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Thread: amd athlon xp2600+ barton core

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2003


    Hi Everyone,

    My amd athlon xp2600+ seems always run at 45 degrees celcius when idle. Is this normal?

    Here's what I've tried:
    1. retail HSF with thermal pad, CPU temp. still at 45 when idle
    2. retail HSF with arctic silver 5, CPU temp. still at 45 when idle

    I just added a exhaust rear 80mm fan (no front fan), and it doesn't lower the CPU temp., except lower the case temp. by 5 degrees.

    Is there anything I can try apart from buying a new HSF? And my mobo is the Gigabyte GA-7VT600-P-L, with an Solution Series Antec case

    Thanks in advance.


    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004


    Sounds like it may be a bit hot, i have a 2600 Thorougbred-B that idles at 38ish. I have a Coolermaster Aero 7+. If you wanna shave a few degrees off your temps try an all copper cooler, these dissapate heat more effectivley than copper cored heatsinks

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Minnesota, United States


    The retail HSF sucks. That's you problem. It will be enough, but if you want to overclock more you will need some thermal paste and a new HSF.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004


    I ahve the Same 2600XP running stock and with a SLK-900U, temps are 38-40 Idle and below 45 under load. Hope this helps

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