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    Unhappy AMD temp of 107C?


    Computer Specs

    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!
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    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.
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    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....
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    feel the comp, is it hot? like boiling water hot?

    Originally Posted by dudeman
    Computer Specs

    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!
    John5788
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    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.
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    Glad you got that working. I am also very surprised you didn't fry the cpu long before. Guess its your lucky day.
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    dont be surprised if ur chip dies soon though, that heat would have damaged the chip

    microsofts butterfly is their way off telling u their systems have a **** load of buggs
    Advocating Linux Guide
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    like the links?
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