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Logan826
07-14-2002, 01:38 PM
I'm running an FIC AN11 Stealth with a 1700+XP processer, 1 front 80mm fan intake, 1 80mm fan out the back and 1 40mm out the back. I'm running an SVC Goldengate 40 heatsink with a YS-tech 40cfm fan. I am using the thermal compond that came with it.
I'm trying like crazy to keep this thing cool. I have a new case on the way that may help a little, it has room for more fans then the one I have now. I'm running consistant temps between 42c and 48c. My question is: Is this acceptable temps for this processer and am I getting excited about nothing. If these temps are high, could someone please recommend some good options, like Arctic 3 thermal grease or ???? whatever.
Thanks in advance,
Logan826

FLaCo
07-14-2002, 02:04 PM
i don't think they are anything to worry about..i mean i am running 37 to 42 myself...depending if it under alot of load or not.: peace2:

chisholm
07-14-2002, 05:50 PM
ohio wen u get say, 48 load temp, what kind of ambient temp do u have? also wat mobo do u have?:cheers:

pogo
07-14-2002, 06:21 PM
from my experience, i would say not to use the thermal pad that came with the hsf, get yourself some arctic silver and enjoy!
my 2100+ runs at 41 ambient,, and about 45 under full load. apparently amd says that the ideal temperature is 45 for the xp chips. so dont stress too much, but im sure the arctic silver would help (im running my o/c'd xp at the same temp that i was running my 1.2ghz tbird)

Wiggo
07-14-2002, 06:40 PM
If you can keep it below 50c under full load then ya ok but the lower the better. :smokin:
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Logan826
07-15-2002, 10:21 AM
Chisholm, I'm running an FIC AN-11 Stealth, with a 1700+XP processer. I'm a little new to the cooling game, so when you say ambient temp, I'm not sure what your refering to. If it's my internal case temp, it stays right around 39c to 41c all the time. That the other question, is this a good temp for the case or no ?
Thanks,
Logan826

Darthtanion
07-15-2002, 11:16 AM
Ambient temperature refers to the temperature in the room where the box sits. Mine, for example, sits in a room where the ambient temperature is about 70F (which works out to 21C).

As a general rule, if you can keep the processor temperatures under 50C, then you'll be doing fine (just as Wiggo stated). I always shoot for no more than 45C, but that's just a personal goal of mine. You won't be taking any of the life off the processor by running it at 50C.

Finally, your 39C case temperature seems a bit on the high side. Mine usually runs at 28-29C when the system is under full load. This indicates that you might do well with some better case cooling. Time to get out the Dremel. ;)

Logan826
07-15-2002, 11:59 AM
Thanks, this seems to bring some light to things. The room is around 72F, but on hot days it can hit 80F just because of the location of the room in the house. As for the case cooling, I have a better case on the way that has 3 80mm fans, 2 in the lower side and one in the front with expansion for 2 more which I'm adding before putting it togeather. From what I've heard I think the Arctic III thermal grease will help (which is one the way in the same shipment). I just wanted to make sure that getting the new case, fans and Arctic III was a waste, but I see it's not and will help. Thanks for all the help guys, I'm glad I joined this forum.
Logan826

MySTiCuSS
07-15-2002, 06:21 PM
I also have a xp 1700 running at a fsb of 147 so 1620mhz. Idle temp is 33 degrees. Load temp is 39. I'm running a dragon orb 3 with 6 case fans hehe. 3 in front, 2 in back, 1 on top, 1 on the side.

chisholm
07-15-2002, 09:32 PM
wat votlage u using?wait does ur mobo hav voltage adjustment?

MySTiCuSS
07-15-2002, 09:35 PM
I am running the standard voltage 1.75. There is no need for me to raise the voltage! It is a ECS k7s5a with overclockers bios.

Logan826
07-16-2002, 09:16 AM
I almost picked up the dragon orb 3 today or the new 7+ but couldn't bring myself to the $50 cost just yet. I may have to though if I want to get the temps down on this thing. I'm going to wait until I get the new case and Arctic 3 installed and see what happens, then go from there.
Logan826

tesna
07-18-2002, 07:54 PM
you guys are lucky, my xp 1800 got 55 degrees average and the higest is 60 degress C ! I'm using standard HSF from AMD and my case have 2 80' intake, 2 80' exhaust. I wonder what went wrong with my PC :confused:

Wiggo
07-18-2002, 08:08 PM
The HSF's supplied by AMD are really nowhere near the best available just enough to do the job, in most cases, sometimes not though. :smokin:
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zeradul
07-19-2002, 02:45 AM
The Volcano 7+ will FAR out-perform the Dragon Orb. So choose wisely

FLaCo
07-19-2002, 09:09 AM
I agree with Zeradul on that...and TESNA what type of case cooling do you have if any at all?: peace2:

Logan826
07-19-2002, 11:07 AM
Flaco, were you talking to Zeradul, Wiggo or me. If me, I'm running 1 80mm front intake, 1 80 side intake and 1 80mm exhaust in the back.

FLaCo
07-19-2002, 11:34 AM
I was refering the question to Tesna...because he is saying that his CPU is really hot. So case cooling prolly has to do with it. With the new case having room for more fans should be a nice addition. I did just a small case mod on my side panel..i added two fans (80mm) and it made a huge difference man. After i did my mod i could actually overclock and all since my system was not getting hot at all. :thumb:

Wiggo
07-19-2002, 11:36 AM
Logan826 does your case have room at the top to install a blowhole as this is the best way to get rid of excessive heat in a case as heat rises and builds up around the top of the case then works its way back down. :smokin:
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Logan826
07-19-2002, 08:04 PM
Yes I have room at the top to do that. Maybe that will be my first case mode :) then I can try a window next LOL. Really I had thought about doing that, but this case (that should have been here by now) has one in the top.

Wiggo
07-19-2002, 09:10 PM
Well good luck with the new case and remember that when applyin' the Arctic Silver that you just need a very thin even layer of it, use a plastic credit card or something similar to spread it with. :smokin:
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Logan826
07-20-2002, 07:03 AM
What's the best solution to use to clean the heatsink and processer off with before applying the ArcticIII ?

Wiggo
07-20-2002, 09:16 AM
Use some rubbing alcohol to help remove the old stuff. ;)
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Logan826
07-20-2002, 11:40 AM
WOW, am I impressed. I added to more fans to my current case, 1 80mm top exhaust and 1 80mm side intake, plus I applied the ArcticIII. Since doing this I haven't seen a temp above 39c for the processer and 32c for the case. Those figures are under a load, normal is hanging around 36c+ for the processer and about 28c for the case. Thanks guys, you've been a great help. So far two forums at Tweaktown have helped me greatly.
Thanks again,
Logan826
p.s. Now that I've had the experience of cutting a case (and did a very nice job, if I don't say so myself, even the wife said it looked really good :)) I think I may try doing a window with some light effects LOL

Wiggo
07-20-2002, 12:36 PM
Hehehe, glad that we could help ya out and impress the missus into the bargain. :devil:
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chisholm
07-24-2002, 07:22 PM
LOL yea nice going:D

tesna
07-29-2002, 11:27 PM
I agree with Zeradul on that...and TESNA what type of case cooling do you have if any at all?: peace2:

Sorry for late reply, btw I got mid tower configuration, with 2 80mm blowing air into the case at the front (actually my case got 2 more place for 80mm fans in the front so the total max fans is 4 at the front, I'm considering to add 2 more in the front to blow air in). Then at the back I got 2 80mm fans for exhaust. My 350wPSU fans only got 1 fans at the back. Yesterday I clean the original thermalpaste and changed it to artic silver, but the result still the same! maybe I should buy Volcano 7+ because I heard that heatsink is very good and its fans quite quiet. My original heatsink from AMD really noisy! I can hear my fans from outside the room!

Logan826
07-30-2002, 06:58 AM
Tesna, I had the SK-800 and the fan that they recommend with it. In my case I was running just one 80mm intake in the front and 1 80mm exhaust. All I did was add the Arctic III grease (followed the directions to a tee) added one 80mm intake in the side and one 80mm exhaust at the top. Made a world of difference. My hightest temp now has been 40c processer temp and 31c case temp and that is with an ambient temp in the room of 91F. (we just bought our house and haven't had the central air installed yet do to a back log at the company :() Anyway, I feel the biggest difference was following the exact directions for the Arctic Silver III and the exhaust fans.
Hope this helps,
Logan826

tesna
07-30-2002, 12:21 PM
Thank you for your advice Logan826, but to add side intake fans and top exhaust fans I need to make a hole in my case, since I dont have the tools and I dont know how to do it, so I cant do that unless someone help me. I'll try to add 2 more 80mm intake fans in the front and change my heatsink to Volcano7+. Btw is volcano 7+ can be installed in GA-7VRXP ?

Wiggo
07-30-2002, 12:24 PM
Yes the Volcano 7+ can be used on that board as that's what's in my N0.2 PC. ;)
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Logan826
07-30-2002, 12:50 PM
Tesna,
:), this was my first case mod aswell. I borrowed a friends dremal (sp?) 3800rpm craftsman btw :) that did a very nice job. Turned out so well that I bought one the following day and am planning a window kit LOL. The only thing I can tell you is to make sure you measure the holes correctly. I measured the center point of the area to be cut then took one of my kids school compasses sized it to the fan opening, marked my circle, then cross Xed the screw holes for the fan. As I said a little thought and planning and it turned out very nice. Try it, you will be supprised at the end result if you take your time and measure twice :). It will be worth the satisfaction of seeing your work.
Logan826

tesna
07-30-2002, 09:42 PM
Ooh I see, well maybe in the future I have the courage to mod my case :) thanks everyone...

cluis89
04-15-2006, 08:55 AM
yeah i was wondering i have my xp 1700 @ 1.4 overclocked to run like a xp 3100 @ 2.2
(hehe, no joke) and using an a7v400 and the idle temp is 46C and runs up to 49C and wont go higher, is it way to hot? with 5 fans not including the psu and cpu fan.