What temp should AMD 3800+ run?

By mrz28guy
Jul 6, 2005
  1. With the stock fan and heatsink the board is measuring the CPU heat between 55-58C in bios. That sounds hot...
  2. JimShady23

    JimShady23 TS Maniac Posts: 373

    is too hot

    I have a 3800 right now running at minimal load of 37C and my room is hotter today than usual.

    Your CPU should run 30-35 c Idle and 35-50 c under load.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    You could try removing the heatsink, cleaning off the old thermal pad/paste, from both the heatsink, and cpu, and reapplying a very thin layer of new thermal paste.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  4. abit late

    abit late TS Rookie

    I would say that your temps are not unusual if you are not running cool n quiet. Otherwise the temp would probably drop to 35 - 40 idle.
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I don't get it!

    There is a sticky which tells you what is normal temp! Just read that and you'd find that your values are normal.
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