January 28th, 2005, 07:19 AM
CPU Wont Cool Down! :(
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..
hope someone knows what to do.. thanks in advance!
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
February 3rd, 2005, 07:15 AM
Make sure that you have to cooler fitted properly if you are in doubt have local repairshop inspect the fitting. It should only take them a few seconds to find the problem.
February 4th, 2005, 03:44 PM
I wounldent worry about it. Its an AMD CPU, they are hot, thats just about normal heat for an AMD, it shold stop somewhere at 70-80 degrees Celcuis, and now that you bought that new big advanced cooler you shouldnt have a problem!
AMD CPU's are allways hot, they are however faster then Intel CPU's. The best alternatives if you want it to stay colder is water cooling or ehm... whatever those are called... well its like a freezer basicly.. keeps your CPU at about -14 degrees C
If you are unsertain however, you should contect wherever you bought the computer parts and explain the problem
Real Programmers use C since it's the easiest language to spell
February 4th, 2005, 10:39 PM
It's called liquid nitrogen.
February 5th, 2005, 05:27 PM
I have an amd xp 2600+, it runs at about 35C with the stock amd fan.
Are you overclocking it? do you have a case fan?
February 5th, 2005, 09:19 PM
im not overclocking it and I do not have a case fan..
I have removed one side of the case completely though
February 6th, 2005, 12:28 AM
You have a large fan running at full speed, that may be a problem.
It's possible to cause cavitation at high fan speeds.
Sometimes less is better.
50c is not at all normal for an AMD and in fact you can expect to get only half the expected life out of your CPU if it continues at that temp.
35 to 40c is more like it and even that can be reduced, using nothing more than standard industrial electrical thermal paste.
No need to waste money on things like artic silver.
How sure are you that that temp monitor is accurate? Have you checked PC health in your bios to see what it reports?
If you've tried everything else and you're sure the contact and airflow are good, try washing the entire heatsink in alcohol to remove any manufacturing oils or varnish.
Even the oils from your hand can impair the cooling efficiency.
Use a clean paper towel to hold it while you reassemble.