What's too hot for an Athlon 3400+?

By topspin1267
Nov 19, 2009
  1. checked under basically no load 63C

    computer froze (BSOD) on reboot 75C

    one review said it should always be under 70c

    Could this be causing my freeze and reboot during games?

  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,938   +99

    depending on the specific model you have ( i assuming you have a athlon 64 3400+ venice) the max operating temp is 70c, so yes it could be causing it to BSOD. options are to clean out your fan/heatsink., reapply thermal compound, add fans for better airflow, or get a better HS/F.
  3. ManQu

    ManQu TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Thermal compound can cause this problem becase you put to much on the die.
    I had an AMD CPU 3.2 gig run at 60c for years but before that kept crashing.
    I had too much on and caused over heating.
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