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Another heat problem

by chesantana / May 5, 2005 12:22 PM PDT

I just recently built a new system using the AMD Sempron. I configured the BIOS to run at 2800(333) and moved the process speed to Fast. everyone else in my class that did this didn't have a problem. It doesn't work for me however. Whenever I power up, it works great for about 10min and then shuts down. heat is the only thing I can think of as a problem. I am attempting to replace the northbridge fan to see what happens..does anyone else have any suggestions.

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uh, replace the CPU cooler...
by ozos / May 5, 2005 12:42 PM PDT
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it's either the CPU cooler, or you've overclocked it and the chip is unstable (i'm not understanding what you've done...)

did you raise the FSB above stock? or did you OC the chip to 2.8GHZ (if it's running 2.8GHZ, heat is definatly the problem)

also, if you OC'ed it, did you slightly raise the vCore

if you could provide some more information please...

replacing the CPU cooler is about all i can think of

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by Willy / May 5, 2005 1:35 PM PDT
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If all of you used the same componets in your class, you maybe the unlucky one with less than perfect componets. However, you didn't mention what Sempron cpu you have, they are rated for certain use. OC'ing isn't recommended for such and even if is done, you're pushing it and you see the result. Make darn sure the HSF(cpu heatsink) is properly seated and just the right amount of goop/thermal paste was used, even if a thermal pad, it should be OK, but only within its specs. This is educated guess for now...

enjoy -----Willy Happy

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