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XP 2500+ Temps ?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by DiscoKandy, 24 May 2006.

  1. DiscoKandy


    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 896

    Location: Surrey

    Got a Athlon XP 2500+ (Barton) running at 2700+ through an increase in the multiplier, at default voltage. according the the BIOS and MBM5 the CPU is running at about 63c

    Is this dangersouly hot ? i'm using the a coolmaster Aero lite, is this a naff HSF ?

  2. UKDTweak


    Joined: 2 Dec 2002

    Posts: 6,592

    Location: N.Ireland

    That temp is high, they tend to lock up around 65-70c. The Lite cooler is not very good, there is a None light version which i used and it was much better.
  3. Arthalen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Apr 2006

    Posts: 2,029

    Location: Leeds, UK

    Big clue in the picture - Aluminium heatsink !

    I'd look at replacing it with a copper based solution, say a thermalright. Then make sure you have your airflow through your case sorted out.

    I had one of these clocked as a 3200+ at 2.2Ghz and it ran fine for 12 months at 45C - and that was with a Copper Q-tec cooler *SHOCK HORROR! :D *
  4. A.N.Other


    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

    Posts: 8,064

    Location: MK45

    It may not be good for the processors, but the don't lock up at those temps.

    I've had XPs go up to 85C (where the BIOS turned it off) without locking up or any damage being done :) - I didn't do it intentionally before anyone comments. Although saying that, it is too high, yes - get a better heatsink (gigabyte g-power pro i suggest if you want a really good result).