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07-03-2001, 03:45 PM
As you guys know I'm new to this AMD environment. I am kinda been spoiled with the less heat producing Intel CPU's. But since the performance and $$ is advantageously leaning towards AMD...To make a long story short, I don't own stock in Intel!
Anyway, I installed my new T-bird last weekend, 1.2GHz AXIA with MC-370-OA cooling her that is assisted by a Delta Black Label fan. (all bought from Crazy PC, which BTW, pissed me off since they mailed my Shim in 5 pieces!) In idle the ASUS Monitoring Utility from my A7V133 reports a temp of 50 C. Being an American I did the conversion and this is quite shocking! Doe they run this hot? No overclock, only thing I can think of is that maybe the fact that it is summer with an average temp of 97-100 F maybe overheating this puppy? I get similar readings when we in the bay area was blessed with a low pressur esystem and the ambient was around 78 F. I checked if the CPU core was making contact with the HSF and it is...anything else to check? Thanks a million.

07-03-2001, 05:19 PM
1.) remove the shim.
2.) remove the shim.
3.) remove the shim.
4.) check your application of heatsink paste.

07-03-2001, 05:20 PM
my 1.33ghz runs 40C constant with the thermo-engine.

07-03-2001, 08:07 PM
I don't have a shim since the people from crazy PC has been "careful" enough to send it to me in five pieces. What do I check in the application of the thermo gunk? I have it liberally all over the core. Thanks.

07-04-2001, 10:47 AM
Take the ASUS monitor temp with a pinch of salt about 10c's worth.
Try MBM5 instead.
If it still reads high check your thermal paste. You are using arctic silver paste?
Thermal paste should be a very thin layer.
See This (http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm)

If your new to AMD's be careful with the HS on the core.

07-05-2001, 03:39 PM
Thanks guys, I have a Digital Doc (version 1) and when I placed the probe on the heatsink it recorded 100 F...should the Swifttech MC370-0A (with a Delta) be getting this warm with a given Ambient Temp of 86.9 F?

07-07-2001, 11:08 PM
I think I've been using too much Artic Silver all this time.. I dont see too many severe negatives resulting from it, but sheesh. 1/4 of the size of a BB? that seems a bit small