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    Question hot processor?

    is an amd k62-500 supposed to run at 54 degrees celcius? i hope not. but i thought id ask.
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    Sounds a little hot to me. Standard temperatures are between 30 and 45 or so. Do you have a good heatsink? Did you use heatsink goo on the bottom? Even if it had a pad, you should remove the pad and use the goo instead. It's much better. A larger fan might also work. Are you running too much voltage through the chip?
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    My friends 1.4 ghz tbird runs about that temp

    Arron's right. Make sure you have heatsink compound and are giving the chip the right voltage.

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    My AMD thunderbird 1000 runs at 46c, but I have seen it as high as 51, My friends runs at 27c, I think it may have something to do with motherboards..

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    SkinnyBoy: Sounds like your friend could use a case fan. Best place to mount is right behind the processor, blowing hot air out of the case.
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    hey etrik,

    I suppose this is a socket 7? I have that same CPU and mine Im just using a normal CPU fan. Granted its clocked down to 450 because when clocked at 500 it got buggy. It might be due to overheat but I dont know. If you can live with it, you might just try clocking it down to 450. Just a suggestion.
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    from what im told, amd k6-2's do run a bit on the warmer side compared to their p2 counterparts. But also, they made them in a few different voltages and if you have a higher voltage processor, it will run hotter.
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