I have just bought a Gigabyte GA7VT600L board and XP2400 Athlon processor. The temp of the processor is showing as 52c. Is this too hot?. It was installed correctly with cooling fan. Will it damage the processor running this hot?
it all depends on case, airflow, fans etc: 52c isn't to hot but would think of getting a decent heatsink and fan for cpu (all copper h/s & fan would be best) and look inside the case to see in what way you can improve air flow (rounded ide cables etc:)to keep it cool
I have 3 pcs that use gigabyte motherboards and xp2400 processors.
The bios cpu temperature reading is around 36C under load and when the pc has been on for some time (31C at boot up)on two machines that i built to keep temperature doen (Lian-Li aluminium cases and Zalman flower coolers).
39C in a conventional case with a normal heatsink.
I would suggest you look at a better heatsink and use arctic silver or similar as a heatsink compund.
Failing that, try a coolong fan sucking air in at the front/bottom and another sucking it out at the top/rear.
Thanks for the advice guys. I will fit a case fan first of all and see if that improves the air flow. It seems to stay around the 50c mark most of the time anyway. As long it doesnt keep crashing like my last system I'm not too worried.
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