What temp should an Athlon XP2400 run at?

  [DELETED] 10:31 30 Dec 2003

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?

  hugh-265156 10:35 30 Dec 2003

the temp sounds normal i would`nt worry.athlons run slightly hotter than intel processors.

  [DELETED] 10:36 30 Dec 2003

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

  [DELETED] 13:57 30 Dec 2003

my XP 2600 runs around 40c. It was an AMD in the box that came with AMD's own heatsink and fan. They'll goto around 90c before frying...

  [DELETED] 15:16 30 Dec 2003

jules1315. If that is a reading taken from the BIOS then it's fine and nothing to worry about.

If you go to the AMD home page you'll see they do not give a recommended temperature because there are too many outside factors to take into account.

What the do say though is, they [AMD] are quite happy for their CPU's to operate at a temp. of around 60c but lower is better. Most of their CPU's are rated up to 90c and the latest ones up to 100c.

  [DELETED] 16:35 30 Dec 2003

Mine is running at 46c at the moment but usually is around the 50c mark using an AMD hs+f

  [DELETED] 16:53 30 Dec 2003

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.


  [DELETED] 21:46 30 Dec 2003

Mine runs hapily at 65 degrees and has done so 24/7 (100% useage 100% of the time as I'm running UD)for the last 6 months. In my experience you have nothing to worry about.

  [DELETED] 21:57 30 Dec 2003

i have an amd 2800 supplied with recommended hs and fan and it runs on average 46c - 50c

  [DELETED] 08:44 31 Dec 2003

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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