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    AMD XP3000+ cooling


    by rorycarlin ·


    Can anyone tell me what temperature my AMD XP 3000+ should be running normally at. It’s currently running at it’s default speed but the temperature sits somewhere between 65 and 75 degrees celcius. I reckon this is probably too hot.

    Can some recommend a good yet quiet cooling solution?

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    • #2686032

      Reply To: AMD XP3000+ cooling

      by thechas ·

      In reply to AMD XP3000+ cooling

      Depending on the exact CPU model, the maximum rated CPU die temperature is either 85 or 90 degrees C.

      There is an internal thermal diode that will shut down the system if the CPU temperature exceeds 125 degrees C.

      As to cooling, first make sure that there is enough free airflow in your case.

      I add case inlet fans to my systems.
      Per AMDs thermal guidelines, you want cool air coming in over the heatsink fan and the hot air from the heatsink should be sucked away through a bottom fan on your power supply.

      If your power supply does not have air vents or a fan on the bottom, changing to a better power supply with the fan may be all you need to do.

      Once you have enough cool air flow into the case, you might want to look into some of the copper finned heatsinks.
      Some of these even use external fans.
      The thinner copper fins allow for more thermal dissipation than a normal aluminum heat sink.

      I like fans from Thermaltake and Thermal Integration Technologies my self.

      A source for copper heatsinks is


    • #2686031

      Reply To: AMD XP3000+ cooling

      by cg it ·

      In reply to AMD XP3000+ cooling

      AMD has technical papers concerning cooling and operating temps. This is a link to the AMD XP Athlon System cooling guidelines. There are about 3 or 4 other technical documents available which address cooling issues including a paper on methodologies on determining processor temps. Documents are PDF so make sure you have Adobe Acrobat reader installed. This is a great source of information on how to’s for the Athlon XP

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      Reply To: AMD XP3000+ cooling

      by rorycarlin ·

      In reply to AMD XP3000+ cooling

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