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rhshag Nov-01-01 06:37 AM
I have a athlon t-bird 1.2ghz processor and a abit kt7a motherboard. I built the computer myself. I have several fans in the case. I have a thermaltake volcano2 heatsink and fan on the processor. I was wondering what the cpu voltage should be set at like 1.87 or around there somewhere. What should it be set at. Im not trying to overclock it. Just want it to be more stable. It will freeze up all the time. Especially when i am running multiple aplications at a time. So i guess my question is why does it freeze up all the time. Athlon's i know run a little hot but it cant be healthy to always freeze up.
Thanks for any input.

1. RE: overheating
deerslayer Nov-01-01 12:00 PM
In response to message 0
the default voltage is 1.75 for a 1.2. you should be able to set in manually or choose "default" voltage. what are your idle and load temps?

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2. RE: overheating
rhshag Nov-01-01 05:07 PM
In response to message 1
idle at 95f, say i try to burn a cd it will get upto 120f. That isnt good! I have a fan right by the processor blowing out.

3. RE: overheating
lbyard Nov-01-01 05:24 PM
In response to message 2
That, 35 deg C unloaded and 48 deg C loaded isn't bad if the computer has been on long enough (say 30 minutes) to reach steady-state. In fact, it's good. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/buildcom/socka/8.htm. Larry

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