celeron 300a to 450 temperature question
I just bought a celeron 300a and overclocked it to 450 at 2.0V. I have an abit bh6 motherboard. Motherboard monitor and cmos show an average temperature of 102F, and it goes up to around 105F when i play intensive games like quake. My case is currently still off. Is the temperature ok or should I get a new fan and heatsink?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
I have found the default temperature alarm setting to be 122F both from Abit and MotherBoard Monitor. I try to keep my systems under 100F.
Your temps are OK, but the CPU will not last as long. A dual fan heatsink, case fan for intake and the PS fan for exhaust (may need remounting) seem to be the popular combination.
Check my post (here) Onscreen Temperature Monitor.
[This message has been edited by Roy (edited 02-11-99).]
Hey 102 seems way hot.
I have 5 systems running 300a, 4.5 x 100 2.0-2.2v all run at 85-90f with case on standard fans with a case fan sucking in to the case. Did you remove the thermal tape between cpu & heatsink & replace with thermal goo?
I just set my cpu back to 300 and motherboard monitor still showed tempurature of around 102F. But I am still worried about the cpu, the heatsink felt much cooler at 300. Where can I get thermal goo and a dual fan with heatsink? Should i just buy another fan and heatsink and mount it on the other side of the cpu? Thanks for all your help.
I'm back again, except now I'm really confused. Someone just told me that because I set 'turbo' on in the abit softmenu, my cpu is actually running at 464. That would explain every prog. detecting a 464, so is this true? Should I disable turbo for better temp? I also lowered my voltage now to 1.95 to lower temp, will it cause any damage? Should I try to lower it as far as I can? Thanks again, any help would be really appreciated.
I live in tropical Queensland, Australia and my o/c 300a to 450 and my temp is constantly 38c/100f. I have been told (more than once) that this temp is quite OK. As far as the voltage goes, the lower the cooler.
My M/B temperature is that high when I have my Banshee 3dfx card in the lower PCI slots.
RedSlug ( not my real name )
I have a voodoo2 in a lower pci slot as well. That must be it, those things run pretty hot. I'm just gonna stop worrying about it, and enjoy the new computer. Thanks for all your help guys.
Disable the Turbo and your temps should settle down. The Turbo setting is just for testing not for continual use.
The 300a specification datasheet incdicates that the "target" ambient air temp (i.e. air temp very close to the CPU) should be 45C [or less]. I would not get too concerned with a mobo temp. of 45C or lower. The datasheet also states that the max operating temp for the actual 300A CPU is 85C.
In general the cooler the better but I would not get too worried if your temps are on or under what the datasheet suggests.
Check out http://www.intel.com/design/celeron/datashts/ for more info.
[This message has been edited by Wetz (edited 02-15-99).]
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