Cooling for AMD 1600

By b2bomber81
Mar 23, 2004
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  1. I'm sitting here watching my processor temp slowly rising up to 114 degrees (F). This is the hottest its run while idling. Case temp is running consistently at 87 degrees. So I popped the sidepanel off and turned on a room fan, aimed at it. It's brought it down to about 105 now.

    The CPU has got the original fan on it (noisy thing!), and I've got a case fan. My question, is that I am wondering what some of you have done for cooling of this particular processor. If you've upgraded from the original fan, what did you upgrade to? Anything quieter than this thing? I know that a quiet fan isn't necessarily a good fan - the loud ones are the best. But I'd like to strike a medium there some where.

    Thanks!
  2. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,574

    That is no problem. There is no need to worry until you get up around 160'F. That is approaching dangerous temperatures. 114'F is a very good temperature.

    Also, you can purchase a low costing heatsink and fan for around $7.00 for your processor that will work just fine, such as: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-150-012&depa=1

    (You don't need it though, 114'F is fine -- the link is just for future reference).
  3. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    114F is fine for a processor, in case you were wondering. Even better for an AMD.

    If you wanted to reduce the noise, you could buy a new (quieter) fan for your stock heatsink, buy a whole new heatsink/fan, or buy a fan controller/rheobus to turn down your current fan setup.
  4. b2bomber81

    b2bomber81 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 59

    I read in a magazine that 120 was a real high temp for a CPU, and that it should be kept well below that. So when I saw it climbing 114, 115, 116, 117, I was getting real worried. It normally runs right around 109. I can get it down to 96 if I have the window open across the room.

    Thanks for the info guys! I will probably look into getting that fan controller - I would like it to sound a little more like my 800mhz did.... quiet :)

    Thanks guys
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