WTF?!!? I have an AMD Athlon 900Mhz which I switched for a Duron 1.3Ghz with my bro ( for SSE support :D), anyway my TB CPU would top out at like 45C's max when playing games like AOE or UT2K4. But the Duron 1.3Ghz is idle at 45C's and I'm afraid to play a game because I feel it might go overboard, is this normal? (I am using the same cooler for the Duron), I thought the Athlons were notorious for generating heat but this Duron is sure kicking my Athlon's butt in terms of performance so what the heck I'll keep it.

45C idle, normal for Duron 1.3Ghz (Morgan)?
Posted on 2004-04-30 17:28:42 by x86asm
Sounds okay. I got a Thunderbird 1.4 which is 55C idle. If it doesn't crash, apparently it works :)
You could try to take off the cooler, clean the die and cooler surface, apply new thermal paste, and see if it improves the situation... but I wouldn't worry about 45C, it shouldn't be near-critical or so.
Posted on 2004-04-30 17:39:24 by Scali
TBird's are the worst - I cannot run my 1.333Ghz chip with the stock cooling anymore!
Posted on 2004-04-30 17:53:10 by bitRAKE
Arctic Silver thermal paste, a massive copper heatsink, and some 80mm fans with a good CFM rating :P
Posted on 2004-04-30 18:15:42 by f0dder