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    I see everyone talking about CPU overclocking and temperatures but what is a safe temp? My T-Bird 900 typically runs at about 40-41 at idle and after intensive CPU usage about 48-50. Is 50 degrees TOO high?
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    The problem with current AMD processor and the motherboards that support them is that they use a thermister under the socket, and each motherboard interprets them differently. So temperatures can't really be compared very well between motherboards, even of the same type sometimes.

    But, no matter what, even worst case (unless the thermister is damaged), nowhere have I heard 50C being dangerous. This is because AMD chips are rated for operation up to 90C, and even if there's something like a 20C difference between real temp, and the temp read by the motherboard, you're still safe

    Of course, the Palomino core has a built thermal diode, like the P3/4 has, so once motherboards start making use of them, the problems discussed above go away.
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    I accidently lost a fan on my CPU (Duron 750) on Asus A7V133 and had CPU temps of 75 deg. C. System operated fine (but it as scary)! Afterwards, with new fan, everything works OK.

    By the way, has anybody else had problems with the Asus motherboard monitor giving temporary false reports? Mine does it on fan speeds, voltages & temps. I know the voltages can't be in error because the reported voltages are so low the system would crash if true! Anybody else having this?

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    A very informative site that discusses the issues with Socket A temperature readings can be found here. I'd explain it myself, but I'd hardly do the page justice -- do yourself a favor, and check it out
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    Paul, good reading, and I agree with your first post.

    No alarm as long as your temps stay below 60C.
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    A bump back to the front page for DoctorDon (he was the unregistered above).

    Jonny, or anyone else with vast experience with Asus boards...any ideas?
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    Anyone want to answer the asus problem? (Voltage/fan/temp problems)?
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    Happens all of the time. Hardware monitors are grossly inacurate, and they will have a tendeny to "pulse" certain readings (P/S voltage, temp, fan speed). Don't sweat it unless the difference stays for a longer term (say 5 seconds or longer).
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    Thanks jonny

    DoctorDon -- while I gave a site for the temp issues, I guess it's not uncommon for people to experience what you are. Just shows that such stuff still isn't to be trusted :-\
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    In response to the ASUS voltage problem, I had the same dilemma. Fortunately, ASUS had encountered the problem before and had an updated version of my BIOS. Installed it, no more problems. I am running an ASUS P4P8X SE, btw.
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