max Athlon XP temp??

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  1. Vampyromaniac

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    Anyone know at what temperature the XP dies?
     
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    90 Celsius.
     
  3. Vampyromaniac

    Vampyromaniac confutatis maledictis

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    Cool, thanks!
    Or, rather, not very cool, is it then, eh?
    :D
     
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    Quite uncool to have an Athlon that hot, actually. ;)

    I don't like it when my temp goes higher than 60C, really.
     
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    Under full load of Prime 95 ... I get a temperature of 46*C with an Ambient of 27*C

    Hope that helps you out.
     
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    yeah I would certainly keep it under 55c, preferably (with good cooling) under 50 at full load.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Longer life :)
     
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    aha
    as long as it breaks down near to the 25th each month it is ok =)
     
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    AGREED!!..... :D
     
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    yes longer life and more stability...

    low temperatures in a rig are really important not just for a processor, but even for hard drives, especially hot running 7200 rpm drives or SCSI at 10k, 15k etc.

    cool case temps and components are important as well as a cool processor. worth spending a little extra for a few case fans or even watercooling.
     
  12. Yeti

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    Yes... one of my college dorm neighbors shipped his comp off to a shop (god knows why).... and they replaced his heatsink for him (how kind they were!!!)... cept it was a stock... on his thunderbird!!!!... it ran at like 76C for a day... locking up every 2 seconds... you know hanging... etc... then he popped his case open. Found out they had switched it lol... he shipped it back and told those morons to switch it back. :)
     
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    Check it out, I read this just recently. Every 10 degrees Celcius you cool your CPU, its lifespan doubles. Think about that one, huh?
     
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    I had read similar things yes, whatever way you look at it, the cooler the better.

    what sort of temps are you getting Java?


    and btw im sure you already know Java, but you can have an avatar now, just in case you forgot ;)
     
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    My 1.4GHz T-bird @ 1.533GHz is usually in the low 50s idle. Mid-to-high 50s after being on for some time and under some load. I haven't really tested it under a full load, though.


    Actually, no, I lack the motivation required to teach myself a language. I have only dabbled in Java... :( Thank you for the reminder, BTW -- I am just waiting for the right time to unleash my avatar! :D
     
  16. Yeti

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    Naw, you don't need to know java, just photoshop or imageready. In any case i think 50C is a little high. I try to keep my comp below 50 at least. It can range from 38idle to 48 under load... depending on the day (warm/cold)
     
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    Technically, the Athlon CPU's can operate at 70 or below.
    However, in my experience they only do this when running at stock speeds. The faster you push the CPU, to cooler it needs to run.

    FYI, with my old HSF it was running 63C idle and stable (one of the two fans on the HSF broke). With my new HSF its running 42C idle, but it becomes unstable at 49C - but that might be due to the 350Mhz overclock ;)
     
  18. Mize

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    It the combination of potential and temp

    Just a couple comments on this heat thread...
    First off, unless you've modded your motherboard you're probably sensing the temperature on the under-side of the Athlon - not the die temperature. Manufacturers are supposed to introduced an offset from the thermistor reading to approximate the die temp, but there's a typical error of +- 5 C so keep that in mind.

    Secondly, what kills processors that aren't just out-and-out fried is "electromigration."
    Electromigration is the migration of point defects in the metal into dislocations and the subsequent migration of dislocations into gross voids (i.e. open circuit). The two parameters that determine electromigration rates are temperature and voltage. A very cool chip can accomodate a quite high voltage whereas a 55 C chip will die a much quicker death at the same Vcore. What this means is that a machine running at stock Vcore and a high temp will last considerably longer than one with a bumped-up Vcore (say 1.85-2.1) at the very same temperature.

    To sum up in a nutshell: we all need some serious watercooling :)

    Mize
     
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    Yep, I was able to run my XP 1700+ on stock cooling during the winter here (Massachusetts), but once the outside temps rose as summer approached, my cpu began running into the mid-upper 50's under load. So I got myself a TT Volcano 7, now as long as it's not 95 freakin' degrees (F) outside, it stays under 50C


    EDIT: Also, my system temps always stay at or under 40C, got lotsa case fans ;)
     
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    I wish kryotech came back... they mad some really kick ass cooling systems. (Refrigerated CPU... mmmmmm :) )
     

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