) I thought of getting rounded IDE cables to gelp the air flow and i'll probly get some next week sometime and i thought of adding some more fans to my case but i just hadn't had the time to get them. I was wondering if getting an aluminum case would help with the heat situation or would it just be a waste of money???
    AMD Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1.53Ghz
    KT4 Ultra
    Coolermaster HHC-001
    Gainward GForce 4 TI 4200 128MB(290/550)
    1 Gig of Samsung PC2700 memory (2-512 sticks)
    40Gb Western Digital HDD
    Plextor 40/12/40
    Lite-on 16 DVD-Rom
    Sound Blaster Live 5.1
    Enermax Case (CS-3051L-S3A)
    5 Sunon fanz
    Dual Blue SunBeam CCFL
    17" MAG Innivision LCD Monitor

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    An easy way to decrease CPU temperature is by simply lowering the voltage a bit. Some mobos give the CPU a little too much voltage, and even if yours doesn't, there should be some headroom anyway.

    Be careful though; I once lowered the voltage a lot and overclocked the CPU - my C:\ got all messed up.
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    whats the ambient temperature and in your case?
    your not even overclocking your cpu,
    i only had this problem in summer, when the ambient temp is to high, just opening your case should help or install two case fans, makes alot of noise though.
    Still it's strange, do you have an amd recommended cooler?

    Well good luck anyway, otherwise you could always consider buying waterkit or even better, VapoChill Case Socket A & 370
    http://www.vapochill.com/products/so...et_bareb.shtml
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    What is ambient temp??? I have a coolermaster HHC-001 HSF. Its set on top of the CPU right. i was thinking of getting some AS3 to see if it would help. And whats the normal voltage the mobo should be giving the cpu???
    AMD Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1.53Ghz
    KT4 Ultra
    Coolermaster HHC-001
    Gainward GForce 4 TI 4200 128MB(290/550)
    1 Gig of Samsung PC2700 memory (2-512 sticks)
    40Gb Western Digital HDD
    Plextor 40/12/40
    Lite-on 16 DVD-Rom
    Sound Blaster Live 5.1
    Enermax Case (CS-3051L-S3A)
    5 Sunon fanz
    Dual Blue SunBeam CCFL
    17" MAG Innivision LCD Monitor

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    Ambient temperature is the temp of the air in the room, also important is the temp of the air in your case. The default voltage for any Athlon XP chip is 1.75 volts. Your BIOS should tell you how many volts are going to your processor.
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    should get away with 1.67- 1.7v
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    My bios says that the voltage is 1.728v. It seems that it won't let me change it. I can't go to it and select it
    AMD Athlon XP 1800+ @ 1.53Ghz
    KT4 Ultra
    Coolermaster HHC-001
    Gainward GForce 4 TI 4200 128MB(290/550)
    1 Gig of Samsung PC2700 memory (2-512 sticks)
    40Gb Western Digital HDD
    Plextor 40/12/40
    Lite-on 16 DVD-Rom
    Sound Blaster Live 5.1
    Enermax Case (CS-3051L-S3A)
    5 Sunon fanz
    Dual Blue SunBeam CCFL
    17" MAG Innivision LCD Monitor

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