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Vintage hardware - Athlon XP 2500+ good for anything anymore?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jeffredo, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Geofrancis

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    Yes that's fine. Your processor will use more power when gaming so it will heat up more. as long as it stays under 65c your ok
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    sounds about right. also worth noting is that hardware monitoring wasnt as accurate back then, and that they dont really do thermal throttling (it will just crash when its too hot)
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    Yeah, the sensor on the motherboard must be jacked up - its reading 50C at idle now! Just out of the blue jumped 17 degrees!
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    That Athlon made for quite a good gaming machine in its day. ;)
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    i think you should use this as a test board for some crazy overclocking. get some silver conductive paint and unlock it. once t1hats working get a giant TEC and hook it up to a car battery then see how fast it will go at -20c!
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    check it by hand. see if its hot near the base of the cooler with your finger. it could have bad thermal paste/contact.

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