August 21st, 2003, 10:48 AM
Hi, i'm having some random freezings in my W2K, and i can't figure out what is the cause. Could it be a high cpu temperature??
Is there a soft for win where i can monitor cpu temp?
August 21st, 2003, 11:18 AM
Random freezing could be due to cpu temp, inconsistent power supply, cheap ram, or other reasons. http://mbm.livewiredev.com/ has freeware to monitor your cpu temp and some other settings.
August 22nd, 2003, 08:09 AM
AMD tells me the Temp of my XP could go up to 90 degrees (C)before frying on me. My current temp is around 55 degrees celsius and I find that too warm. What is AMD pulling on me here? Do they want me to overheat my CPU, so I'll by an new one?
Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.
August 22nd, 2003, 09:29 AM
Maybe 90 C is the max before the chip is completely useless, but you'll start getting unstable and possible damage at a much lower temp. And while they are probably not trying to mislead completely, buying another CPU would hardly make them sad.
November 15th, 2003, 09:25 PM
So what is the 'normal ' temp????
I have an Athlon 2400+ (2GB) overclocked to 2.2GB. It now identifies itself as a 2700+. I have the side off and a desk fan blowing on it. The idle temp is around 39degc which can increase to 50 when under constant stress.
I don't like a temp above 50 although I don't know what the normal temp should be! - Can anyone suggest a general temp for normal operation???
November 18th, 2003, 09:25 PM
The temp 39-50 is not a bad temperature for an AMD processor overclocked (but its not great). What kind of heatsink/fan are you using?
AMD Athlon Thoroughbred B 2100+ overclocked to 2700+
-I moved the FSB from 133 to 166
My idle temp is around 30 at full load temp is 40.
I have a Thermalright SLK-800a heatsink and an antec 80mm fan on it running at 2900RPM.
November 19th, 2003, 02:58 AM
It's just the one that came with the pack. Cost about 15GBP so not great. I as using MBM5 to monitor. System temp is around 28 - 30.... But here is the strange thing. I have swithched back to 2Ghz (2400+) and there is no change in temp! Although I have read that the temp monitors can be up to 10degs out...
November 22nd, 2003, 01:37 PM
OK so I got me a new cooler and overclocked to 2218MHz. My idle temp is 37 - 39 and full load now only goes up to 46. I still have the side off and a desk fan in place!
My FSB is 133 and the multiplier is set to 16.5 (I took the muliplier route to suit my other hardware)...
The unit is in the living room so the room temp is warm... I think I should be OK with these temps running at the equiv MHz of a 3200+....
I must admit though, if I ever got to 90 then I would pull the plug!!!
November 24th, 2003, 04:57 PM
When your CPU running at 100% usage. Temperature of 50C - 60C is consider above normal in AMD chip (XP 1600 - 3000+). For Intel P3, P4 processor, the temperature is lower. normally will stay at 40s running at 100%.
My PC willl start to frozen once the temparature hitting 52C for Intel P3 and 55C for AMD. You might want to cool down the cpu with different way. For example,
1) check the heatsink to ensure there's sufficient therma grease between your cpu and the heaksink contact point.
2) get a better quality heat sink.
3) Lower your room environment temperature.
4) Make sure the air circulation in your tower case is good - to reduce heat build up. If necessary, open the case cover to increase additional air flow?
April 20th, 2004, 05:38 PM
I live in an attic and some summer days it can get above 100F (38C) up there. My older computers would "freeze" (ironic, isn't it, my computer is frozen while I'm soaking in sweat wearing nothing but a pair of shorts!) Typically I found that the computer would stay on but the input devices would not longer input (mouse, keyboard) but things that were running seemed to keep running.
My more recent computers seem to handle the heat ok. I dedicate a small household fan to circulate the air behind the PC in addition to the ones built into the case. My ASUS MB comes with its own monitor, and it has never read higher than 120F (49C) even on the really hot days. But I'm not overclocking, either.
April 21st, 2004, 11:02 PM
Different motherboard might have different reading.. one of my system AMD 2000+ running those cheap Amptron motherboard constantly at 58C while running 100% CPU time folding protein. if the room temperature is cooler, than it will fall to 55C or so.... otherwise, it might be standing 62C when all the windows in my room is close with no aircond. It freeze only when reaching above 62C.
** that system is not overclocking.
April 22nd, 2004, 01:18 AM
I'd add more fans and/or reseat the heatsink and/or get a new/better heatsink. Thats just too hot.
Originally Posted by alam
July 10th, 2004, 02:25 AM
cpu consistantly at 36C
I am running an AMD 2600 OC'd to run as a 2800. I have found a very nice cpu fan and heat sink here,
It has adjustable speed from 1900~3500 rpm's. Mounts nicely in an open floppy drive slot. I also have 6 case fans positioned for maximum air flow throughout. My temperatures are pretty consistantly at around 34-36C. Even after playing FarCry with all of the video options to the max, the temp was 100F or 36C. Not bad!!!!
Remember not to neglect your fans...keep them dust free and make sure you have an equal amount of inward and outward air flow....
July 12th, 2004, 06:54 PM
Hey guys I have an amd athlon 2.6 and it is heating up to 85 degrees and that is just looking at it in bios. The fan is a volcano 9 and its at full power 5200rpm which is very noisy. Im using coolermaster thermal paste. I have 2 other processors that are identical and they give me no problems whatsoever in this motherboard. The settings are simply set to auto. the board is a K7TRITON GIGABYTE 7N400-L1
What on earth could cause this CPU to be getting so hot? do you think I have a case to send this back to where i got it from? its about 11 months old now, it was like this when i bought it. I just put it in a pc i dont use very much and forgot about it but now its bugging me. Cheers for any input
July 13th, 2004, 08:07 AM
As the post above yours says, be sure the fans and heatsink are dust free.
Add more case fans if possible, be sure there is space around the case, and move it to a cooler environment if possible. Try re-seating the heatsink, being careful to get the best contact possible.