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trouble changing cpu speed
misty Aug-30-01 08:01 PM
i just recently built my first amd athlon t-bird computer = )
the only problem is that when i change my cpu speed to 1.4, my comp shuts down after a few minutes i turn it on. however when i change it to the lower 1050 hertz, it works alright. i'm assuming its either i need another fan or need to change the voltage ... or could it be something else? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanx.

1. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
lbyard Aug-30-01 09:43 PM
In response to message 0
Waht did you build it with besides 1.4 gig Athlon? How hot is the CPU getting? Larry

2. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
misty Aug-31-01 08:06 AM
In response to message 1
- asus a7m266 fsb266 motherboard
- volcano II heatsink
is this all u needed? if not then i also installed ...
- 16x dvd
- 30G hard drive
- ddr 256M
- modem
- live value
- asus v7700 32M GF2GTS
- ethernet
- usb
- tv tuner
i switched to 1.4 and it got to about 46.5 degrees C. i switched back when it got that high cuz i assumed that wasn't good.
if i switch to 1.050, it wouldn't go higher than 46.5.
thanx for helping a rookie larry = )

3. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
lbyard Aug-31-01 02:31 PM
In response to message 2
The temperatures look OK, but I would let it sit for about hour at 1 GHz and check it again. What are you using for a case and power supply? Larry

4. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
misty Aug-31-01 10:56 PM
In response to message 3
996 ATX w/ 300W power supply ...

5. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
lbyard Sep-02-01 03:48 PM
In response to message 4
What is the CPU temp a 1 gig after 1/2 hour of use? The symptoms indicate are that the CPU is getting too hot, but it could be a defective motherboard or memory. Larry

6. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
deerslayer Sep-04-01 05:42 PM
In response to message 5
hi, is this a 1.4 Tbird 266 fsb cpu? If so, is there any thermal paste under the HSF? and what about case cooling. With all my fans off mine gets warm.

7. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
misty Sep-05-01 04:08 AM
In response to message 6
yeah, that's what mine is ... sorry, but what's an hsf? ...

larry ... with my case open, my comp gets to 51 degrees C in a half hour. so i guess i better get more fans ...


8. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
misty Sep-05-01 04:11 AM
In response to message 6
actually i checked again and it went down to 44 with the case open ... whoops

9. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
deerslayer Sep-05-01 02:35 PM
In response to message 8
HSF= heat sink fan. my 1.4 is 34-35 full load temps, 30 idle. I use the thermalright sk-6 with artic silver thermal paste.

10. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
lbyard Sep-05-01 04:42 PM
In response to message 9
Those are excellent (and preferred) numbers! In the lower to mid 40's is OK for the average computer that is not overclocked. Larry

11. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
deerslayer Sep-06-01 04:20 PM
In response to message 10
Well you seen my crazy case Larry turning all fans off but cpu and gpu it is 43 @ load.

13. RE: trouble changing cpu speed
lbyard Sep-06-01 05:02 PM
In response to message 11
Yes, the one that has to be tied to the floor so it doesn't fly out the window. Kidding... Larry

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