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Old 08-30-01, 05:03 PM
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Will this hurt anything?

I just finished my new computer a few days ago with no problems yet. Unfortunately I don't have my new DDR ram yet so I am stuck with my old SDRAM.

Here is the situation and my question:

I am using 256MB of PC100 SDRAM at the moment. For the past few days I have been running my 1GHz Athlon at 750MHz to not overclock the ram as it is cheap stuff($20 for 256MB).

Just for the hell of it earlier I decided to change the setting to 1GHz in the bios to check stability and to see if it would run.

Well it has been running fine for the past half hour and the temps of the mobo and CPU are at their normal levels, maybe 1 degree higher.

Will this harm my system in any way? If it will I will wait 3 more days until I get my PC2100 from Crucial.

and one final question:

What should the temps of my CPU and mobo be?

Right now the CPU is running at 50-52 degrees Celsius and the mobo is at 28-30degrees Celsius.

Are these temps respectable or do I need another fan?

Here are the system specs if needed:

Athlon T-Bird 1GHz with a Volcano 5 heatsink/fan
256MB PC100 SDRAM
Asus A7A266 Mobo
32MB Geforce2 Video
TDK CD-RW
Sound Blaster PCI-128
Enlight case with an intake fan, exhaust fan and a PCI slot fan

Thanks for any help
Old 08-30-01, 05:39 PM
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It looks like the A7A266 only supports pc133 sdram. So it should always be running at 133, regardless of whether the fsb is at 100 or 133. A lot of PC100 could run at 133 without issues, and it looks like yours is ok. Just keep an eye out for strange behaviour or crashes.
Old 08-30-01, 10:43 PM
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I had some Crucial PC2100 running fine as PC2400 (133 MHz as 150 MHz) until, after a couple-three weeks, it failed. So even if it seems to work at first, doesn't mean that it will stay that way.
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Your temps are rather high. Check to make sure you have the HS on correctly. My 1.33 on a A7M266 runs only at 35c with a sk-6 and a 7000rpm delta. At full load only go as high as 41c
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the temps are not too high just be careful since if it gets close to 60 C then you will have problems.

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Thats the mobo I might pick up in a few days. Otherwise I think your question was answered.
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Thanks for the help everyone

I heard Quake 3 was a good test for your system so I downloaded the demo yesterday and played it for a half hour and then checked the temps and they peaked at 54 so I think I should be OK. I just don't want to kill the system before I have a chance to overclock the hell out of it and fry it.

Right now the temp is at 46 so I think the temp depends what sort of mood the CPU is in

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