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Old 03-15-2007, 04:39 AM   #1
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Default Is 53 degrees Celsius too hot for an Athlon XP?

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My CPU is running at that temperature, at least according to PC Wizard 2007. Do I need to get a new heatsink / fan combo?
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is 53 degrees Celsius too hot for an Athlon XP?

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> My CPU is running at that temperature, at least according to
> PC Wizard 2007. Do I need to get a new heatsink / fan combo?
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If I recall, 60-70C is when you'll see some problems. 53C sounds a little hot but you should be fine.
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:49 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is 53 degrees Celsius too hot for an Athlon XP?

> If I recall, 60-70C is when you'll see some problems. 53C
> sounds a little hot but you should be fine.

The thing is, the heatsink and fans are well over a year old. Possibly two years old by now. I've also been having some weird 100% load problems which I suspected were caused by a faulty power supply, but now I'm not so sure of that...
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:13 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is 53 degrees Celsius too hot for an Athlon XP?

I'd try to get it around 35 degrees, if you can. Celsius, that is.
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: Is 53 degrees Celsius too hot for an Athlon XP?

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> My CPU is running at that temperature, at least according to
> PC Wizard 2007. Do I need to get a new heatsink / fan combo?

How about cooling things off with a nice aquarium?


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Old 03-15-2007, 09:58 AM   #6
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Default Re: Is 53 degrees Celsius too hot for an Athlon XP?

take the heat thing and the fan out and blow the dust off, then buy some thermal paste and put like a dab on the CPU (DON'T PUT ALOT JUST A VERY SMALL AMOUNT) and spread it like butter and put the heat sink and fan back on. This will make it like new.<img src=smilies/thumb.gif>
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Old 03-15-2007, 03:28 PM   #7
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> > If I recall, 60-70C is when you'll see some problems. 53C
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It's a bit hot but I would only worry if it goes beyond 140F under NO load. Instead of taking the whole HSF, you can unscrew the fan from the heatsink and then clean up the dust in the fins...I have an AXP that was overheating and just by doing that brought it down from 140F idle to 110F! <img src=smilies/retard.gif>
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:32 AM   #8
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Default Re: Is 53 degrees Celsius too hot for an Athlon XP?

> take the heat thing and the fan out and blow the dust off,
> then buy some thermal paste and put like a dab on the CPU
> (DON'T PUT ALOT JUST A VERY SMALL AMOUNT) and spread it like
> butter and put the heat sink and fan back on. This will
> make it like new.

I already took it and blew the dust off a few weeks ago. It didn't really do much of anything.

I guess I'll just buy a new heatsink and fan combo. Thanks, though.
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Old 03-16-2007, 04:11 AM   #9
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Default Re: Is 53 degrees Celsius too hot for an Athlon XP?

- What is the power in Hertz of your processor (I don't know AMD a lot)
- What is the power in Watts of you fan ?
- Is the fan clean ? No dust ?
- Have you used a small amount of thermal paste ?

A friend of mine changed computers and modified everything inside it, but he forgot to change the fan, he kept the old one. That fan wasn't powerfull enough to cool the new processor. Well, it worked, but like you said, his PC was running at a high temperature. I love Everest when it comes to computers woes.
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