how hot should my amd chip be?

  iamalipaul 19:52 01 Aug 03

I have an amd 1700+ chip, what is the recommended operating temp? mine runs at 55-60°C. Its not overclocked. should i think about more cooling?

  Ironman556 20:00 01 Aug 03

AMD's do tend to run hot. My XP2800 has a Zalman 5100Cu cooler and seems to run around 50-55C when I've been playing games. Extra cooling won't hurt, but it you're using the standard AMD heatsink/fan the most effective way is to upgrade the CPU cooler, as case fans will mainly lower the overall system temp and not the CPU as much.

  Djohn 20:04 01 Aug 03

The cooler your CPU is, the better. Average for your chip would be around 50-55 degrees. AMD state a max. temp. for your Chip of 90 degrees. j.

  Jean-Luc Picard 20:10 01 Aug 03

I would say 55-60C is on the high side even under load for a standard AMD 1700+ chip.
My 2500+ chip mildly overclocked has never touched 50C under load. My only mod has been to fit a Global Win copper heatsink and fan. Perhaps a new heatsink and fan might be a good idea.

  ade.h 20:49 01 Aug 03

I use a Zalman flower heatsink on my XP1700+ and cpu temp is never above 39'c and it's ver quiet.
Would recommend you try one.

  ellas 21:16 01 Aug 03

idle should be between 40%-50% some info from amd for max temp click here(1224)

  ellas 21:19 01 Aug 03

thought that link might not work, too long.

  iamalipaul 21:21 01 Aug 03

thanks guys, i will fit a better fan

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