Overheating CPU?

Amd Athlon 64 x2 6400+ dual core process...
December 1, 2009 at 05:13:50
Specs: Windows Vista Ultimate 64Bit SP1, AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+/2x2GB Kingmax DDR2-800
I'm not sure,but i am thinking my system is
overheating.temps under 100% load for 5min.
are:
CPU:70°C
Temp1:110°C
Temp2:65°C
GPU:54°C

CPU is Athlon 64 x2 6400+ (stock FAN)
RAM is 2x2GB Kingmax DDR2-800
GPU is Gainward 8800GT 1GB with
dual-slot cooling
Case is Thermaltake Soprano with
2 intake fans and 1 exhaust fan.
(the exhaust is 12cm fan at the back,
the intake is 8cm fan over the cpu and
the other intake fan is a 12cm fan on
the front.

sorry for my bad English...

P.S. Temperature was taken with CPU-Z,later I
will upload a pic,try with Everest etc.


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#1
December 1, 2009 at 05:28:21
Temp1:110°C

Any idea what "temp 1" relates to? I really hope it's a false reading because it's literally boiling.

As a general rule temps should be under 60°c or so.

What motherboard do you have? As most manufactures provide some sort of temp monitoring utility these days(that may correct for any "special features" - see: manufacturing or design faults).

Also what is the ambient temp(i.e room temp)?

To be honest as cpu's suck down more and more juice these days it's hard to recommend stock heatsinks, especially in warmer climates....

To cool the cpu down you could try to underclock and undervolt a little, but obviously it's an undesirable fix.


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#2
December 1, 2009 at 05:38:08
Some monitoring software is inaccurate. Check the temp readings in the BIOS & see how it compares.

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#3
December 3, 2009 at 03:24:47
I'm using a Gigaybte MA-M52L-S3 Motherboard,but the version without pcie x1 slots,temp in bios for the cpu is ~50°C and system temp is ~45°C,but that's in idle,and I don't know whats Temp1 Temperature... i will post Everest temp later...

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#4
December 4, 2009 at 19:48:48
Sorry for the lateness of my reply, forgot about this thread.

Firstly I couldn't find your board on Gigabytes site, I did find GA-M52L-S3, but there are two revisions, neither of which seem to have pcie x1 slots.

Those temps don't seem to bad to me for idle on a 125w cpu on a stock heat sink, but I live in 30°C room temps most of the year, still it's a bit too high to be stable at full load. What is your room temp?

Gigabyte have a utility called "easy tune 6" that should tell you your temps under the "hw monitor" tab, the numbers under the sliders are the current temps. If you don't already have it you can get it from gigabytes website. Do not be tempted to change anything for now, especially voltage or frequency

Realistically there are only two ways to cool down the cpu, either get better cooling or sacrifice some performance and underclock and undervolt a little.

If you decide to underclock/undervolt I suggest you use the bios, it tends to give better control and there is no risk of a windows utility re-applying your mistakes from file on reboot. You need to be careful, if you get it wrong you should only need to reset the cmos, but there is always a risk.My suggestion is to NOT use "easy tune 6" or any other utility to change voltages or frequencies.


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#5
December 6, 2009 at 23:37:26
ambient temp is around 22° C and yeah it was GA-M52L-S3
, not MA and my mbo doesnt support EasyTune 6 , just EasyTune 5,so i will install that later because i'm not on my pc now...

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#6
December 7, 2009 at 01:45:20
As jam stated the temps in bios are generally accurate, The only reason I was interested in another utility was to see if "temp1" really related to anything.

Considering your ambient temp 50°c idle for cpu is way too high. This leaves the question: Do you want to get a better cooler or sacrifice some performance?

If you want to underclock/undervolt I can run you through the basics but expect to open the case and clear the cmos at least once. It tends to be a trial and error sort of procedure.

If you decide to get a better cooler make sure that it supports your cpu slot type(am2) and that it will actually fit in you case, some of them are quite large......


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#7
December 7, 2009 at 06:46:42
Could be dust/dirt, heat sink installed wrong, CPU fan not working right, or improper application of thermal compound.

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#8
December 7, 2009 at 06:53:34
Good point, I always forget the simple things......


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#9
December 15, 2009 at 09:19:27
its not dusty or dirty...

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