AMD Athlon 64 Temp

By Webstrand
Dec 4, 2005
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  1. I have just built my first computer, and I need to know the normal temp for an idle AMD Athlon 64 processor. I am using the in-the-box heat sync.

    I did read the sticky.
  2. bEDwEtTeR

    bEDwEtTeR Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    29c-55c approx.
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,565

    Mine is the Athlon64 3700+ san diego.

    Currently 22c idle, stock cooling.

    Then again, it is about 10c in my house right now. No central heating in Japan. Grrrrr.
  4. wheaties1187

    wheaties1187 Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    i also have the 3700+ san diego. mine idles at 37 and reaches 46 under load. stock cooling, but with arctic silver 5 thermal solution. my room temp is 27c. from what i have heard anything under 55 is good for 130 nm processors and 50 for 90 nm processors (mine is 90).
  5. davewars

    davewars Newcomer, in training

    mine is amd 64 3000+ venice (stock fan)
    mobo : Albatron K8NF4U

    idle : 44 C
    load : 46 C (playing Fable: Lost Chapter)
    room temp:28-29C

    i don't really know, could it be wrong (bad thermal sensor)?
    i've done some information search about this, i found that normal temp for venice 3000+ is under 40C (idle and load)?
    which one is correct? :confused:

    any comment?thanks.
  6. Ruder

    Ruder Newcomer, in training Posts: 134

    ambient +5 @ <25% humidity for idling.

    ambient +15 for load.

    90nm process requires lower thermal loading ... 85C is burnout. 65 is max for load.

    A proper qualified TA case with stock cooling should work fine.
  7. Oslove

    Oslove Newcomer, in training

    MY AMD 3200 64 since mods with case fans room temp 31 C idle 37 - 40 C under load (Civ IV) 53 - 57 C before my own design mods load was 60 - 69 C

    My thermal grease is a **** Smith Unick not the best by far but the only one available at the time.

    A good ventilated case helps, again mine was not till mods.
  8. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Mine is an Athlon 64 FX-57 4000+. It idles at 36C and at load its at a max of 49C.
    I got a Thermaltake fan cooler on it. I use Arctic Silver for thermal paste.
  9. Jaquio

    Jaquio Newcomer, in training Posts: 130

    I use the BOX fan... and my AMD64 3000+ normally is at 35-37ºC (just like human normal temperature)... and when its loaded its up tu 40ºC (Quake4)
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