CPU temp safety zones

December 16, 2005 at 21:43:32
Specs: XP pro, amd64 3800 x2 1gig pc320

Wondering wat is the red zone for a safe temp on a amd63 3800+ x2, so far i am at 2.2ghz runing idle at 30C not sure wat load is. at 2.5 idle temp is at 33C again not sure wat load temp is.

I am not sure what the red zone is the safe temp is if some one would have some advice it would be welcomed....

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December 17, 2005 at 04:06:25

your idle looks fine but how come you dont know what your load values are ?? just run a stressing frogram like Prime95, folding@home or even just encoding a DVD or VCD , then recheck the temps with these programs running.
You load values are also important.


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December 18, 2005 at 11:42:04

If you'll go to AMD's website, it should tell you the temp ranges should be. I'm pretty sure that 90C is the "meltdown" temp for the non-64 bit Athlon XPs, but it might be different for 64s. 30 is really good, I believe. Especially for a dual-core.

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December 18, 2005 at 13:34:30

still note that you MUST check your temps at full load and idle temps can be misleading.

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December 19, 2005 at 21:46:30

ok recap on safety temps zone for an amd64 3800+ x2 OCed... at 2.3ghz

30-32C idle
40-41C full load

Now is this a safe temp for an dual core cpu???

next important question...
what is the safe temp for the chipset.
currently it is at 32C, also can the chipset overheating cause the system to freeze from time to time?

Also if the chipset is cooled better is it possible to get a higher stable overclock??

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December 20, 2005 at 07:40:18

Those a a whole bunch of questions so i will answer them one after another in the order you asked.
your temps are fine. Your processor specs are as follows;
Max temp-70C, Thermal design Power-89W
Max core amperage-57.4A

Safe for not only a dual core but most processors.

A safe temp for a chipset depends on the type of chipset in question.

32 C for a chipset(any chipset) is also fine,chipsets in essence can actually get very hot and yes overheating a chipset can freeze your system

The higher the overclock the more heat dessipated from the chipset. Needless to say, keeping a good temp for your chipset is essential for a stable overclock

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December 20, 2005 at 19:32:16

thanks for your help...

amd64 3800+ x2
1gig pc3200
epox 9pna NF4+ultra mobo

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