safe temperature for athlon xp 2000+

  Demonikol 12:15 02 May 2003

what is the max temp that an athlon xp 2000+ can run at without getting damaged

mine currently runs at around 44 degrees celsius 50 max is this a safe temp???

  STEVE71163 12:26 02 May 2003

Thats fine. I also have a xp2000 and it is 46c today and can go up to about 52c. If you look at amd site they are alright up to about 90c but i would not want mine anywhere near that.

  Paranoid Android 13:00 02 May 2003

I would start to worry around 65 degrees.


  Djohn 19:00 02 May 2003

AMD do not give a recommended operating temp, just a max of 90 degrees for most of their cpu's.

Some are rated to a max. of 100 degrees.

But they do say the avarage system with an XP cpu will run in the range of 60 to 65 degrees. J.

  kane_2002k 21:00 02 May 2003

only need it be worried if a cpu temp is over 50 and the PC is becoming unstable, i.e. crashing on cpu intensive tasks. Personlly had the same CPU running at 54, but it was stable - if it aint broke don't try and fix it.

  mrdsgs 21:34 02 May 2003

i endorse the above, ignore it below 50 and only take action at 55+.

consider extra fans or a better heatsink and fan such as the zalman flower (keeps my xp2400 systems at 38C under full load)

fanatics would recommend more action.

A company from Scandinavia make a vapor chilling cooling sytem called prometheia that runs your CPU at MINUS 35 DEGRESS C (no, not a joke!) and why bother? - so that you can overclock a cheap XP2200 processor to speeds over 3000 without going above freezing point.

  Demonikol 20:45 12 May 2003

are you serious about the vapour chilling thing???

how does that woprk???

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