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Upgrade from Athlon XP 1800+ to 2800+...temps up almost 15C?!

Discussion in 'AMD Thunderbird' started by Robert Paulsen, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4 (Gigabyte
    utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after doing
    nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's pretty
    much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both the last
    time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go through all
    the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease off and put a
    thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or anything, but I've
    never bothered to do that before either. At any rate, I would think
    at most that would account for a couple degrees, not the almost 15C
    increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C, which is pretty close
    to what it was before. This tells me I've got decent enough airflow
    in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any ideas what is causing
    this?

    jds
     
    Robert Paulsen, Dec 17, 2003
    #1
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  2. Robert Paulsen

    J.Clarke Guest

    On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:22:42 GMT
    Robert Paulsen <> wrote:

    > I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    > 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    > Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    > rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4 (Gigabyte
    > utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after doing
    > nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's pretty
    > much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both the last
    > time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go through all
    > the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease off and put a
    > thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or anything, but I've
    > never bothered to do that before either. At any rate, I would think
    > at most that would account for a couple degrees, not the almost 15C
    > increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C, which is pretty close
    > to what it was before. This tells me I've got decent enough airflow
    > in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any ideas what is causing
    > this?


    Well, let's see, the 2800+ consumes 57-68 watts, the 1800 consumes
    46-51. Think that might have something to do with it?
    >
    > jds



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    J.Clarke, Dec 17, 2003
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  3. Robert Paulsen

    Hank Guest

    "Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    > 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    > Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    > rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4 (Gigabyte
    > utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after doing
    > nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's pretty
    > much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both the last
    > time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go through all
    > the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease off and put a
    > thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or anything, but I've
    > never bothered to do that before either. At any rate, I would think
    > at most that would account for a couple degrees, not the almost 15C
    > increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C, which is pretty close
    > to what it was before. This tells me I've got decent enough airflow
    > in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any ideas what is causing
    > this?
    >
    > jds


    It's gotta be that the heatsink didn't get seated correctly when you
    installed it and it's not making full contact with the core. That's the only
    thing that could explain those way out of whack temps. They are easy to put
    on wrong with out even really trying very hard. Your going to have to take
    it off and reinstall it making sure your put it back on the right direction
    so that the sink isn't sitting on the shoulder of the cpu socket. They only
    go on one way.

    Hank
     
    Hank, Dec 17, 2003
    #3
  4. Robert Paulsen

    Wes Newell Guest

    On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:22:42 +0000, Robert Paulsen wrote:

    > I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    > 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    > Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    > rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4 (Gigabyte
    > utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after doing
    > nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's pretty
    > much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both the last
    > time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go through all
    > the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease off and put a
    > thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or anything, but I've
    > never bothered to do that before either. At any rate, I would think
    > at most that would account for a couple degrees, not the almost 15C
    > increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C, which is pretty close
    > to what it was before. This tells me I've got decent enough airflow
    > in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any ideas what is causing
    > this?
    >

    45C for a case temp is way too high unless ambient is about 40C. The new
    cpu should run cooler than the old one if it was a Palomino core 1800.
    Sounds like you didn't get the hsf mounted right or it's just not a very
    good one. Oh, V7, fair.

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    http://mysite.verizon.net/res0exft/cpu.html
     
    Wes Newell, Dec 17, 2003
    #4
  5. Umm....no.

    On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 01:13:33 -0500, "J.Clarke"
    <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:22:42 GMT
    >Robert Paulsen <> wrote:
    >
    >> I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    >> 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    >> Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    >> rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4 (Gigabyte
    >> utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after doing
    >> nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's pretty
    >> much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both the last
    >> time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go through all
    >> the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease off and put a
    >> thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or anything, but I've
    >> never bothered to do that before either. At any rate, I would think
    >> at most that would account for a couple degrees, not the almost 15C
    >> increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C, which is pretty close
    >> to what it was before. This tells me I've got decent enough airflow
    >> in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any ideas what is causing
    >> this?

    >
    >Well, let's see, the 2800+ consumes 57-68 watts, the 1800 consumes
    >46-51. Think that might have something to do with it?
    >>
    >> jds

    >
    >
    >--
     
    Robert Paulsen, Dec 18, 2003
    #5
  6. The clip on the V7 seems pretty tight, and I know orientation-wise the
    thing is on right...but I'll take it off and re-seat it. I can't
    think of any other reasons for such a disparity.

    Ambient air temps in my office are at most 30C...probably closer to
    25C. Is there a good rule of thumb for what the difference between
    ambient and case temps should be? I've got a full tower case, an
    intake and two smaller exhaust fans...it seems to get decent airflow,
    but I guess it is pretty crowded in there. I don't know what else to
    do to bring the case temps down.

    RP


    On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 10:50:23 GMT, Wes Newell <>
    wrote:

    >On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:22:42 +0000, Robert Paulsen wrote:
    >
    >> I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    >> 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    >> Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    >> rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4 (Gigabyte
    >> utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after doing
    >> nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's pretty
    >> much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both the last
    >> time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go through all
    >> the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease off and put a
    >> thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or anything, but I've
    >> never bothered to do that before either. At any rate, I would think
    >> at most that would account for a couple degrees, not the almost 15C
    >> increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C, which is pretty close
    >> to what it was before. This tells me I've got decent enough airflow
    >> in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any ideas what is causing
    >> this?
    >>

    >45C for a case temp is way too high unless ambient is about 40C. The new
    >cpu should run cooler than the old one if it was a Palomino core 1800.
    >Sounds like you didn't get the hsf mounted right or it's just not a very
    >good one. Oh, V7, fair.
     
    Robert Paulsen, Dec 18, 2003
    #6
  7. Robert Paulsen

    J.Clarke Guest

    On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 03:16:38 GMT
    Robert Paulsen <> wrote:

    > Umm....no.


    Umm, I see. So more power does not equal higher temperatures? Do tell.
    >
    > On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 01:13:33 -0500, "J.Clarke"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:22:42 GMT
    > >Robert Paulsen <> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    > >> 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    > >> Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    > >> rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4

    > >(Gigabyte> utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after
    > >doing> nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's
    > >pretty> much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both
    > >the last> time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go
    > >through all> the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease
    > >off and put a> thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or
    > >anything, but I've> never bothered to do that before either. At any
    > >rate, I would think> at most that would account for a couple degrees,
    > >not the almost 15C> increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C,
    > >which is pretty close> to what it was before. This tells me I've got
    > >decent enough airflow> in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any
    > >ideas what is causing> this?
    > >
    > >Well, let's see, the 2800+ consumes 57-68 watts, the 1800 consumes
    > >46-51. Think that might have something to do with it?
    > >>
    > >> jds

    > >
    > >
    > >--

    >



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    J.Clarke, Dec 18, 2003
    #7
  8. More power certainly does not EQUAL higher temperatures...its not that
    simple. The Barton CPUs have I think a 20% larger die surface area, so
    while they do use more power they do not run as hot as the Palominos,
    clock for clock. Now, the 2800+ is clocked higher than the 1800+, yes.
    Enough higher to offset the surface area advantage? I don't know, but
    certainly there should not be a 13C-15C increase in processor temps
    between the two, which you seem to suggest is normal. Its NOT normal,
    because if you look at most everyone's reported temps, they don't do
    this.

    In case anyone cares, I did as a few others suggested and re-seated
    the HSF. I also cleaned off the CPU and HSF base and re-applied the
    Arctic Silver 3, trying to follow their recommended method. I did not
    notice any contaminants or obvious problems upon removal, but I am now
    seeing CPU temps of 64C, and they've been solid there for a while now.
    Its still a bit hotter than I like, but its a lot better than 70C-74C.

    RP


    On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 23:00:20 -0500, "J.Clarke"
    <> wrote:

    >On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 03:16:38 GMT
    >Robert Paulsen <> wrote:
    >
    >> Umm....no.

    >
    >Umm, I see. So more power does not equal higher temperatures? Do tell.
    >>
    >> On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 01:13:33 -0500, "J.Clarke"
    >> <> wrote:
    >>
    >> >On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:22:42 GMT
    >> >Robert Paulsen <> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    >> >> 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    >> >> Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    >> >> rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4
    >> >(Gigabyte> utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after
    >> >doing> nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's
    >> >pretty> much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both
    >> >the last> time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go
    >> >through all> the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease
    >> >off and put a> thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or
    >> >anything, but I've> never bothered to do that before either. At any
    >> >rate, I would think> at most that would account for a couple degrees,
    >> >not the almost 15C> increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C,
    >> >which is pretty close> to what it was before. This tells me I've got
    >> >decent enough airflow> in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any
    >> >ideas what is causing> this?
    >> >
    >> >Well, let's see, the 2800+ consumes 57-68 watts, the 1800 consumes
    >> >46-51. Think that might have something to do with it?
    >> >>
    >> >> jds
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >--

    >>

    >
    >
    >--
     
    Robert Paulsen, Dec 18, 2003
    #8
  9. Robert Paulsen

    Wes Newell Guest

    On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 03:17:34 +0000, Robert Paulsen wrote:

    > The clip on the V7 seems pretty tight, and I know orientation-wise the
    > thing is on right...but I'll take it off and re-seat it. I can't think
    > of any other reasons for such a disparity.
    >
    > Ambient air temps in my office are at most 30C...probably closer to 25C.
    > Is there a good rule of thumb for what the difference between ambient
    > and case temps should be? I've got a full tower case, an intake and two
    > smaller exhaust fans...it seems to get decent airflow, but I guess it is
    > pretty crowded in there. I don't know what else to do to bring the case
    > temps down.
    >

    I consider it bad if case is 10C over ambient temp. Mine are about 5C or
    less over room temp. 2 case fans + PSU fan. The way most cases are made
    these days there's so much case metal between the fan and the outside air
    that it's hard for them to function properly. I take a pair of cutters to
    the case material blocking the airflow and cut it out. And if the plastic
    front is blocked, I either cut it out if there's a way to get more air
    through it, or drill a bunch of 1/4 inch holes in the plastic. Just these
    simple things more than doubled the fan airflow and also made the fans
    quieter since they weren't sucking for air. Don't know what to tell you
    about the cpu running so hot, but there's something wrong if it's running
    hotter than the old one. When you changed cpu's you did reset vcore to
    proper setting I assume or at least kept it within reason.

    --
    Abit KT7-Raid (KT133) Tbred B core CPU @2400MHz (24x100FSB)
    http://mysite.verizon.net/res0exft/cpu.html
     
    Wes Newell, Dec 18, 2003
    #9
  10. Robert Paulsen

    Hank Guest

    "Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    news:...

    >
    > In case anyone cares, I did as a few others suggested and re-seated
    > the HSF. I also cleaned off the CPU and HSF base and re-applied the
    > Arctic Silver 3, trying to follow their recommended method. I did not
    > notice any contaminants or obvious problems upon removal, but I am now
    > seeing CPU temps of 64C, and they've been solid there for a while now.
    > Its still a bit hotter than I like, but its a lot better than 70C-74C.
    >


    Well that is better but still high. Whats you case ambient and case temps
    like now?

    Hank
     
    Hank, Dec 18, 2003
    #10
  11. They were in the upper 30s last night, but by now case temps are
    around 42C and my CPU temp is at 70C. *&^%%!

    RP

    On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 06:58:47 GMT, "Hank" <> wrote:

    >
    >"Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >
    >>
    >> In case anyone cares, I did as a few others suggested and re-seated
    >> the HSF. I also cleaned off the CPU and HSF base and re-applied the
    >> Arctic Silver 3, trying to follow their recommended method. I did not
    >> notice any contaminants or obvious problems upon removal, but I am now
    >> seeing CPU temps of 64C, and they've been solid there for a while now.
    >> Its still a bit hotter than I like, but its a lot better than 70C-74C.
    >>

    >
    >Well that is better but still high. Whats you case ambient and case temps
    >like now?
    >
    >Hank
    >
     
    Robert Paulsen, Dec 19, 2003
    #11
  12. I wonder if between my exhaust fans and intake fan I've got some
    tricky air flow problem? I think I'll experiment with the fans. That
    still doesn't explain the temp differences I'm seeing, but it sounds
    like my case temps are a lot worse than some of you are seeing.

    My motherboard (Gigabyte 7N400 Pro2) is setting Vcore to 1.70 rather
    than the AMD-specified 1.65. I'm not sure why actually...hmmm.

    RP

    On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 06:19:02 GMT, Wes Newell <>
    wrote:

    >On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 03:17:34 +0000, Robert Paulsen wrote:
    >
    >> The clip on the V7 seems pretty tight, and I know orientation-wise the
    >> thing is on right...but I'll take it off and re-seat it. I can't think
    >> of any other reasons for such a disparity.
    >>
    >> Ambient air temps in my office are at most 30C...probably closer to 25C.
    >> Is there a good rule of thumb for what the difference between ambient
    >> and case temps should be? I've got a full tower case, an intake and two
    >> smaller exhaust fans...it seems to get decent airflow, but I guess it is
    >> pretty crowded in there. I don't know what else to do to bring the case
    >> temps down.
    >>

    >I consider it bad if case is 10C over ambient temp. Mine are about 5C or
    >less over room temp. 2 case fans + PSU fan. The way most cases are made
    >these days there's so much case metal between the fan and the outside air
    >that it's hard for them to function properly. I take a pair of cutters to
    >the case material blocking the airflow and cut it out. And if the plastic
    >front is blocked, I either cut it out if there's a way to get more air
    >through it, or drill a bunch of 1/4 inch holes in the plastic. Just these
    >simple things more than doubled the fan airflow and also made the fans
    >quieter since they weren't sucking for air. Don't know what to tell you
    >about the cpu running so hot, but there's something wrong if it's running
    >hotter than the old one. When you changed cpu's you did reset vcore to
    >proper setting I assume or at least kept it within reason.
     
    Robert Paulsen, Dec 19, 2003
    #12
  13. Robert Paulsen

    matthew utt Guest

    more power does make higher temps
    when i raise my cpu voltage .1 volts i get about a 20 degree F raise. there
    is somthing wrong if i am rinning my 2700+ which is 2.176 GHz at the
    equivilant of a 3200+ which is 2.509 GHz and my temp raises from 100 F at
    2.167GHz to 115 at 2.509 GHz
    all mind you that is on stock cooling
    you have problems my friend
    sry
    "Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > More power certainly does not EQUAL higher temperatures...its not that
    > simple. The Barton CPUs have I think a 20% larger die surface area, so
    > while they do use more power they do not run as hot as the Palominos,
    > clock for clock. Now, the 2800+ is clocked higher than the 1800+, yes.
    > Enough higher to offset the surface area advantage? I don't know, but
    > certainly there should not be a 13C-15C increase in processor temps
    > between the two, which you seem to suggest is normal. Its NOT normal,
    > because if you look at most everyone's reported temps, they don't do
    > this.
    >
    > In case anyone cares, I did as a few others suggested and re-seated
    > the HSF. I also cleaned off the CPU and HSF base and re-applied the
    > Arctic Silver 3, trying to follow their recommended method. I did not
    > notice any contaminants or obvious problems upon removal, but I am now
    > seeing CPU temps of 64C, and they've been solid there for a while now.
    > Its still a bit hotter than I like, but its a lot better than 70C-74C.
    >
    > RP
    >
    >
    > On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 23:00:20 -0500, "J.Clarke"
    > <> wrote:
    >
    > >On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 03:16:38 GMT
    > >Robert Paulsen <> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Umm....no.

    > >
    > >Umm, I see. So more power does not equal higher temperatures? Do tell.
    > >>
    > >> On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 01:13:33 -0500, "J.Clarke"
    > >> <> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:22:42 GMT
    > >> >Robert Paulsen <> wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    > >> >> 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    > >> >> Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    > >> >> rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4
    > >> >(Gigabyte> utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after
    > >> >doing> nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's
    > >> >pretty> much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both
    > >> >the last> time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go
    > >> >through all> the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease
    > >> >off and put a> thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or
    > >> >anything, but I've> never bothered to do that before either. At any
    > >> >rate, I would think> at most that would account for a couple degrees,
    > >> >not the almost 15C> increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C,
    > >> >which is pretty close> to what it was before. This tells me I've got
    > >> >decent enough airflow> in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any
    > >> >ideas what is causing> this?
    > >> >
    > >> >Well, let's see, the 2800+ consumes 57-68 watts, the 1800 consumes
    > >> >46-51. Think that might have something to do with it?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> jds
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >--
    > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >--

    >
     
    matthew utt, Dec 20, 2003
    #13
  14. Robert Paulsen

    777ouse Guest

    Just a thought here guys ... Have you upgraded the bios??? just to make
    sure there isn't a problem with the temp reporting?? again just a thought

    "matthew utt" <> wrote in message
    news:Eu3Fb.177084$...
    > more power does make higher temps
    > when i raise my cpu voltage .1 volts i get about a 20 degree F raise.

    there
    > is somthing wrong if i am rinning my 2700+ which is 2.176 GHz at the
    > equivilant of a 3200+ which is 2.509 GHz and my temp raises from 100 F at
    > 2.167GHz to 115 at 2.509 GHz
    > all mind you that is on stock cooling
    > you have problems my friend
    > sry
    > "Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > More power certainly does not EQUAL higher temperatures...its not that
    > > simple. The Barton CPUs have I think a 20% larger die surface area, so
    > > while they do use more power they do not run as hot as the Palominos,
    > > clock for clock. Now, the 2800+ is clocked higher than the 1800+, yes.
    > > Enough higher to offset the surface area advantage? I don't know, but
    > > certainly there should not be a 13C-15C increase in processor temps
    > > between the two, which you seem to suggest is normal. Its NOT normal,
    > > because if you look at most everyone's reported temps, they don't do
    > > this.
    > >
    > > In case anyone cares, I did as a few others suggested and re-seated
    > > the HSF. I also cleaned off the CPU and HSF base and re-applied the
    > > Arctic Silver 3, trying to follow their recommended method. I did not
    > > notice any contaminants or obvious problems upon removal, but I am now
    > > seeing CPU temps of 64C, and they've been solid there for a while now.
    > > Its still a bit hotter than I like, but its a lot better than 70C-74C.
    > >
    > > RP
    > >
    > >
    > > On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 23:00:20 -0500, "J.Clarke"
    > > <> wrote:
    > >
    > > >On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 03:16:38 GMT
    > > >Robert Paulsen <> wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> Umm....no.
    > > >
    > > >Umm, I see. So more power does not equal higher temperatures? Do

    tell.
    > > >>
    > > >> On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 01:13:33 -0500, "J.Clarke"
    > > >> <> wrote:
    > > >>
    > > >> >On Wed, 17 Dec 2003 03:22:42 GMT
    > > >> >Robert Paulsen <> wrote:
    > > >> >
    > > >> >> I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    > > >> >> 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte

    7N400
    > > >> >> Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the

    coldest
    > > >> >> rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4
    > > >> >(Gigabyte> utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after
    > > >> >doing> nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's
    > > >> >pretty> much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both
    > > >> >the last> time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go
    > > >> >through all> the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease
    > > >> >off and put a> thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or
    > > >> >anything, but I've> never bothered to do that before either. At any
    > > >> >rate, I would think> at most that would account for a couple

    degrees,
    > > >> >not the almost 15C> increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C,
    > > >> >which is pretty close> to what it was before. This tells me I've

    got
    > > >> >decent enough airflow> in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any
    > > >> >ideas what is causing> this?
    > > >> >
    > > >> >Well, let's see, the 2800+ consumes 57-68 watts, the 1800 consumes
    > > >> >46-51. Think that might have something to do with it?
    > > >> >>
    > > >> >> jds
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >> >--
    > > >>
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >--

    > >

    >
    >
     
    777ouse, Dec 22, 2003
    #14
  15. It would appear that you found your problem. Go into your bios, change your
    voltage setting, and it should cool down if your heatsink is a good one and
    properly installed.




    "Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I wonder if between my exhaust fans and intake fan I've got some
    > tricky air flow problem? I think I'll experiment with the fans. That
    > still doesn't explain the temp differences I'm seeing, but it sounds
    > like my case temps are a lot worse than some of you are seeing.
    >
    > My motherboard (Gigabyte 7N400 Pro2) is setting Vcore to 1.70 rather
    > than the AMD-specified 1.65. I'm not sure why actually...hmmm.
    >
    > RP
    >
    > On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 06:19:02 GMT, Wes Newell <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 03:17:34 +0000, Robert Paulsen wrote:
    > >
    > >> The clip on the V7 seems pretty tight, and I know orientation-wise the
    > >> thing is on right...but I'll take it off and re-seat it. I can't think
    > >> of any other reasons for such a disparity.
    > >>
    > >> Ambient air temps in my office are at most 30C...probably closer to

    25C.
    > >> Is there a good rule of thumb for what the difference between ambient
    > >> and case temps should be? I've got a full tower case, an intake and

    two
    > >> smaller exhaust fans...it seems to get decent airflow, but I guess it

    is
    > >> pretty crowded in there. I don't know what else to do to bring the

    case
    > >> temps down.
    > >>

    > >I consider it bad if case is 10C over ambient temp. Mine are about 5C or
    > >less over room temp. 2 case fans + PSU fan. The way most cases are made
    > >these days there's so much case metal between the fan and the outside air
    > >that it's hard for them to function properly. I take a pair of cutters to
    > >the case material blocking the airflow and cut it out. And if the plastic
    > >front is blocked, I either cut it out if there's a way to get more air
    > >through it, or drill a bunch of 1/4 inch holes in the plastic. Just these
    > >simple things more than doubled the fan airflow and also made the fans
    > >quieter since they weren't sucking for air. Don't know what to tell you
    > >about the cpu running so hot, but there's something wrong if it's running
    > >hotter than the old one. When you changed cpu's you did reset vcore to
    > >proper setting I assume or at least kept it within reason.

    >
    >
     
    Paul J. Veres, Jan 1, 2004
    #15
  16. I did have a bord like him a GA7-N400 Pro 2 .
    But the problem is you can't adjust the CPU Voltage in the bios .
    It stays on 1.83 Volt in easytune4 program.
    I sold this bord 2 weeks later .Went back to MSI .

    jeff

    "Hank" <> schreef in bericht
    news:y4VDb.16844$P%...
    >
    > "Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I recently upgraded my CPU from an XP 1800+ to a Barton core
    > > 2800+/333. All other hardware is the same, namely a Gigabyte 7N400
    > > Pro2 and a Thermaltake Volcano 7 HSF. I wasn't exactly the coldest
    > > rig on the planet...my CPU temps as measured by Easy Tune 4 (Gigabyte
    > > utility) were in the low to mid-50s at idle. Now...after doing
    > > nothing but change CPUs...my CPU temps are 70-73C and that's pretty
    > > much just idle! Now, while I did use Arctic Silver 3 (both the last
    > > time I switched and this current time) I didn't quite go through all
    > > the steps that they recommend. I wiped the old grease off and put a
    > > thin layer on the core of the CPU...no acetone or anything, but I've
    > > never bothered to do that before either. At any rate, I would think
    > > at most that would account for a couple degrees, not the almost 15C
    > > increase I'm seeing. Case temps are around 45C, which is pretty close
    > > to what it was before. This tells me I've got decent enough airflow
    > > in the case, my CPU is just running hot. Any ideas what is causing
    > > this?
    > >
    > > jds

    >
    > It's gotta be that the heatsink didn't get seated correctly when you
    > installed it and it's not making full contact with the core. That's the

    only
    > thing that could explain those way out of whack temps. They are easy to

    put
    > on wrong with out even really trying very hard. Your going to have to take
    > it off and reinstall it making sure your put it back on the right

    direction
    > so that the sink isn't sitting on the shoulder of the cpu socket. They

    only
    > go on one way.
    >
    > Hank
    >
    >
     
    kim & jeffrey, Jan 6, 2004
    #16
  17. Robert Paulsen

    Mike Guest

    I had an ECS K7S5A board with just an Athlon XP 1800+ and even with a larger
    HS and an 80mm Delta Fan, I couldn't keep the temp below 50c no matter what
    I did. I never found out if it was just reporting wrong, but no matter whay
    program I used to measure gave me the same temps. I just gave up and
    upgraded.

    --
    AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    MSI K8T NEO FIS2R
    Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PRO matched pair
    PNY Verto GeForce FX 5900 SE
    Maxtor 160GB SATA 7200 8MB
    Emprex DVD Dual 8x DVDRW
    LG 16x DVD
    Antec TruePower PSU 350W
    Windows XP Home
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and Optical mouse
    Total Cost: $1556.94, All bought at Fry's Electronics
    at retail costs. Would have been cheaper if bought online.

    Try to beat that with the latest Intel crap!
    "Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > They were in the upper 30s last night, but by now case temps are
    > around 42C and my CPU temp is at 70C. *&^%%!
    >
    > RP
    >
    > On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 06:58:47 GMT, "Hank" <> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"Robert Paulsen" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >
    > >>
    > >> In case anyone cares, I did as a few others suggested and re-seated
    > >> the HSF. I also cleaned off the CPU and HSF base and re-applied the
    > >> Arctic Silver 3, trying to follow their recommended method. I did not
    > >> notice any contaminants or obvious problems upon removal, but I am now
    > >> seeing CPU temps of 64C, and they've been solid there for a while now.
    > >> Its still a bit hotter than I like, but its a lot better than 70C-74C.
    > >>

    > >
    > >Well that is better but still high. Whats you case ambient and case temps
    > >like now?
    > >
    > >Hank
    > >

    >
     
    Mike, Feb 17, 2004
    #17
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