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27-09-2001, 09:04 PM
I have just assembled a P C using the Athlon 266BUS 1.330MHz processor.
The diagnostics reveal a CPU temperature of 62C and a System temperature of 30C.

Is this within acceptable range or does it need better fan/heatsink than the one supplied?

27-09-2001, 09:33 PM
You should be able to get a lower temperature than 62. The standard heatsinks aren't that good.

28-09-2001, 04:19 PM
Hello Trevor,

You should be operating more in the 48C - 52C range on that machine, it is unlikely that a heatsink/fan alone will provide enough cooling for this to happen, look at installing a couple of extra case fans to rectify the problem ( one at the front one at the back) most new cases come with holes etc already in place for this type of installation and the cost should be around $30.00