Trouble with CPU temperature

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I am having what seems to be a severe problem with CPU temp. Or at least I believe I am. I have checked in my BIOS as well as monitored my system with Mobo Manager. The difficulty I am having is that there are 3 seperate heat sensors and I am unsure which is for which.. I could guess by the temps but it just seems too hot. While not gaming my sensors are testing at 58C 51C and 29C. Can this 58C really be my cpu when I have 5 case fans in addition to power supply fan and heatsink? Any advice besides getting a new heatsink? Thanks in advance for any help!

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AMD XP 2100+
512 MB DDR 2100
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GeForce MX 440SE
2xInward fans 3xOutward fans
Stock AMD HSF
 
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Hi there

I am not a pro at this but when the heatsink was installed was there a proper compound used between the cpu and heatsink? It is used to draw the heat from the cpu to the heat sink. Hope this helps and good luck.

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When I installed the hsf I was relatively new to the whole hardware scene. I just followed the step by step but there was no compund. This is a must?
 
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Well I have installed only a couple cpu's and there was a heatsink compound which made the two contact evenly. There is some kind of rubber on the heatsinks now to. But I still used the compound, and have had no troubles with temp. current system p4 2g, two case fans and powerfan. Hope this helps you.

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Have you ever heard of a Power SUpply sensor? I am monitoring 3 sensors and i dont know what the 3rd is... I know 2 are CPU and MB but what is the 3rd.. and if it is power should it be hotter than mobo?
 

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another question is how do i determine which sensor is where in my case? are the winbonds 1&2 my cpu and board?
 
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Wish I could help you further but you could go into your bios and check the cpu temp there then board if offered to determine which is which. I don't think you are really running to hot either may be go check the specs on your processor. It should have max temps there, My temp on the intel is supposed to be stable at 68C.

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To my knowledge, that CPU temperature isn't "bad." AMD processors are known to get hot really fast and that's relatively okay. Instead of relying on sensors, why don't you buy a thermal compound like Article Silver and apply it between your heatsink and fan and the CPU? I have applied the compound myself and coupling it with my Thermaltake cooler, I have overclocked my 1.8GHz Intel CPU to 2.01GHz.
 
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My Athlon XP1900+ used to reach 68deg C when playing UT 2003, UNTIL I got a Volcano 7+ cooler (bit noisy) and some good thermal compound. Temp now 48deg C when gaming, 42 idle.

Athlons will run to a max temp of 95 deg C according to the AMD website........but I wouldn't test it out :)

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I have just acquired a Tt Volc.7+ and some Artic Silver compound. They seem to be the popular choices. I am going to put them on and I will let you all know what i am running @. Tanks for the help.
 
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