Ive looked over the BIOS settings and Ive read the manual 3 times, but my new (yep, budgetboard, i know)....ASROCK k7vt2 boards Duron cpu's safety cut off facility keeps cutting in at about 50 degrees, Ive no idea how to make raise that, or indeed keep the temp lower (all the standard airflow check & other common sense stuff done)...anybody help? Its runnin beautifully, then 20 mins later...FREEZE!..arrghhh!
Yes, it is affected by the ambient temperature. Most fans are set to run at a speed irrespective of the CPU temp. Thats why some people are asking the question. " How many/how large/how fast!
Some are speed/temp. controlled and will increase/decrease their speed to maintain a given temperature. My AMD 1800XP runs at 50/52 in the winter, in this very warm weather we have had for the past week the temp. is 52/56. Well within the manufacturers specs. so no need to worry. Regards. j.
If your motherboard has a CPU temp. gauge, it will be directly under the CPU core, and this is the more accurate way of reading temps. Go into BIOS on a re-boot by tapping the DEL key, then use the arrow keys on keyboard to move down to "System Performance" click on the "enter" key and you will see the speed of your fan and temp. of CPU, also system temp.
Click on the "Esc" key to go back to main menu, then use arrow keys again to highlight, "Exit without saving changes" then click on the "Y" key, then the "Enter key again. j.