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I just got a new system not too long ago and have been having some issues with it. I was wondering if anyone can give me some help. I got an Athlon 1.4 with the MSI K7T266 PRO mb. After playing some games and stuff I would crash either to the desktop or just to the blue screen of death. After much troubleshooting I went to the bios to check the cpu temp. It was running at 141F. Is this too hot? Could this be the cause of all my frustrations? I noticed after I just let it sit for about 10 minutes the cpu temp had gone down to 134F. Any suggestions on what I could do if it is too hot? I have fans all over the place inside my case and have even ordered a big 12" fan to put on the side of my case.
MSI K7T266 PRO motherboard
Hercules GeForce III
256meg ddr 2100 memory
08-01-2001, 02:14 PM
What heatsink do you have on your chip?
Well on the receipt it says....fan cpu AMD high end AOC
I just checked in the bios and it says the cpu fan is running at 6600 rpm's. That is about all I can tell ya.
Hope it is enough.
08-01-2001, 03:17 PM
Sounds like your aren't getting good heat transfer. Check to see what kind of conducrot they have. You should probably clean it off and replace it with a paper thin coat of thermal grease. Make sure you have good contact.
You might need to replace the fan and heatsink. I'm sure you can find some recomendations already made in this forum.
08-03-2001, 12:09 AM
Have you also checked out your irq's?
08-03-2001, 12:43 AM
I have fans all over the place inside my case
You could have 20 fans in your case, but if you have not placed them so that they generate good cirulation through your case, they won't do you a bit of good. The general practice is to bring fresh air in through the bottom front and sides, and to exhaust out the top back. This creates a flow of air through the case, right across the CPU/HSF. Also, you want to make sure that you have an equilibrium between CFM intake and CFM exhaust. It may even be preferrable to have the intake CFM be tad bit higher than the exhaust, creating positive pressure in the case.
08-03-2001, 03:34 AM
I agree with evil and coleslaw
If you want good heatsinks....the sk6, dragon orb (did I just type that?), and thermoengine get my vote.
08-03-2001, 05:46 AM
yeah get yourself a non-generic heatsink your processor is worth it trust me. but your problems don't sound to be too heat related, you should look other places as well. Athlons can run pretty hot and still be ok.
however i have the same problem that you're talking about on my 1ghz i'll be playing a really graphic intensive game like B&W and it'll just freeze, pisses the hell out of me, and honestly i don't know what it is, more than likely heat related, but i don't know my temps don't go above 55C so who knows.
I appreciate all the input. I replaced the heatsink fan and thermal grease and dropped the cpu temp down to 110. My computer seems to be running very stable now. Thanks again all!
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