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Cooling for AMD Dualcore 3800+

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by grazis, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. grazis

    grazis Member

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    I have an AMD Dualcore 3800+ (clocked at 2000 on each) on an ASUS A8n-VM motherboard and an Nvidia 7900GT/OC. If I push it at all, especially on gaming and then some other tasks, like meb surfing, it heats up and closes down. I don't know how hot it gets, but after cooling it with compressed air, I will have a temp of 38C (read from the AIDA32 software off the motherboard). My fan came with the CPU.

    How hot should it be? What is the best solution for cooling it? I have seen some things on Swift and Apogee. If I get a water cooling device, it should be one that will permit me to overclock the CPU.
     
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    I've certainly heard enough about Arctic Silver, so I'll get it. When I overclock the CPU, will I need more cooling?
     
  4. The_Fiend

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    If your system freezes up, you need extra cooling NOW.
    If you'd OC that thing, it might melt *well, not literally, but i take it you get the point*.
    Get that arctic silver, and get a proper fan, like a Zalman or something.
     
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    download this and leave it running so you can see what your temps are hitting then you can find out whats getting too hot.

    i still think that you need to refit your hsf but it might just need to be cleaned.
     
  6. grazis

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    You got me. What's an hsf? I have been using AIDA 32, but it looks like speedfan is more specific. How hot should this cpu be able to run?
     
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    If you can fit it in your case, also take a look at the Artic Freezer for the AMD's.
    It's a very cheap after market cooler which has very good heat dispersal, brings the temp right down.

    Not the quietist though, but effective and cheap.
     

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