What's the highest temp for AMD 2100+

By Refwhett ยท 43 replies
Jan 22, 2003
  1. Refwhett

    Refwhett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

  2. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    my god

    Jesus. With all those wires I can see you have a major problem. That is a little extreme.
  3. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Re: my god


    It may not be that bad since you don't have any intake fans at the front, but that's really messy. Especially with that mammoth power cable going right across your system board. Terrible cable placement.

    Also, I don't like those 2 hard drives stuck together like that. They'll really get hot that way. Definitely get a new case if you can. I'm kind of partial to Chieftec clones, and you can get an Antec Performance whatever 1000AMG at newegg for $75. Great case and a GREAT deal.

    Get Arctic Silver if you can! No other thermal paste is comparable. If you can't get AS3, just use the thermal pad that comes with your new HSF - most include them.
  5. Refwhett

    Refwhett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    I'll rearange the wires as best I can, I just tried to keep the away from the fans, didn't thin kabout airflow in the case as I don't have an intake fan.
    I found a store that has AS III so I'm getting it today.
    As for the HSF, I'll keep the one I have for now, it's Glacial Tech Iglo 2310. You said earlier that it's a good one.... isn't it?
  6. Refwhett

    Refwhett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    BTW how does one go about applying the paste. I should only put very little right?. And where exactlly ahould it be applyed (on that small square in the middle of the cpu back?
  7. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Only a blob in the middle of the square (CPU core). What I do is cut out some card or paper to sit round the core, then use an old bank/credit/store card to spread the paste evenly over the core.
  8. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Here is the mess my PC is in just now (see attachment), but as soon as I get back to Scotland I'm moving it to a new aluminium case, and I plan to maximise the tidiness. Might also get some rounded IDE cables just to make them easier to move out of the way of the board.

    Attached Files:

  9. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Arris, your cables are much neater than a lot of people out there. I have seen more untidy ones before like my old pc before i fix the mess.
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Thanks ;)

    Well in the new case the drives mount at the bottom so that should keep the ide cables out of the way of the motherboard. Then I plan to feed power connectors down the side of the 5 1/4 and 3 1/2 mounting brackets. I'll post pictures once I've tidied it up.
  12. Refwhett

    Refwhett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Well, it's done, I've applyed AS 3. I managed not to fry any components (I assume that if something was wrong it would have blown immediatly). What is left to see is what happens to the temps. I'm not sure if I applyed enough or to much. I tried to follow AS# instructions as much as possible but... there can alwas be some mistake. Wait and see....
    Thanks for the help everybody. I also saw an Antec case I really liked. Maybe in a month or two.
  13. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    A tiny drop on the core should be enough.
  14. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    Get some rounded IDE Cables as well since they will help improve your airflow. You could also remove some of the PCI Slot covers to help improve ventilation.
  15. Refwhett

    Refwhett TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 71

    Th3M1ghtyD8: Good idea with the pci covers.
    Young&wild: I did put only a tiny drop nut in the AS site they say to put some on the HS and rub it in, which I did.

    so far I rhink there has been a drop of maybe one or two degrees. It's only been 48 hours though so I'm hoping for more.
    I also pushed the wires aside as best I could and from looking at the pics I put on the forum it looks much better.

    I can't wait to be ablt to affors that new case .... I dream about it at night :p

    btw, to all the (rightfully) shocked readers out there that have helped me with this problem I would just like to add (if it wasn't obvious already) that this is the first pc I ever built! so you must excuse any ridiculously stupid things I have done (like those wires). I am learning form every post I read.
  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    We all had to build our first PC at sometime. Most of us will have done similar silly things in the past. And we all learn from others in the TechSpot community. Its the main reason we post here ;)
  17. Supra

    Supra TS Enthusiast Posts: 190

    Use zip ties or electrical tape to bundle wires up to get them out of the way of air flow. Also AMD recommends not adding fans to the front of a case because they don't show any significant drops in temps like rear case fans do. If you have only one spot in the back of your case for a fan you could get 2 of the exact same fans(speed and size) and double them up. Right now I have 4 80mm fans in the back of my case blowing out thru two holes. I also noticed that when I put my fans together like that they actually made less noise than when they were apart. I'll try and post a pic tomorrow of how tidy my case is :D
  18. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    My Front Case fans used to be blowing almost nothing but my Hard Disk Drive until i removed them due to lack of power from the PSU.
  19. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Pictures in this thread

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