August 17th, 2004, 08:38 AM
AMD temp of 107C?
AMD XP 3000+
Albatron KX18D Pro
Scythe Kamikaze Fan/Heatsink
2 - 512MB Kingston HyperX PC4000
120 GB HDD
2 - 80mm case fans, 1 intake, 1 exhaust
I decided to check my cpu temp because I was going to put my computer in a cabinet and I was worried about heat. This is a fairly new system I've built, so I haven't run a lot of stuff on it yet, but I have been able to install programs, download, surf, etc. without any lock ups or hanging.
I installed Motherboard Monitor, SpeedFan, and MBProbe. They all report (about the same for each) abnormally high temps. At one point last night, it said my processor was 107C , but shouldn't the computer crash at that temp? The specs say that the CPU will fail at anything above 90C.
I was thinking the sensor on the MB might be bad. Any ideas? I really don't want to fry this chip!
August 17th, 2004, 09:26 AM
That temp is wrong, the cpu would be fried. Can you look in the BIOS for a temp? Are you sure your cpu and board are supported by mbm?
Do double check that the heatsink is attached firmly and the fan is spinning.
August 17th, 2004, 12:02 PM
like karsh said check bios.normally you hit delete when your the screen for your mobo comes up (biostar/abit/asus/etc.)
and i would order some good thermal paste and reattach the heatsink....
August 17th, 2004, 10:35 PM
feel the comp, is it hot? like boiling water hot?
Originally Posted by dudeman
August 19th, 2004, 08:29 AM
Ok... I a freakin' idiot. I decided to pull the whole thing apart and make sure the heatsink was working. It was resting against a capacitor that kept it off the cpu just a bit. The fan still clamped to the socket, but...
I bent that cap over and put the HSF back on. Now I'm getting temps around 50C.
I cannot freakin' believe that CPU hasn't stopped working. I know I've put at least 6 hrs. on it with that HSF like that.
Thanks for the help guys. I'm gonna go stand in the corner with my dunce hat now.
August 19th, 2004, 11:45 AM
Glad you got that working. I am also very surprised you didn't fry the cpu long before. Guess its your lucky day.
September 1st, 2004, 01:23 PM
dont be surprised if ur chip dies soon though, that heat would have damaged the chip
September 3rd, 2004, 07:06 PM