59C Temps Running Very Few Programs? HELP?


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BOB

I can run something very old like Starcraft and the Temps go into 59C
sometimes even low 60C's??? and [always] I will IDLE at 40-44C???

NOTE: I Installed the CPU with the stock HSF and the Stock clay
thermal pad.
Also note a friend of mine bought and installed the exact same
computer , I mean the _exact_ same computer, even installed his the
same way. Is there something I can do? BTW, he never goes above 47-48C
on his computer ever.

I wish I could speed up the fan, mine runs around 3300RPM, trust me I
could deal with 4400rpm

Please help me, please???

Here are the computer details below, it you need more details let me
know.

thanks people,
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System BIOS Date 08/26/05
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Motherboard Name Asus A8S-X
North Bridge SiS 756
Bus Type DDR SDRAM
Bus Width 64-bit
CPU Sockets/Slots 1 Socket 939
Form Factor ATX
Motherboard Chipset SiS756


CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2000 MHz (10 x 200) 3200+
CPUID CPU Name AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
CPU Alias Venice S939
CPUID Revision 00020FF2h
AMD Brand ID 010Ah (Athlon 64 3200+)
Platform ID D1h (Socket 939)


Module Name Corsair VS1GB400C3
Module Size 1024 MB (2 ranks, 4 banks)
Module Type Unbuffered
Memory Type DDR SDRAM
Memory Speed PC3200 (200 MHz)
Module Width 64 bit
@ 200 MHz 3.0-3-3-8 (CL-RCD-RP-RAS)

Video Adapter nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GS
GPU Code Name NV41GS
Memory Size 256 MB
Bus Type GDDR3
Bus Width 256-bit

Drive
Drive #1 - Maxtor 6L080P0 (76 GB)

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Version 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
OS Installation Date 3/25/2006
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Mike T.

BOB said:
I can run something very old like Starcraft and the Temps go into 59C
sometimes even low 60C's??? and [always] I will IDLE at 40-44C???

NOTE: I Installed the CPU with the stock HSF and the Stock clay
thermal pad.
Also note a friend of mine bought and installed the exact same
computer , I mean the _exact_ same computer, even installed his the
same way. Is there something I can do? BTW, he never goes above 47-48C
on his computer ever.

I wish I could speed up the fan, mine runs around 3300RPM, trust me I
could deal with 4400rpm

Please help me, please???

Your full load temp shouldn't go much higher than 45C. It sounds like your
heatsink isn't seated properly. There is a very small surface that actually
contacts the CPU core. This surface is usually MUCH smaller than the bottom
of the heatsink. If the heatsink is tilted slightly, or not tightened down
well, or even installed backwards (this is possible on some mainboards),
then you will not have good contact between the heatsink and CPU core.

At this point, the best you can do is unplug the computer and remove the
heatsink from the CPU to inspect it to see if it was properly installed. Of
course, to RE-install the heatsink, you will need thermal paste. So don't
take it apart until you have some thermal paste handy. You will need to
carefully clean the heatsink and CPU and put new thermal paste on it, and
then carefully reinstall the heatsink. -Dave
 
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Chris Hill

I can run something very old like Starcraft and the Temps go into 59C
sometimes even low 60C's??? and [always] I will IDLE at 40-44C???

What's your case temp? If there is no cool place to move the heat, of
course the cpu will stay hot. Keep the case under 100f and it is a
lot easier to keep the cpu cool; the hd lasts longer as well.
 
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BOB

I can run something very old like Starcraft and the Temps go into 59C
sometimes even low 60C's??? and [always] I will IDLE at 40-44C???

What's your case temp? If there is no cool place to move the heat, of
course the cpu will stay hot. Keep the case under 100f and it is a
lot easier to keep the cpu cool; the hd lasts longer as well.

I wish I was dead.
 
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johns

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Here's what happened .. EXACTLY !!!!!! On your AMD64 notes
that came with your cpu is a notice to immediately remove the
heatsink and wipe the old thermal paste off and replace it with
new. The reason they put this note on the sheet is that they found
that the shelf life of the stuff they used was very short, and in
many cases did not work. And in many cases, it did .. that
is why your friends worked and yours did not. So open the
case. Lift off the heat sink, and wipe it down good. Replace
the goop with new, and replace the heat sink. You should notice
a big drop in idle temp into the low 40s or even high 30s.

johns
 
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Charlie Wilkes

I can run something very old like Starcraft and the Temps go into 59C
sometimes even low 60C's??? and [always] I will IDLE at 40-44C???

What's your case temp? If there is no cool place to move the heat, of
course the cpu will stay hot. Keep the case under 100f and it is a
lot easier to keep the cpu cool; the hd lasts longer as well.

I wish I was dead.
You won't be able to fix the problem if you're dead.

First of all, get rid of the thermal pad and put Arctic Silver on both
the chip and the heatsink. Don't use any kind of metal tool on either
side. Use your fingernails and a bit of rubbing alcohol... get it
nice and clean before you put the Arctic Silver on. And then -- just
a tiny dab, smeared around to put a film on both sides. You don't want
it to widen the space between chip and heat sink, like mortar between
bricks... you want it to fill in the microscopic imperfections in the
surfaces, so chip and heatsink become as one, spiritually and in
accordance with the laws of physics.

Remove the cover from your case, for now at least. Turn a desk fan on
your board and CPU. Then, at your leisure, get one of those little
snips you can use to mod your case, get a big-ass 120mm fan, and get a
serious breeze going. Another thing you can do is buy a fancy thing
that looks like a model skyscraper, with really big fins and a heat
pump filled with colored, lighted fluid. They're pretty expensive,
though.

Charlie
 
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