Is my A64 3200+ too hot??? (51 C)

bnason

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Hi all,

My 3200+ A64 is running at 50-52 Celsius when idle (in BIOS monitor). Is this too hot? Everything's at stock (settings, using stock HSF, etc.). Only thing I did was put on Arctic thermal paste instead of the default stuff.

This is my first comp. build, so sorry if this is a newbie question! Thanks in advance.
 
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How hot is it when under a full load? Just as long as u stay around 60C u should be fine, anything too much higher and u should start worrying.... 52 is fine dont owrry bout it
 

thedarkwolf

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Did you install the drivers or whatever it is that you need to get Cool and Quiet to work?
 

bnason

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No, didn't do the cool n quiet... figured it's unnecessary? Also, my temp isn't going above 54C - even with repeated iterations of 3dmark - so I'm hoping it'll be kosher?
 

thedarkwolf

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Originally posted by bnason
No, didn't do the cool n quiet... figured it's unnecessary? Also, my temp isn't going above 54C - even with repeated iterations of 3dmark - so I'm hoping it'll be kosher?

Well it is necessary if you want it to be cool and quiet ;). Might aswell if for no other reason it will cut down on your power bill and has no noticable effect in games and what not. I don't actually have a a64 so thats just what I have read in the reviews.
 

kronchev

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as for the temp,youre fine, but if it starts climbing, be afraid
 

oqvist

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Test with Prime 95 CPU torture test instead of 3DMARK 2003 and see what the highest temps you are getting after some hours of use.
 

speeduk

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Most users I know with a 3200 A64 get about 40-45C load with decent airflow. Whats your case and how many fans are u using?

My 3200 sits @ 37C in windows and maxes about 43C after hours of prime. Thats on 1.55v and stock cooler.
 

bnason

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Idle, I'm generally at:

44C CPU / 38C MOBO


CPU has gone as high as 52-53 when playing games / reiterating 3dMark2001 over and over. Is that safe?

I have a Lian Li PC=65B case -- 2 front fans, fan on top, rear chasis fan. TruePower 480 with rear/bottom fan. 9800XT w/ 2 fans.

It's also tucked in the comp. cubby hole in my desk, so airflow is prolly' stale.

I used Antec thermal grease, stock HSF. I'm not oc'ing, so I guess these temps should be okay?
 
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