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    cpu temp!


    my cpu temp has gradually been running hotter and hotter since i built it, its now saying thats its at 61 degrees C/ 141 degrees f
    it is a 2100+ amd, is this hot? should i get a better fan for it? im using the one that came with the cpu

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    2100's are generally quite hot. Really all you can do is maybe buy a better HS & fan. Also, what do you use for thermal paste? I have a 2800 Barton and it runs around there. Course..my board measures temp in some different queerarse way so I'll never know my real temp. But yeah, look into upgrading, or if your pockets are really deep you can look into watercooling of course.
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    They may run hot, but that's even too high to keep running it. You need to get bigger fans, better cooling, ASAP - especially if it's still creeping. At that temp (C), you've already started living dangerously with it.
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    I've experiencing the same kind of problems. The extreme hot weather is pushing my 2000+ CPU temp just over the 60 degrees (C) line.

    I wonder wat it will actually do with the life expectancy of my athlon. Will it die on the spot or will it shorten from 5 years to 3 three years?
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    If your in the UK Dabs are selling an astoundingly priced Silent Water Cooling kit for 60 inc VAT

    http://www.dabs.com/products/prod-se...tab=ref&page=3
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    Targaz - likely you'll see your comp start fritzing. You'll get odd crashes and erratic behavior, then, after awhile, it'll just hit its die temperature (or something close to it) and poof! that's the end of that processor. I think as long as you keep it from dying out altogether you'll probably be ok once you get it back down to the proper temperature.... but that doesn't mean some instruction cycle couldn't eventually hit something that was damaged and throw things into chaos.

    I suspect that a lot of manufacturers, in their rush to build shoddy, low-priced computers (especially laptops), cut corners on the CPU cooling thinking that as long as they slapped a heat sink and a fan on it that all would be well... at least for as long as the warranty lasted which is as long as they care.
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    ney matey.

    My cooler is gigantic. Large, low noise, expensive ect. It just cools crappy.

    Actually my entire computer has a bad cooling habbit. No matter how many casefans you put it, align them. There's airflow allright. It just doesn't cool the CPU.

    My PC is not experiencing any kind of irratic behaviour that is not traceable to windows. The death of this athlon, however would give me a reason to buy a good processor. I've always liked AMD because it's not Wintel, but there cooling/heat problems really start to annoy me.
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    StealthElephant,
    so if she's dancing, lets see the rest of the animation
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    Re: cpu temp!


    Originally posted by StealthElephant
    my cpu temp has gradually been running hotter and hotter since i built it, its now saying thats its at 61 degrees C/ 141 degrees f
    it is a 2100+ amd, is this hot? should i get a better fan for it? im using the one that came with the cpu
    Look at www.thinkgeek.com. They have water based cpu coolers for only $120, and some really nice heat sinks for around $40.
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    I only just recently upgraded to a 128mb GForceFX and finally bothered putting the side panel back on box on the weekend. Games crashed right away. Have got the panel off now and am getting some extra fans for it.
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    I only just recently upgraded to a 128mb GForceFX and finally bothered putting the side panel back on box on the weekend. Games crashed right away. Have got the panel off now and am getting some extra fans for it.
    I know that trick. Leaving the side panel off, gives you an extra 2 degrees to play with, but also some decibels too.

    I never though about the fact that my graphics card generates a lot of heat too. That would explain the relative high MB-temp it measures.
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    Well the weird thing is that the graphics card isnt that hot at all. I have an 8xAGP slot on the mboard and the controller is fitted with heatsink and fan. I would guess the new video card would be working the controller a bit since it is getting hotter than the video card.
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    It doesn't need to get all that hot to heat up the rest of the components in the case.
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    thanx guys,
    what do u think i should get
    water cooled or valcano 9?

    never installed a water cooler before, whats the risk facter in putting 1 in?
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    well make sure you don't leak water inside your pc/
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