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    I have a AMD XP 1600mhz (which runs at about 1300mhz). What should to CPU temperature be around at most times? My computer keeps screwing up and I think it might be the CPU temp.
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    Your CPU should be running around the mid fourties. when my Athlon XP 2000+ went belly up it started reaching 60-65, and would cause random access violations in applications every 10 minutes. I found if I dropped the bus speed form 133Mhz to 100Mhz it would stop the crashing, but the processor still burned away at 60 degrees. In the end I bought a new CPU and managed to break both the new one and the old one in the install. Good job me!
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    My crappy athlon (2000+) usually goes up to 55 degrees when fully used. I know, it's a bit on the warm side. But hey, it's an athlon afterall. With the extreme temperatures heat now, it reaches the 59 degrees celcius.

    I think this might be my very last Athlon. I like them because they're not WinTel. But these temperature problems keep annoying me. On top of that we all know an AMD blows up without a warning when they get too hot.
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    OMG you guys think 55 and 60 degree is bad. I think i might have a real problem.

    I have an AMD xp1800. Vocano 7 Plus heatsink.

    At normal loads the temperature is about 64* Degrees. and when iam playing CS. it goes up to 75 degrees.

    i got 2 extra case fan and the cpu is running at 5000rpm.

    Why am i getting such a high temperture???
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    Try reseating the heatsink. Take it off, clean the thermal paste off, and reapply a thin, smooth layer of thermal paste, then reattach the heatsink. Also, be sure the area around the case is clear so you get good airflow from your fans, and remove any dust buildup.
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    You should be able to keep a CPU temprature of 35-40 C.
    It all depends on your case, the cooling and the air temprature in the server room.
    No real need to worry unless the temp is getting close to 60 C
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    Ive got mine down to 35 degrees, after 4 hrs
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    One of the things I learned is that temps can be variable from computer to computer. My hubby and I have supposedly identical motherboards and cpus, but mine was running in the 60s and his low 50s. He updated the bios on mine and now it registers in the mid 50's. Still hotter than his but a lower reading. So go figure.

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    I sure hope you guys' temperature is in celcius, because according to my computer, mine is usually 130 degrees in fahrenheit. That's usually what it's around. And if it's supposed to be lower, I don't know what to do. I have a good CPU fan, 3 side fans, and one freezer fan. Hopefully that's normal.

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    Temps are in C.
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    My CPU temperature is usually 130 - 148, in F, and it's always been that. Is there anything I can do to decrease it? Hope so. One last thing. If I keep my server on 24/7, how long do most servers last?
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    What brand of cpu? AMD's run hotter than P4's. Else, you can try reseating your cpu fan with good thermal paste spread evenly in a thin layer, getting higher flow rate fans, and putting the computer in a cooler place (like a basement or airconditioned room). Be sure nothing is obstructing air flow around the box. Life depends, manufacturers give expected service lives of components, you could look those up.
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    Well, if your experience, what are most server's lives? Hopefully more than a year. Also, what is the most uptime of one of your servers? Hopefully a month or so. My CPU is an AMD Athlon XP 2800+.

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