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Old April 11, 2007, 07:51 PM
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Default I have a BOXX dual AMP 2200+ system that i believe is overheating

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thanks for viewing my post as you can see im a brand new member. I am Canadian living in Vancouve (A TRUE CANUCK ).

I have a BOXX Dual Athlon MP 2200 system non overclocked on a Tyan Thunder k7 board with the latest 2.11 bios. When i go into the hardware monitor in the bios the temperature of both CPU seems to stay constant at 70 deg C.

The operation manual of the Athlon MPs states that critical temp is 90deg C. Although the CPUs have 20deg before it reaches critical i was wondering if these processors should be running that hot.

could the hardware monitor be malfunctioning? I've blown and vaccumed out all the dust and the CPU fans are both reving at 2100rpm.Since this IS a BOXX system it has been put together well.

Other than the hardware monitor bothering me, this system is ROCK SOLID. This thing can render 3d CG scenes for DAYS and it won't become unstable.
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Old April 11, 2007, 08:37 PM
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I'd like to welcome you to the forum! I'd also like to help, but I don't know anything about that system, but there are AMD people around here who do, and will probably be able to help- Have you tried downloading a third party temperature monitor- it won't necessarily tell you the right temperature, as sensors are notoriously inaccurate, but at least you could monitor temps from within windows under varying load to see if the temp fluctuates at all, and what range it's within.
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Old April 11, 2007, 08:40 PM
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its good to be here. A canadian board. I saw your ad on 2cpu.com.

Could you recommend a good free cpu temp monitor?
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Old April 11, 2007, 09:11 PM
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I don't know whether programs like speedfan will work with your thunder k7, but you could try it, if you haven't already. Weren't those motherboards supposed to have pretty good temperature monitoring? Also any temp. monitor can only be as good as the sensors they're reading, but at least you could watch them from within windows to see how they're fluctuating.

Did you buy that beasty brand new? must have put you out a fair penny.

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