View Full Version : athlon xp 1700+ with volcano 7+ with arctic silver 3 at 50c.

09-25-2002, 07:54 PM
my athlon xp 1700+ with volcano 7+ is at 50c with arctic silver 3.the case temp is 38c
is there a problem?:thumbs do

09-25-2002, 10:33 PM
it dpends on its surroundings. Do you have any other case fans? Be it intake or exaust? This is of course NOT including the power supply. Also what do you have its environment temperatures? IE AC?

09-25-2002, 11:28 PM
it has 4 intake and 1 output
ambient temp 27c

09-26-2002, 12:06 AM
it has 4 intake and 1 output
ambient temp 27c
That's not really an optimal setup. For a solid airflow going through the case, the fans should be set up with nearly equal intake and exhaust. The way you have your rig set up right now, you are forcing a whole bunch of air into the case and then it is just sitting there. There just isn't enough exhaust to get rid of everything you're pumping in. When the air sits inside the case for any amount of time, it heats up. Now we're fighting the same battle as before.

Since you're running five fans, set up an additional exhaust. Natural airflow produces the best results, so try to have your intakes set low in the case and the exhaust fans set higher up. This allows for the natural rising of heated air and then the expulsion of that hot air.

A little extra intake isn't bad, but a lot of extra intake won't help your situation any. And something else to consider is the volume of air that your fans are rated at. This is where you'll want to try to make sure that your intake and exhaust are close in volume.

09-26-2002, 04:54 AM
thanks for your tip
my case temp has dropped
but my cpu temp is still high

09-26-2002, 09:43 AM
Did you also fit the clip the right way around with it putting contact preasure directly over the core (some ppl have fitted the clip around the wrong way which will cause improper contact) ? :?:

09-26-2002, 11:14 PM
thanks you guys
apparently i installed the heatsink the wrong way(no thanks to the instructions)

09-28-2002, 08:13 AM
Along the same lines...

My case is an Antec Plus 860
3 intake fans
2 exhaust fans

1 fan each controlled by the dual fan psu (lowest intake/lowest exhaust)

I have an AthlonXP 1800+
Volcano7+ (the clip is the right way around )
Artic Silver 3

My CPU temp is 52c
My case temp is 37c

The Volcano7+ is on LOW setting...are these temps normal with this setup ?
Or should I have ALL my case fans at full speed (ie: not psu controlled) ?
Should I up the V7+ speed to medium ? high speed is too loud for my liking...

09-28-2002, 08:15 AM
P.S. those temps were after I watched a DVD movie...but they seem to be normal...

09-28-2002, 08:24 AM
Oh and these readings were taking with the Gigabyte Utility Manager software included with my mobo...where can I get "motherboard monitor" ? I've just read about it elsewhere in this forum...

09-28-2002, 09:16 PM
For the low setting probably but I would never use it as medium (46c under load) is my usual settin' with high used only when necessary (rarely). ;)

09-29-2002, 02:44 AM
I'm confused... what would you guys suggest I do ?

09-29-2002, 03:11 AM
up the fan to medium that will bring the temps down by a signifigant amount.

09-29-2002, 10:04 AM
Volcano7+ is at Medium and all the case fans are at Full speed
cpu 49c
case 35c
is this acceptable ?

09-29-2002, 08:09 PM
i dunno but mine is
39c case temp
and 49c cpu

09-29-2002, 11:03 PM
The thing is guys, by how much are your case temps over the room temp? :?:
My case temps I try to keep within 0-4c of ambient if your getting more than that then that's where to look for a solution but so long as ya stay below 50c then things will be fine. ;)

09-30-2002, 12:55 AM
ya I most definitly agree. In fact I would wish that my computer ran at room temperature. Even the CPU. I'm sure this is possible with some water cooling and some delta's cooling the radiator. But anyway considering that my room temps are usually 25.5C my case temps are usually 27.7. However at night my parents usually turn off the air and it gets quite hot and my case can creep up to a blistering 32.7.

10-10-2002, 06:44 PM
My ASUS KT133A + 1200Mhz was always to hot. Always near 60-63 degrees, even with Arctic Silver II and a Swiftech uhm, i think it was MCX462-A... Not overclocked.

My girlfriend got it now, and she dont do much cpu work, however, when I have watched a movie in the CD Player it is really HOT when I take it out.

Best Regards

10-11-2002, 12:32 AM
Hey, a swedish fellow, welcome... : peace2:

10-11-2002, 12:39 AM
Btw you don't have to worry about hot cd's, thats normal.

Vart i Sverige bor du då?

: peace2:

10-11-2002, 01:05 AM
Hi there The__tweaker, im from Borås :)

Best Regards

10-11-2002, 01:26 AM
Ahh Borås, not to far from my bro... :)


10-11-2002, 05:00 AM
My Xp1700+ runs at around 42C under load with an Alpha PAL8045 & a 50cfm fan - case temp around 27C/ambient 23-25C
It ran a little cooler with the 80cfm Delta - but not enough warrant the noise in my opinion.

I would think a Volcanoe7+ would be capable of at least matching the performance of an Alpha.

10-11-2002, 12:08 PM
I think it would too RDR as I got those same temps when I ran my XP1800+ at stock speed on medium fan speed (runnin' @ XP2100+ now though but still on medium until room temps hit 30c). ;)

10-11-2002, 02:08 PM
Hmm how high is the room temp again?

10-11-2002, 07:48 PM
That was during winter here when the room temps where in that range. ;)

10-11-2002, 07:55 PM
Yeah, it's freeing in my room right now. Has to be on the verge of 40 Farenheight

10-12-2002, 10:27 AM
For the Swedish gent running a 1200 with a Swiftech 462 and still getting 60c+......I'd be a bit concerned that you don't have the hsf installed right. My [email protected] never got over about 45c in a room at 28c. I had to NOT install the small lug washers that fit thru the mobo so that it would make correct contact with the core...the holes in the mobo were too small for the washers and lifted the hsf above the core so that the correct pressure could not be applied...and the riht pressure IS VERY IMPORTANT....I just put the bolts thru the mobo with a small piece of tape insulating them.....the instructions for installation warn about some mobo mounting holes being too small.

10-20-2002, 10:02 AM
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) XP/MP/4 1599 MHz
FSB: 133 MHz
Memory: 512 MB
Graphics Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce3 Ti 500
Driver Version:
Video Memory: 64 MB

Heatsink: Dragon Orb 1 w/ Artic Silver 2
Fans: 1 Case Fan on intake and 1 Case Fan on exhaust
I get 60C running nothing but Window XP Home Edition and Norton Anti-Virus

I get 70C running Morrowind sometimes.

I know this is a major problem. I'm purchasing a Volcano 7+ heatsink to replace my Dragon Orb 1, and I'm not sure what fan I'm gonna put on the heatsink. I'm going to apply Artic Silver 3 to my heatsink.

I have also bought 2 more CompUSA brand case fans, but I might just buy two Vantec Stealth case fans and give my brothers the CompUSA brand case fans.

First I have to make two new holes in my case because I don't have anywhere else to put my CompUSA fans.

10-20-2002, 10:16 AM
ya those temps are pretty high. Do you have any sorta ventilation in your case? Other then a PSU fan? Cuase if you have no kinda ventiliation then the fan on your HSF will be doing nothing but circulating hot air. Also when you say xp/mp/4 you do relize that, that is 3 different processors right? Which one do you have? The AthlonXP 1900+ the AthlonMP 1900+ or the Athlon4 1.6GHz?

10-28-2002, 04:17 AM
ya those temps are pretty high. Do you have any sorta ventilation in your case? Other then a PSU fan? Cuase if you have no kinda ventiliation then the fan on your HSF will be doing nothing but circulating hot air. Also when you say xp/mp/4 you do relize that, that is 3 different processors right? Which one do you have? The AthlonXP 1900+ the AthlonMP 1900+ or the Athlon4 1.6GHz?

Oh right, heh, I just copied and pasted from MadOnion.com. Its the AthlonXP 1900+

I don't think the ventilation is that great. I have two intakes, one on the side of the tower and the other in the front, and an exhaust in the back. Hopefully my heatsink will arrive soon.

10-28-2002, 07:34 AM
Another exhaust fan would help heaps there. If you can't fit another to the rear add a top blowhole and that should vent the hot air out much better instead of redrawing the hot air back thru the heatsink. ;)

10-29-2002, 12:53 PM
Look for Motherboard Monitor here: http://mbm.livewiredev.com/