cpu speed and temperature

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by littlesaj, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. littlesaj

    littlesaj Geek Trainee

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    i have got a amd athlon cpu and the temperature is 34 degrees and the speed is 3702 in bios...is this normal or fast...i dont minid if it is slow but i dont want to damage my motherboard or processor...
     
  2. Addis

    Addis The King

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    if the 3702 is the fan speed then yes. 34 degrees doesn't mean much if its in the BIOS because they can be inaccurate sometimes.
     
  3. Big B

    Big B HWF Godfather

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    The speed your referring to is the fan that's plugged into the CPU fan header. All this does is let the system know that there is a fan there.

    BIOS temps are pretty inaccurate, but even so, 34*C isn't too bad. If your motherboard supports it (and most recent Socket A boards do), reading the temp from the on-die sensor on the CPU itself is much more accurate. Not all motherboards read both. The only one I've run across is the Soyo SY-KT600 Dragon Plus, but I'm sure there are others.
     
  4. littlesaj

    littlesaj Geek Trainee

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    so can i jsut ask is the 3702 speed for the fan fast....it is because my fan was making a lot of noise recently but it has quitened down now and is a lot better....also does it matter if i leave my computer on for 3 or 4 days straight?...i mean 24 hours a day for a few days...or does this mess about the processor or the motherboard?...
     
  5. Sniper

    Sniper Administrator Staff Member

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    its ok to leave on your PC 24/7 my current uptime is 6 Days, 6 Hours, 21 Minutes, 19 Seconds! I leave it [email protected] :)
     
  6. harrack52

    harrack52 Supreme Geek

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    It's actually better to leave it aqlways on.

    I suggest you download mbm5 (motherboard monitor - google it) to get a better idea of your temps, especially under heavy load.
     
  7. Addis

    Addis The King

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    I'd leave my comp on all night for downloading but my parents won't allow it. mind you leaving it on always would run up a large(r) electricity bill. Especially when its a high end system that guzzles up power like a GT40.
     

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