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Old 12-28-2006, 02:34 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice! I shouldn't even have it running right now, lol! Going to get thermal paste and a can of air IMMEDIATELY

Any chance this is some kind of malfunction with a fan/heatsink? For the record, I don't even know how a passive heatsink could malfunction.....lol.
passive heatsink

What, witch one do you have???

Model Make? Pics?

Cuz i think i just found your problem

PASSIVE oh christ
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Old 12-28-2006, 03:15 PM   #12
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Yeah you should definately consider a bigger heatsink and fan! Just as an example I am running a BIG heat sink and a Vantec Tornado which sounds like a hair dryer when turned up! I am runing my atholon 2500m at 2.5 ghz from compared to its stock 1.6 ghz I believe is stock. My temps never get above 47 degrees celsius!

Of course my ears bleed from the noise!
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Thermalright makes some really nice ones

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=
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Yea, leave it to Badnit to post the overkill-of-heatsinks link.
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interesting on the passive cooling of an Athlon processor...... I've never seen that done before. Is this a home-made PC or one of the bigger manufacturers?

Dude..... dont crank that thing back up until you get a fan and new heatsink on that processor, unless you're looking to upgrade after the processor croaks and you corrupt your OS and/or other data!
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Whoa whoa WHOA!!!!!!

I completely and utterly did not realize what I was saying when I wrote "passive heatsink" . I was simply making reference to the fact that a heatsink has no moving parts, and to my knowledge cannot malfunction the way a mechanical device can. I certainly did not mean to imply that I have no processor fan! I DO have a fan, and it is currently working fine as far as I can tell. Holy cow.... you guys were off and running with that before I could post again!

The problem was that I had about 5 metric tons of dust in the heatsink . It looked awful! I took a can of air and the vacuum cleaner to the heatsink and totally cleaned it out. Now, after running about 5 minutes of HL2 and then opening up Mozilla to post, the CPU temp is stabilizing at 52* Celsius (with the side of my case still off). I'm not sure if this is still a little too hot, but it'* certainly better than 80 degrees!

If you guys think I should still do thermal paste, I will. If you want me to do it, is there any certain procedure to follow? Scrape off the old stuff before putting on the new?
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52C is too hot if you're only web browsing(which is basically doing almost nothing in regards to CPU load).

Idle temps for that processor should be in the mid/high 30'* to low 40'*.

Turn on your recording in Motherboard Monitor and go back into HL2 for a few minutes to see what your temps are getting up to now that you've cleaned the heatsink. If you're going over 60c, you need to look for an alternative cooling method. I think most motherboards set the processor thermal shutdown temp to 70c, but since you were hitting 80c, I guess your mb'* either is higher(doubtfull) or is disabled.
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How do I record on MBM?

Also, I can try new thermal paste, as the heat may not be exhanging properly.
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It'* been a while since I've used it, but I remember being able to either "record" or "log" or something like that. It'll create a graph of your temps.

Now that I think about it, I may be mixing this up with the Asus monitoring software. I can check my server for you to see if MM has it since that'* the only machine that I still run it on?

I'll check for you and post back shortly.....
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Invest in a fancy copper core heatsink and overclock it a little
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