AMD Athlon XP 2600 running @ 80 deg c. What is norm temp ?

Had crashing problems - tried all sorts with no joy. Found BIOS reprting 80 deg c on processor today which might explain no error messages or reports - just a lock up that requires reset. Processor and CPU fans working OK.Had unusally warm temps over the last few weeks in SE of UK which would tie in with increase in crashing problems. Any ideas on getting temp down ? Is it possible for heatsink compound to fail ?

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Athlons are known for being egg-fryers, but 80 is definitely over the odds.

    Since your sysfans appear to be working OK, try:

    - Ensure good airflow around the case. If it's stuck in a PC desk unit, take it out.

    - Point a small desk fan into the case's air intake to ensure a supply of cooler air and to take away the hot air faster.


    - check the chip voltages in BIOS to make sure it wasn't overclocked on installation. Some particularly unscrupulous firms (TIME) did that.

    - Consider upgrading your heatsink or installing a liquid coolant system.

  • 1 decade ago

    80 degrees c is way to hot, you may want to look into getting a bigger CPU fan or installing a second one.

    But if it was me I would just take off the screws of the PC cover and open it up a bit to get some more circulation going in there...after all the heat is not going to last more than a week or 2 so why buy stuff for it.

    But that's up to you... Can never be to cool in there... and a larger or another fan will allow you to be ready for next year.

  • Yoi_55
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago need better cooling or something. That's way to hot! My Athlon XP 3000+ crashes after the temp gets past like 58 deg c. Get a better fan or something.

  • 3 years ago

    seek for some used processors on ebay. or merely look harder for some on line shops. it truly is socket A/Socket 462 attempt to get a Barton (130nm) middle, that's the most stepped ahead, 512kb cache, higher the front area buss... there have been as a lot as 3300+ fashions. in case you overclock it you've a good device, or maybe get a nvidia 7800gs agp 8x video card and play a large type of the hot video games. Do more effective research to ascertain compatibility.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You need to replace the fan on the heatsink (even if it looks good) and use a very good heat sink compound.

    Also check that all the fans are actually working with each other.

  • 1 decade ago

    New heat sink compound evenly spread should do the trick .should be around 45-55 degrees.

  • 1 decade ago

    i beleive its 40 to 60 deg

    make sure you have plenty of fans going in the case and also trying keeping the room cool

  • 1 decade ago

    i have heard the problem with other people also ,normally the temp is high on amd it may go till 80 deg.c

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    45 > 60

    sounds like you need a new fan

    the one one you have is not big enough

  • 1 decade ago

    thats pretty hot. add a case fan if you have none. its cheap at

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