is my cpu fan acceptable?

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chynco

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i have an athlon xp 2000 and i have a really super crappy generic fan on it. it lets the temp go up to almost 70's. i have three case fans.

so i just ordered a new hs+fan, Vantec FCE-62540D (i'm broke) is this good enough for my cpu?

thanks from an amateur builder.
 

JohnWill

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If it's anywhere past the mid to high 50's when it's idling, you need a better heatsink. If it's 70C, you're close to disaster, 70C is the rated upper temperature of most commercial chips.
 

chynco

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it's 70 celcius.

is a fan meant for an amd thunderbird good enough for an athlon xp?
 

~Candy~

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Ouch, is that with any load on it, or just standing idle?
 
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