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06-26-2002, 10:49 AM
I just built a XP 1700+ system with a Gigabyte ga-7vrxp motherboard. I think I have a fairly decent cooler and fan but my temps are reading around 77-80 degrees c. ANyone have any suggestions on how to bring this temp down or is this a dangerous temp?
06-26-2002, 10:55 AM
can you be specific in what cooler/fan you got?
06-26-2002, 10:59 AM
It's called a Kingwing. 2 ball bearing, copper heat sink and evercool heatsink compound.
Excues me for complaining, but I hate it when someone posts a topic like "Help".
06-26-2002, 12:40 PM
and also, are those temperatures during idle? or while you're playing games?
and how are the fans on your case?
06-26-2002, 03:39 PM
Well, I've never heard of Kingwing... is that the HS/F that AMD ships with the XP processors? You might want to invest in a new HS/F. Also, do you use thermal paste?
BTW, how hot is the room where the computer resides?
06-26-2002, 04:54 PM
I did use themal paste but not sure if I used enough. The room that the machine is in is around 65-70 degrees and I have 2 exhaust fans and one intake. The idle temp of the box is running at about 33 degrees c but the cpu temp is high. Oem proc so I had to purchase the HS/F seperatly. Everything seems to be slower than I'd like, I'm benchmarking around 3800 for cpu and pretty low with the memory too. Any help is appreciated.
06-26-2002, 06:26 PM
Yes...77-80C is a lot high for the CPU. Maybe you should reset the heatsink and see what happens. Maybe reapply the thermal goop.
If that does not work I would get a better heatsink. A volcano 6cu or a volcano 7+ would be good for the lower noise ones.
And with the thermal goop, all you have to do is put a bit on the corner of the CPU core and drag is along with either a razor or credit card so that it is a thin layer on the core.
06-26-2002, 06:48 PM
I had a thin plastic film over the heatsink...DUH...Anyways it is running at about 45 now. Thxs for all your help.
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