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    Quick Question, Athlon 900 Temp

    Built a dedicated server for gaming, using an athlon T-Bird 900Mhz.

    I want this server quiet, as it will be on most of the time. I am using the retail HS with a bigger 60mm fan added. No intakes, or exhaust, as I only used what extras I had laying around.

    After a full day of hosting TFC, the chip was 52C and case was 40C. (Voodoo5's create alot of Heat, OMG)

    Are these acceptable temps for a cpu that will be running 24/7?


    My main rig runs at 32C cpu, and 27C case temp, and I would panic if it ever hit 52C with my XP1600. So i was just wondering if these temps are ok for the T-Bird, without having to add fans for case flow to keep the noise down.
    Last edited by Nukfutz; July 15th, 2002 at 02:58 PM.
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    Your CPU temps are OK. I'd like to see the case temps a bit lower. Add a single Low RPM fan will do wonders. You can get them pretty cheap. This place has them for $1.50. They charge $4 fixed rate for shipping. Order a pair of them. At 2200RPM they generate a nice 28CFM at 24db (whisper quiet).

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    When the weather was hot and the AC was broken (ugh), my t-900 reached 50C+, and it ran fine. I think AMD says they max at 90C, but I think things get pretty bad by the mid-80s. Obviously you are below this, but you may try putting a Thermalright AX-7 HS on it. It's around $28USD, and it is a very, very good heatsink. That alone may get you back to the mid-to-lower 40s. It doesn't come with a fan, so you can use the one you have.

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    Thanks guys.

    I have an SK-6 in my main rig, and am very pleased with it.

    I think I'll order an AX-7 and put the SK-6 on the server instead .
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