Athlon 64 running a bit warm?

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I've installed an Athlon64 3200+ in my system, and it performs terrifically, but I'm wondering if it is running a bitter hotter than it should be, or not getting cooled adequately. It is usually around 38-39C at idle, though I can get it down to 36 if I crank my case fans all the way up, at the expense of my idle computer being pretty loud, so I like to avoid that. Under load it gets up to about 45-46 (all these temp numbers are from Asus' PCProbe btw). Are these numbers reasonable, or do they seem a bit hot? I'm relatively new to this machine-building game, so I thought I'd make sure.

If it does sound like its a bit too warm, recommendations for a good HSF would be welcomed; I'm using the stock HSF that came in the retail box (though I did clean off the thermal pad that was on there and replace it with artic silver).
 

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LOL, what are you worrying about ? Prescott owners report iddle temperatures well beyond your max temps using high end coolers, and even that is not necessarely problematic. You're just fine, temps are perfectly normal, if anything, they are pretty nice and low. Definately no need to get a different HSF, unless you find the current one too noisy.

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scottchen

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Those temps are just fine, as long as you're about 60C or under you're fine for Athlon64. Even though i like it when mine's at 17C idle though:D I love peltiers.

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scottchen

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Yup i love it full load under 30C, my room temp is actually around 28C, i got a 226watt peltier in my reservoir:D chilled watercooling.

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> i got a 226watt peltier in my reservoir:

LOL ! that's just plain nuts ! Your computer is burning around 500W constantly when its on ! Oh man, I sure hope elecricity is cheaper where you live, and summers arent as hot ! By comparison a dual Prescott is a cool machine if you consider it a black box pulling power from the plug and converting it into heat !

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scottchen

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I have external reservoir and radiator, both outside of my case, i live in Vancouver, B.C. Canada, electricity and water are CHEAP!! in fact water's free it's part of our property tax. And i have my peltier running off a different power supply.

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And summers are cool as well ? Seriously, my computer is not likely to pull more than 150W with my 19" pulling an additional 120W or so. And I definately turn it *off* whenever I can in summertime. Even if in standy, power gets cut to maybe 100W total. >500W, thats as much as a small electrical heater ! Having the radiator and reservoir "external" doesn't change a damn thing, unless it is so external, its actually outside LOL.

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Hottest in summer is about 30C, today is about 28C. In winter coldest is about -10C. Temps are moderate all year long:D I love this place.

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Hey you live in this area too?

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Do you know how lazy i am? That requires the whole process of insulation. And if the peltier fails, my chips melts.

Now if the peltier dies, meh, water temps rises, then i'll know and just grab another peltier, not another peltier/cpu/mobo/video card.

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