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I have a new AMD XP 3200+ in my case and ever since then i have had massive heat issues. I have a radeon 9800 pro 256mb video card and two sticks 512 ddr 266. i have a 400 wat psu. i was haveing a big problem with cooling because my cpu was runing through the roof.. woudln't even keep stable without overheating and restarting under no load and no overclocking. i figured this was well...bad. my cpu fan is a tornado 10+ copper heat sink, artctic silver 5 thermal compound and all. and i had 3 case fans flowing air. i then figured my case needed a cooling upgrade but didn't want to spend the money for water cooling if i wasn't gonna overclock it. i put 2 fans in the front of the case for some extra air flow and got the 400 wat power suply with a good sized fan on it. this is a "crude" diagram of what my case airflow is now (didn't draw in the case fan blowing from the side). i am currently running about 50c not too shure if this is a decent comp for my setup ... i doubt it.. but thats what the guy at the computer store said amd run really hot.. but that hot??? i doubt it but.. thought i would post here.

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sounds like you didnt have a problem until you upgraded to the 3200+ so try reseating the heat sink first and see if that helps. make sure the hs is getting good contact and the fan on the hs is working properly.

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this setup currently has the 3200 in it and i have reseated the heatsink multiple times. i'll try lapping the heat sink .. that should drop the temp a bit... tryed reaplying thermal compound a couple times too. so i dont' think that is the problem

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Definately a HS not having good contact problem, and dont ever go see your computer guy aagain he's a fake if you told him what you told us and that was his answer Geeess!!. <_< and with a tornado on , double GEESSS!!!

Not oc'ed, AMD aren't supposed to run over mid to high 40's, i mean c'mon i have a 2500 that i look funny when it reaches 42

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Could it be restarting because you are using a 3200+(400MHz FSB) with DDr 266 memory?

 

well... when i checked the biso after the auto restart it said the cpu temp was at like 70's c soo... i figured that was it. also the RAM is stable cuz i got my computer to run a server stable for the past couple days. the restartin was before i put in 2 more fans

 

i'll check into the AS5 aplication.. my friend i was borrowing the compund from told me put as little as possible while still covering the core.. to where you could practically see through it. another said about half a rice grain. i figure the site will have an adequate amount. i gues i could look into a biger tornado possibly.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Any way you could post a pic of what your case looks like at this moment? I saw that in some other thread and it really helped in figuring out what the problem was.

 

As for the AS5, half a grain of rice on the core spread to evenly cover with a credit card or other small device like that. Then take a plastic bag and put some AS5 on the outside of it and rub it into the bottom of the heatsink to fill the small gaps. Wipe it off with a paper towel, reseat the bad boy, and you're done.

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Without being insulting... you did clean off the old thermal compound (H/sink) with de-natured alcohol (or similar), didn't you? <_<

 

Old compound will create a barrier... and impede the efficiency of your new application ;)

 

 

P.s. lapping that h/sink is a great idea! :D

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