Cpu at 50C

May 30, 2005 at 20:03:04
Specs: xp/pro, Amd3200+/4 gb Ram

Hey,
I was wondering if my CPU temperature is too high. It AMD64 3200+ and it runs at 50 C (122F). Motherboard is at 39C.
Need some advice...
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#1
May 31, 2005 at 00:00:07

that's pretty hot for an athlon, but not for a prescott p4.
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#2
May 31, 2005 at 03:23:49

woooooooooooow 4gb ram LOL really that much??

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#3
May 31, 2005 at 04:55:12

"Motherboard is at 39C"

If your temp readings are accurate, your entire system is running hot, which would indicate your case cooling is inadequate. But if the average room temp is 90F (32C), I guess you're not doing too bad...lol

Lower the system temp & the CPU temp should drop along with it


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#4
May 31, 2005 at 04:56:24

BTW, why do you need 4GB of RAM?

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#5
May 31, 2005 at 08:12:17

I don't know, I just decided to get that much. Even though I know I don't need it. Well, Jam how am I supposed to lower the system temperature?

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#6
May 31, 2005 at 08:36:21

Are those idle or load temp ?

Eitherway this season, if your system is not buckling and it shouldn't @ those temp, ignore it.

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#7
May 31, 2005 at 08:46:21

It is in Idle. My CPU has like 2 fans, as soon as it get too hot, then the other one kicks in. But at the idle it is at 50C. When I run Norton, doing virus check, it will go up to 57C, but as soon as it hits that point my other fan kicks in at keeps the CPU temperature at straight 54C. THe system will lock up sometimes, but very very rarely. I know it locked up yesterday, when i was running Nortong, Antispyware and watching a movie. I had to restart it twice. It didn't startup at first time, but at the second try I had success. THe thing is that when PC comes out of standby, the CPU temperature is 48C, while as it shouldn't be working at all.

Is this all normal?

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#8
May 31, 2005 at 09:14:24

no its not normal for an amd to run that hot emachines may have installed the cpu wrongly with silcon u should ring them and ask for their advice and see if they would take it in and check it out.

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#9
May 31, 2005 at 09:18:59

" THe thing is that when PC comes out of standby, the CPU temperature is 48C, while as it shouldn't be working at all."

You are confusing standby with hibernate mode where current applications running in memory are saved to disk, and the computer is turned off. Another thins is that there is not a way to stop a computer from locking up once in a while, and you did say in your case that happens very very rarely.

If it makes you feel better, you can try a thermal paste like Arctic Silver and also clean out the dust bunnines in all your fans and see how things fare.

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#10
May 31, 2005 at 09:24:34

Hey, by the way, can it be that hot because my CPU is AMD 64, I mean 64 bit. Because, someone told me that 64 bit processors tend to get twice as hot as 32 bit?

I don't want to send back to eMachines, my classes start tomorrow and I will need it. So, is there any way to fix it without sending to manufacturer?

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#11
May 31, 2005 at 09:37:57

Can I like buy extra good fans for the PC. I know that if the system is too hot, then it won't last for a long time.

Thanks, Killer

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#12
May 31, 2005 at 17:17:19

when did you buy ur pc?, it will have a warranty on it all that should cover your problem, send it back be gone :O:O. unless u want to mess about with your self and lose your warranty usually they dont like you messing inside the case

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#13
May 31, 2005 at 19:34:52

I would also have a good look at the power supply... what is the total power output ??

If the thing is under powered that will also create heat as its requred to work much harder etc....

Jam is correct also lookt at your case cooling how many fans do you have eg how many inlet how many exhaust etc...

4 gig of ram is a hell of a lot, I presume thats 4 modules of 1 gig, the psu would be having kittens, that allone would draw close to 45 wats...

There is probably a number of things that can be done to lower the temps, but in principle the guys are right 50 for a 64bit athlon is a tad high, to say the least....

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#14
May 31, 2005 at 21:13:59

I have 2 fans, 1 for CPU and 1 for the case. My power is about 300 watt.
And i called the eMachines and they checked on normal temperatures for AMD 64 and they said that it is normal on up to 70C. I dont really know how truthful this info is, but they told me that my processor is on good temperature.
What you think people?

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#15
May 31, 2005 at 22:44:01

http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/Power_Supply_Calculator.php?cmd=AMD

Go the link above and work out what the power requirements should be in line with what you have in the rig.

300 sounds abit low to me especialy with 4 gig of ram.....

The 300 is probably a true 275 or 280 wat psu
I might be wrong but if you have 1 Hard d rive 1 dvd/rw 1 dvd rom and one case fan with 1 video card you would be using roughly 270 wats

I would also be inclined to throw in another intake fan eatehr on the front or the side of tha cse to help with cooling.

But you havent listed all your components setup so its hard to tell.

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#16
May 31, 2005 at 23:04:06

yes the amd can go upto 70 + at max opertaing temp, but it should not get that far unless you ahve 100% cpu usage at all times.

My 3500+ ran at 37 - 40 with the stock amd cooler that came with it, after a few days I fitted my old p4 Gigabyte cooler and the temps droped 31 - 35...

With normal usage the thing is reporting about 34 +_ 3 C dpending on room temp.

To test it I ran half life 2 I think it was and the thing was hovering about 45 to 50...

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