AMD X2 6400+ 3.20Ghz cooling

By Ollie30001
Dec 1, 2007
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  1. AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ Black Edition 3.20GHz

    Hello,

    I currently have a AMD Athlon 3800+ 2ghz x2 overclocked to 2.4ghz and i have just baught an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ Black Edition 3.20GHz, and just relised it doesnt come with a heatsink or fan.

    so i was wondering would the heatsink and fan i have on my current processor be able to keep the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ Black Edition 3.20GHz cool?

    or am i going to have to get a bigger better one?

    cheers.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    If you already have a good cooler, then you should have no issues. If you are using a stock cooler, it is foolish to overclock. Also post in the correct forum.
  3. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 170

    Sorry mate, didnt no what forum to post in.

    anyways, yeah im using the stock cooler that come with the 3800+, im not planning to overclock the 3.2gig one thats coming on monday im just wondering if the stock cooler on the 3800+ 2.0gig will be good anuf.
  4. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,348

    i think it would be worth it to get an after market cooler for your new cpu, why not spend the extra 30-40 bucks for a nice cooler
    also if your 3800 was a socket 939 it may not fit your new chip which is am2
  5. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 170

  6. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    What thermal paste did you use? Arctic Silver is the best kind, the stuff that you get with heat sinks isn't as good at dissipating heat.
  7. PCLV

    PCLV Newcomer, in training

    hmm...interesting...by the look of this cooler...it doesnt loks really good...i think you should get a bigger one...and a gooder one too... :)
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    That looks like the kind of cooler you would use in a very small form factor computer, is that your case ? I'm not sure it can do a sufficient job for your current CPU, you should get something more efficient & I recommend Zalman coolers (the CNPS7500-Cu is quite good).
  9. PCLV

    PCLV Newcomer, in training

  10. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 170

    I have the new(ish) Black Edition 6400+ and i noticed under the bios and temp reading programmes like speed fan etc. the temp reding states the thing is at -48.....no matter what.

    this cant be right as im using air cooling and the thing is deffinatly not cold.

    im not having ne problems atol its just how am i sposed to no how hot this thing is running at say if i wanted to overclock?

    bios update required? or bad temp sensor?
  11. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Speedfan is an amateur written bit of software, while it is is very good at most things it isn't kept up to date that often.

    Google and get everest home edition and that may give a more accurate reading.
     
  12. Kaleid

    Kaleid Newcomer, in training Posts: 38

    Try Coretemp
  13. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 170

    hmm that core temp programme seems to work its reading both my cores but they seem quite high for an idle temp....core 0 is 63c and core 1 is 53...should i be worried...i have a pretty good cooler too.
  14. Ollie30001

    Ollie30001 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 170

    3.20GHz X2 6400+ temp readings

    hmm that core temp programme seems to work its reading both my cores but they seem quite high for an idle temp....core 0 is 63c and core 1 is 53...should i be worried...i have a pretty good cooler too.
  15. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    What is "that core temp program"? Please specify.

    Those temps seem quite high - Core 1 isn't too bad but Core 0 is pretty hot.

    Also, you didn't say what CPU this is, it could either be an Intel C2D, Pentium D, AMD 64X2, etc, I don't know if you don't say ;)
  16. sellmesanity

    sellmesanity Newcomer, in training Posts: 268

    Are you 100 percent sure the fan is mounted correctly and the correct amount of thermal grease/paste? Also, how is the ventilation in your case? That is a very hot chip; which is why they only provide a 1 year warranty, you can't have a cheap case with one or two 80mm fans in there.
  17. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas Newcomer, in training Posts: 718

    You can go to the website of your processor manufacturer. Request the specs of your exact CPU. All temp. info will be there. Max. safe temp. will be under 'thermal specification'.
  18. jbonetwo

    jbonetwo Newcomer, in training

    if your 6400+ didnt come with a stock heatsink/fan, i suspect i didnt come with thermal paste applied on it either. maybe this is the problem. buy some arctic cooling mx2 from overclockers.co.uk and apply it on your cpu and then mount the akasa..
    my 6000+ idles around 34*C and load temperatures go only as high as 51*C (core 0=45*C, core1=55*C) with amd stock cooling.
  19. porsche911r

    porsche911r Newcomer, in training Posts: 119

    i wud recommend that you should use the zalman cpu cooler as it will work 100% and u shud see ur temps half really in most cases this is what happens.
  20. angryCrayon3

    angryCrayon3 Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

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