Re: AMD K6 450 Problems

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Subject: Re: AMD K6 450 Problems
Name: ludicrous
Date: 5/22/2001 3:04:21 PM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: AMD K6 450 Problems posted by Sid

As already mentioned, motherboard tempurature sensors can go bad. Even brand new boards can be off by several C degrees.

Are you experiencing any stability or lockup problems? I found with my K6-2 processors that when they started to get close to 55-60C that they would wing out (weird program crashes and other strange behavior).

Is your system using a reasonably large heatsink or just a small Pentium heatsink? An older (and small) Pentium heatsink will probably not remove enough heat to keep the temps down, especially if your 450 is one of the older, hotter 2.4v models. Also is the heatsink mounted with a small amount of compound, or just bare contact?

Finally, what kind of case ventilation do you have? If your only fans are the CPU and power supply, add at least one more somewhere in order to keep the air moving. This is especially true if you are using a graphics board such as a TNT, Banshee, Voodoo2, or Voodoo3; the heat from the graphics card can keep the case temperature up and kill the effectiveness of your CPU fan.

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