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amd 64 temps up to 90c?

by bklynrickel / August 23, 2006 11:05 AM PDT

i read it in an archived post.

is it true that the 64 cpu can run as hot as that before any problems occur?

my setup is an amd 64 3200, 600 watt psu, radeon x700, 2.5 gig ram ( the ram was on sale so i got it cheap). running the new madden and the cpu temp got up to a balmy 67c.

ventilation is good. dont know about fans. 2 inside case, one on video card.

am i travelling into the danger zone, and writing checks my machine cant cash?

thanks in advance.

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(NT) (NT) sorry, its only a 300 watt cpu
by bklynrickel / August 23, 2006 11:07 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) Wow. Is that a quad core Xeon you have there?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 11:12 AM PDT
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its a GPU temp not CPU
by bklynrickel / August 23, 2006 11:18 AM PDT

as i looked more closely that reading was for GPU, not CPU. 55 year old eyes.

so a GPU temp of 67c. not sure what that means.

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If GPU, we'll have to know which one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 11:31 AM PDT
In reply to: its a GPU temp not CPU

But I've seen GPUs in that range.

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sapphire radeon x700 pro pci x16
by bklynrickel / August 23, 2006 11:44 AM PDT

looks as if some gpu run even hotter than that. im just not sure as to what is acceptable. it seems to depend on the card.

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(NT) (NT) Sure the GPU fan is working ???
by VAPCMD / August 23, 2006 1:49 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) You mean 300W Power Supply (PSU)?
by VAPCMD / August 23, 2006 1:47 PM PDT
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300 watts
by bklynrickel / August 23, 2006 9:35 PM PDT

sapphire says it will run with 300 watts.

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That may be true but my experience is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 9:47 PM PDT
In reply to: 300 watts

That running power supplies at full load is never a good idea. I have a few truckloads of failed supplies to show for it (various repair shops).

Keep an eye out for random reboots and don't ignore the signs. Also it can strain the motherboard capacitors since they have to work harder.

Bob

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i.ll keep those things in mind.
by bklynrickel / August 23, 2006 9:55 PM PDT

i have to say, the screen is beautiful, and the speed of the card is great. i'm spoiled now by how nicely it runs. i'm waiting to get the official word on temps from sapphire support. will post when i find out.

i could go back to the x550, but its just not quite as effective a card.

thanks for your input bob

regards

richard

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You're probably right but not all 300 watt PSUs are equal.
by VAPCMD / August 23, 2006 10:47 PM PDT
In reply to: 300 watts

Are you sure the GPU fan cooler is running/working ?

VAPCMD

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Link, burn.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2006 11:08 AM PDT
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amd 64 temps up to 90c
by dat1asiandude / August 24, 2006 2:27 AM PDT

Did you try to overclock it?

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the official word from sapphire is....(drum roll please)
by bklynrickel / August 24, 2006 7:17 AM PDT
In reply to: amd 64 temps up to 90c

80-90c is the danger zone on this card. up to 70c is fine. gives me some degrees of freedom. whew.

i just hope that i don't go into overtime too many times on madden 07!

p.s. i'm happy with the card as it is - no overclocking necessary for me with this baby.

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thanks to all for assistance and support.
by bklynrickel / August 24, 2006 7:19 AM PDT

happy and healthy computing to all!

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