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RE: [SLE] AMD running too hot
  • From: "Harrell, Tim" <HarrelT1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 13:28:44 +0100
  • Message-id: <FC3DA3DC8D4AD311AB910020352A8FDC0594A338@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
That setup is v. similar to mine - I have a 1.33 G Tbird also and a
Thermosonic heatsink. The OC guys tend not to go for ThermalTakes
because, although quiet and reasonably efficient, they're not the most
effective coolers around. Even so you should not be getting temps as
high as that unless you've overclocked it. I take it you're running a
standard 1.33 Ghz set at 10x with a 133MHz bus.

First advice is to forget about the front case fan and fit it to the
rear instead. Front fans are often next to useless as they can just
recirculate hot air over the board. Check the cooling guide on AMD's
site for more information. Check you have an AMD approved PSU (ie not
front-venting). Fitting the exhaust fan will help lower your system temp
but to keep your core temp low you need to ensure you either have a
decent thermal interface between the heatsink and the AMD core (like
Arctic Silver II).

I get an idle temp of 45C. I'm not sure what the full load temp is as I
don't have a reliable way of finding out the temperatures in Linux. I've
tried the sensors package but even after configuration that gives crazy
temperatures like 50C for the system temps on idle (I know from the BIOS
that it's around 35C).

As a matter of interest, what ways are you (or others reading this)
determining your temperatures?

Tim Harrell

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guy Van Sanden [mailto:sienix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, August 13, 2001 2:46 PM
> To: suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx
> Subject: [SLE] AMD running too hot
> Hello
> I've been working on this for a long time now (and posted it
> previousely), but I
> can't seem to find any answers, other than that I'm not the
> only one with the
> problem...
> I own an Athlon 1.333 Ghz an I'm running Linux.
> My CPU is running too warm, 56 °C and up...
> When I run something CPU-intensive, for a long time (like MP3
> ripping), I can
> see the CPU temperature rise, and at about 60°C, my system
> automatically
> reboots :-(
> So, I have this really beautiful machine here... but if I
> really try to use it,
> it goes down :-(
> The frustrating part is that it's working fine with windows (I
> installed it to
> check thid problem)... It's running at 47°C idle, and gets to
> 58°C under
> highest stress.
> Anyone got any clue what's causing this... It's like the CPU
> is ignoring the HLT
> instruction when idle...
> SuSE Linux 7.2 running kernel 2.4.4
> AMD AThlon 1.333 GHZ
> ThermalTake Volcano II cooler (running 5000 rpm)
> Extra cooler intake (front-bottom of my case @ 2500 rpm)
> Asus A7V133 Mb.
> 256 MB SDRAM
> Help, It's making me desperate...
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