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singularity2006
03 March 2003, 10:46 PM
Wowiezowie. I got myself a Vantec Aeromaster and I must say... I've never seen a heat sink fan combo work so well!!!! =D

On average, my old Cooler Master copper block and heat tubes only could keep my CPU die temp @ about 62*C.... The Vantec got it down to 52*C!!! That's a whole 10*C!! =DDDDD

But overall, my XP2100 is still running a bit hot... does anyone have any recommendations to get that temperature down anymore? Overall, my chassis temp is about 90*F.... no idea what that is in C*. Any ideas?

jsh3d
03 March 2003, 10:52 PM
Thats about what my 2400 runs at, and I leave it on all day rendering :D. So, I think its probably ok, unless you want to do any overclocking.

-Jsh3d

kwshipman
03 March 2003, 10:54 PM
Are you using artic Silver?

My xp2000 is at 46 with my chassis temp being the same as yours. I am usint a Thermaltake Volcano 7 (not so good, imo)with an enermak adjustable set to about half.

DaForce
03 March 2003, 10:58 PM
52*C....hey....thats still pretty warm. My machine runs at 38-40*C no load, and about 43-47*C under load. And its a AMD 2700+ plus i have a radeon 9700pro and they are pretty hot. And the case temp never goes above 39*C

My heatsink is the slk-800 with a thermalright 80mm smartfan 2 set to use thermal control. The machine is pretty quite too, as the PSU i got has thermal controlled fans, so does the cpu fan. And the case fans are very quite as well (4 x 80mm).

singularity2006
03 March 2003, 11:05 PM
I am using an Antec Truepower 380watt and yes, Artic Silver 3. And the temperatures u guys are giving .... are those the temperatures for the CPU or the metal die contact from the CPU to the heat sink? The temperature I get of 52*C is the temp of the little metal die on the heat sink. (I noticed the athlon die contact is ... small... the P4 has a die practically the size of the CPU...)

I have 2 rear fans sucking air out, a side fan sucking it in, and a top fan sucking it in as well as a drive bay cooler to suck it in. The Antec power supply though... does its own thing. I'm not exactly sure how it circulates with both fans.

DaForce
03 March 2003, 11:19 PM
The temps im giving are for the cpu itself i assume, im using Asus Probe.

singularity2006
03 March 2003, 11:22 PM
ah, okay. My CPU temps are a bit lower than the metal contact die temperature.... I forgot what they are though... cuz i generally focus on the metal contact die temperature than the CPU temp.

I'm using a Soyo Dragon Ultra KT400 Platinum Ed w/ an Athlon XP2100+... I got that for $99. :buttrock:

The memory, Mushkin 512MB PC2700 DDR stuff cost more than the board and CPU... -.-"

But okay, so yeah, temperatures?

elvis
03 March 2003, 12:39 AM
have you got a 2100+ based on the palomino core, or the thoroughbred core? the palominos are a lot hotter than the t-breds due to a few factors, mostly the default voltage of the CPU.

i've seen two systems side by side (recent game LAN) with 2100+ chips, one tbred one palomino, and the tbred was 10 degrees cooler than the palomino.

singularity2006
03 March 2003, 12:44 AM
If I'm not mistaken, I'm running the thoroughbred core. Anyhow, I took another look @ my system temps on idle and here is what i have:

External CPU Temperature: 40*C
CPU Contact Die Temperature: 50*C
Chassis Temperature: 34*C

Quite a bit warm still. But should I be concerned? And if so, how concerned should I be?

DeathCarrot
03 March 2003, 04:02 PM
50 is warm, only if you're hitting 60 idle do things start going bump in the night (hehe, im running a tbird 1.2 at 60 idle, very glad im getting an AX-7 this week for my new 2100+ tbred b... meh...).. you shouldnt worry about 50 if you dont oc.... but if you do... try to get under 40 stock idle...

singularity2006
03 March 2003, 06:41 PM
oooh, I don't feel too bad anymore then... hahahha. I'm getting 50*C idle on my Athlon XP 2100. :) if ur getting it on 1.2....hahaha... craziez.

DeathCarrot
03 March 2003, 06:43 PM
but i have to say it's quite unstable, it can just suddenly lock up, and sometimes when it shuts down i have to wait 15 minutes for it to cool before i can start it up:annoyed:

singularity2006
03 March 2003, 06:46 PM
yes, that is overly hot for a 1.2.... looks like u need a new cooling solution. :thumbsup: Vantec Aeromaster!!!!! My CPU is a whole 10*C cooler!!! :buttrock:

DaForce
03 March 2003, 10:31 PM
for some reason, they way my computer is setup the unloaded and loaded temps are very close. Like within 5*C of each other, the range is about 38*C - 43*C. Not to bad me thinks

singularity2006
03 March 2003, 04:33 AM
i think that sounds bad.... my guess would be that means on idle, ur system has hella background processes running sucking dry your resources and when u start kicking in load, it probably isn't up as much since urbackground system services constitute much of that already. But then again, it's a multi-sided issue. =D

DaForce
03 March 2003, 08:45 AM
most of the background processes are just the standard win2k stuff.

Its a fresh install of win2k so there isnt that much going on. It bescause i have the cpu fan set to thermal, so as soon as the load goes up the fan speeed goes up and therefore keeps it cool.

singularity2006
03 March 2003, 06:46 PM
"set to thermal?" What does that setting do?

kwshipman
03 March 2003, 07:21 PM
the fan has a internal sensor that adjusts the fan speed from slow during idel, to fast when the CPU gets hot.

DaForce
03 March 2003, 10:48 PM
yeah what kwshipman said.

so basically when the comp gets hot the fan spins faster, and keeps the cpu at a similar temp. and when the comp is not a full load, then its nice and quiet.

kwshipman
03 March 2003, 11:54 PM
yea its great unless your heatsink cant cool sufficiently, then its not so fun. My Volcano 7 came with a fan that was set up this way, but it had to maintain a fairly high speed even in idle. Man I need a SLK-800!

DaForce
03 March 2003, 12:13 AM
hehehe i got an slk-800 for that very reason :-) get one they roxor!!

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