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Thread: XP2100+ on A7V266-E - running hot ?




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    Hi Folks,

    First time poster - so please be kind :)

    Just upgraded from an XP1600+ to a XP2100+ and temperatures are jumped quite a bit.

    Was seeing ~ 51C-53C idle with the XP1600+ and a Volcano 6CU. Am now seeing 61C-63C with the XP2100+ / retail HSF with thermal tape.

    I've read (but have yet to find definitive info) that the ASUS boards read 'hot' - but how hot ? I moved the XP1600+/Volcano to an ECS board and it's currently idling @ ~ 43C.

    Are these temps reasonable ? Any guides to what ASUS is reading (+X degrees C) ? System reaches 68-70 under load - but has never been unstable.

    TIA,
    Greg.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    As a start you might want to dump the thermal tape and go for a quality thermal paste, just don't put too much on, a paper thin layer is all you need.

    You might also want to consider getting a better HSF, especially if you intend to overclock.

    Good luck :thumb:

    Andy

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    I used to have that same mobo (before the psu had an fit and killed it) and the temps it told me always seemed a little high. but those temps are too high. generally speaking, mobo temp sensors can be off as much as 30 C. Like the previous post said, get rid of the tape and that hsf. get some artic silver 3 and a decent hsf for $20-30 to get those temps down. i have a 2100+ in a ASUS A7N8X now and get temps from 37 - 42 C so I doubt this one is reading hot...my temps are lower now than they were when i had a 1500+ (which is at least partially due to the way i now apply my thermal gunk). so with my past experiences with the same mmobo, i would say that you are running too hot. you may want to invest a little money in some termal senors to see what the real temps are under the hood.
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    I've seen Asus boards read anywhere from 5C less to as much as 15C over though the greater majority read in the 5C to 10C over range. Those retail HSF's arn't worth it but do the temps drop if ya open the case up while running? :?:
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    I'll try and apply some Thermal paste today - sitting at 24C/57C for case/cpu right now. I've seen lots of recommendations for the newer TT/Volcano HSFs - If I'm not overclocking - what would be the 'wise' choise ? Looking for something that will provide decent cooling and not a lot of extra noise.

    Thanks again,
    Greg.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    [b]Looking for something that will provide decent cooling and not a lot of extra noise.
    The Volcano 7+ will do fine for that as usually only Medium fan sped is needed but at times only Low will be needed and at both those speeds is quiet. But the best HSF in the world won't help if ya have poor case airflow. ;)
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    I *think* airflow is decent... Enermax EG365P-VE (Is 350 watt reasonable for this system) is variable system controlled, and I'm running 2 x 80mm fans (in the front, and out the back.

    Any suggestions to determine if airflow isn't what it should be ?

    Greg.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    Open the case up while it's runnin' and if the temps drop then the airflow isn't right (mine get a couple of degrees hotter with the case open so airflow is good). ;)
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    Yanked the sides off, and case crept up to 30C from 27/28C. Anyone have a good guide to 'proper airflow' ? I find myself second guessing whether airflow actually bringing colder air to the HSF.

    If case temp is 27C, what's a reasonable expectation for my XP2100+ with a decent HSF (Volcano 7+) ?

    Thanks for all your help,
    Greg.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    if the temp went up after you took off the side panel, then air flow is not your problem....the problem probably resides with how the thermal goop was applied or the hs itself...is there anything blocking the imediate air flow around the hsf?
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