well I recently bought a new pc, well bought the hardware for it and put it together myself.
but the cpu is always at 50 degrees celcius MINIMUM! while the original cooling I used for it should work up to an athlon xp 3200+ (im using athlon xp 2400+).
So I though the cooler just wasnt meant to be for this cpu, bought a new cooler but since I didnt want to take any chances I chose to buy a more "advanced" cooler, that should easily take care of my cpu heath, I bought a "Coolermaster ACB-V83 Jet 7 AMD K7/Intel 370".
Got this in today and installed it on my pc (damn that thing is big), booted up and started asus pcprobe.. the heat was at 40c. at startup! :| so I waited for a few minutes, checked again.. 45c.. arg! waited another few minutes.. etc etc.. atm its at 54c and I think its still going at it!
GOD DAMN THIS.. I didnt just spend 45 euros on a high-tech CPU cooler just so it could take it easy :|
im really stuck here, I applied the pasta.. put the RPM at full speed (and yes the cooler is not on the cpu front side back) and its still not working appropreatly!
so im calling in help from the devshed members.. im really stuck on this..
heres my cpu details if it makes a difference, ive understould that some versions use less cooling then others..
CPU Type AMD Athlon XP, 2000 MHz (15 x 133) 2400+
CPU Alias Thoroughbred-B
CPU Stepping B0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE
L1 Code Cache 64 KB
L1 Data Cache 64 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, Full-Speed)
CPU Physical Info
Package Type 453 Pin PGA
Package Size 4.95 cm x 4.95 cm
Transistors 37.6 million
Process Technology 6Mi, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu
Die Size 84 mm2
Core Voltage 1.50 - 1.65 V
I/O Voltage 1.6 V
Typical Power 44.0 - 64.0 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 48.5 - 74.3 W (depending on clock speed)
Company Name Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Product Information http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118,00.html
hope someone knows what to do.. thanks in advance!