I have had my athlon 500 o/c to 700 for about a month now. It seems to be running hot after long periods of game play or sustained use. The MB monitor shows 109f during idle. How hot is too hot for my athlon?????
Dont know exactly, but I have my [email protected] like you, and with closed chase my cooler temp is oround 50C (Celsius dont know how mutch that is in F) and that is very hot, so CPU is orund 60C minimum.
With opend cahes is oround 30C.
Well conclusion is that I have bad chase and that K7 can take very hig tempetures and still run 100% stabile.
109F for CPU temp, if that is from MB monitor is usualy OK.
The only way to get a good temp is putting a probe directly on the core... these temps are QUITE A BIT higher than MBM... on my computer, MBM says around 32 degrees, temp probe on core says around 50... (600mhz .25 core at 700mhz, 1.7v I think, with an Alpha P7125, Biostar MB)