I think also that's too high.. I checked many times the seal between the heatsink and the proc. The case is not the best in it's class but untill this 1900+ it does his job well. And I used 3 different qualities of compound.... Still the same.. between 59 to 66°C.Originally posted by Xeven
hey that's tooo high! afaik, the palomino core is supposed to be cooler than the old thunderbird core.. i don't have an xp1900 so i can't confirm that, but freaking 66C is too high nonetheless.. I have an 1.4 Ghz thunderbird and it idles at 37C and max at 48C .. check if the hsf is fitted properly, check if the airflow inside the case is adequate adding an intake+exhaust fan combo is always good.. if possible check if the hsf has adequate/excess thermal compound used.. or you could try using the arctic silverII compound .. there is a guide at arcticsilver.com about the proper use of this compound, the guide is applicable to any type of compound so you can also check it out here : http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.html .
PS: what's your case and idle temp btw?
The palomino was supposed to be a lot of things. I think the only real improvement to it was the inclusion of Intel's SSE technology. BTW, does anyone know the difference between the Athlon MP and XP? I know they both use the Palomino core...Originally posted by Xeven
hey that's tooo high! afaik, the palomino core is supposed to be cooler than the old thunderbird core..
I thought these new xp athalons were sposed to run lower voltages than the old ones thus generating less heat and aren't they made of some new material that disapates heat better?The Athlons are supposed to run very hot. It's just the way they're designed. A temperature of 60 celcius is "normal" for an Athlon.
Well, lower tension doesn't really mean lower temperatures, the lower tension can generate more current and then the heat increases.Originally posted by onejaz
I thought these new xp athalons were sposed to run lower voltages than the old ones thus generating less heat and aren't they made of some new material that disapates heat better?
I wouldnt be happy if my cpu was that hot..
Many Thanks to all. You gave me the answer:Originally posted by Xeven
was also asking about the operating temp inside the case as well as the idle temp of your cpu.. or maybe you live somewhere very very very hot?
Was thinking about that but can't find here any reseler who is selling that. And I read from the net that's Noisy...Originally posted by Fou-lu
Congratulations. But if you really want to cool down your CPU, you should consider buying a water cooler, they really chill your CPU.