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Just built a computer...need help on heat issue...

by shOrty-s2oOo / October 7, 2004 3:01 PM PDT

I just built a computer...
AMD Athlon XP 3000+ @ 2.1GHz with Vantec AeroFlow HeatSink (thermal gel was included)
ASUS A7V600-X motherboard
256MB DDR
80G HD
CDR/DVD COMBO
Floppy Drive
ATI Radeon 7000
350W PS
Updated BIOS

...I think I am having a heat issue...PS is kind of heating up at i don't know degrees...and the CPU is heating up at 60-65 degrees celcius (detected by ASUS Prob Software) and 72C in BIOS....is this normal?

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Re: Just built a computer...need help on heat issue...
by Willy / October 7, 2004 3:17 PM PDT

That's seems normal. What a alot builders seem to forget even though the cpu HSF is doing its job, you really need to consider *exhausting* all that case heat to vent outside as well vent new air in to help cool. So, does your system case have extra fan(s) to do this, as later on when dust bunnies and all those goodies build heat up in the case, it takes it toll. Plus, make sure the bios overtemp setting in ON and does the required action, like reboot or shutdown. The AMD cpu is prone to heat damage in short order.

good luck -----Willy Happy

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Re: Just built a computer...need help on heat issue...
by shOrty-s2oOo / October 7, 2004 4:24 PM PDT

hmm...it reaches to about 68-70C on ASUS Prob Software...and automatically shutsdown...I had this problem twice already...My motherboard's chipset (via kt600) heat up worse than my cpu...

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