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I just installed an XP2600+ on a GA7VM400M mobo running Win98SE. I messed
with the BIOS settings, basically letting it autodetect most of the
settings. It properly detected the 333 DDR, the XP2600+ CPU, etc , but as
soon as it starts up I get a warning from the EasyTune SW (and a commercial
tool that also checks temperature and fan speeds). Granted, I used the tape
that came with the CPU, may have to use my thermal paste instead, but I also
wonder if the voltage is set correctly for the CPU. I can't find what the
settings should be on the AMD website. The monitoring SW reads vcore 1.658V
and DDR V 1.280 .

I have the case open, all kinds of fans, etc. I was running a SOYO Dragon+
mobo with Athlon XP1600+ in an Antec case (350 Watt P/S). I have the
smartP/S connected to the mobo and the CPU fan also connected to the mobo.

1 Sony CD R/RW
1 floppy
1 Maxtor 120 Gb drive (7200 RPM)

That is ALL I have running at the moment. I was getting a voltage warning
on the other monitoring SW (non-Gigabyte) that the -12 voltage was running
on the low side (+12 was fine). I have never seen that before. I don't
know if it is because the SW was set up for the Soyo board or what.

Any thoughts? 74C is WAY too hot, I would think.
Thanks.
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte (More info?)

    OK, so I finally found AMD's website, vcore nominal 1.65 V. I wonder why it
    is running so hot? The max temp for that die is 85 C. I guess I will put
    some of my GOOD thermal paste on it after scraping off that tape junk they
    supplied with the PCU/cooler. Any other suggestions would be welcome.

    Regards,
    KWW
    "KWW" <kwalker@nospamaircooled.net> wrote in message
    news:zEflc.18508$Ik.1342452@attbi_s53...
    > I just installed an XP2600+ on a GA7VM400M mobo running Win98SE. I messed
    > with the BIOS settings, basically letting it autodetect most of the
    > settings. It properly detected the 333 DDR, the XP2600+ CPU, etc , but as
    > soon as it starts up I get a warning from the EasyTune SW (and a
    commercial
    > tool that also checks temperature and fan speeds). Granted, I used the
    tape
    > that came with the CPU, may have to use my thermal paste instead, but I
    also
    > wonder if the voltage is set correctly for the CPU. I can't find what the
    > settings should be on the AMD website. The monitoring SW reads vcore
    1.658V
    > and DDR V 1.280 .
    >
    > I have the case open, all kinds of fans, etc. I was running a SOYO
    Dragon+
    > mobo with Athlon XP1600+ in an Antec case (350 Watt P/S). I have the
    > smartP/S connected to the mobo and the CPU fan also connected to the mobo.
    >
    > 1 Sony CD R/RW
    > 1 floppy
    > 1 Maxtor 120 Gb drive (7200 RPM)
    >
    > That is ALL I have running at the moment. I was getting a voltage warning
    > on the other monitoring SW (non-Gigabyte) that the -12 voltage was running
    > on the low side (+12 was fine). I have never seen that before. I don't
    > know if it is because the SW was set up for the Soyo board or what.
    >
    > Any thoughts? 74C is WAY too hot, I would think.
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
  2. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte (More info?)

    you may want to check where the thermal sensor on the MB is does he MB in
    setup show the temp the same?

    Wayne


    "KWW" <kwalker@nospamaircooled.net> wrote in message
    news:UQhlc.19030$kh4.1107547@attbi_s52...
    > OK, so I finally found AMD's website, vcore nominal 1.65 V. I wonder why
    it
    > is running so hot? The max temp for that die is 85 C. I guess I will put
    > some of my GOOD thermal paste on it after scraping off that tape junk they
    > supplied with the PCU/cooler. Any other suggestions would be welcome.
    >
    > Regards,
    > KWW
    > "KWW" <kwalker@nospamaircooled.net> wrote in message
    > news:zEflc.18508$Ik.1342452@attbi_s53...
    > > I just installed an XP2600+ on a GA7VM400M mobo running Win98SE. I
    messed
    > > with the BIOS settings, basically letting it autodetect most of the
    > > settings. It properly detected the 333 DDR, the XP2600+ CPU, etc , but
    as
    > > soon as it starts up I get a warning from the EasyTune SW (and a
    > commercial
    > > tool that also checks temperature and fan speeds). Granted, I used the
    > tape
    > > that came with the CPU, may have to use my thermal paste instead, but I
    > also
    > > wonder if the voltage is set correctly for the CPU. I can't find what
    the
    > > settings should be on the AMD website. The monitoring SW reads vcore
    > 1.658V
    > > and DDR V 1.280 .
    > >
    > > I have the case open, all kinds of fans, etc. I was running a SOYO
    > Dragon+
    > > mobo with Athlon XP1600+ in an Antec case (350 Watt P/S). I have the
    > > smartP/S connected to the mobo and the CPU fan also connected to the
    mobo.
    > >
    > > 1 Sony CD R/RW
    > > 1 floppy
    > > 1 Maxtor 120 Gb drive (7200 RPM)
    > >
    > > That is ALL I have running at the moment. I was getting a voltage
    warning
    > > on the other monitoring SW (non-Gigabyte) that the -12 voltage was
    running
    > > on the low side (+12 was fine). I have never seen that before. I don't
    > > know if it is because the SW was set up for the Soyo board or what.
    > >
    > > Any thoughts? 74C is WAY too hot, I would think.
    > > Thanks.
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte (More info?)

    I will do that, thanks. Also, I found that AMD's site also does NOT include
    this board in the recommended list of Gigabyte boards for this processor,
    while Gigabyte tested it as "OK" on their site. Bummer. I may also opt for
    the "conservative" default settings for the BIOS setup and see what that
    does. I won't be able to mess with it any more until tonight.
    Thanks.

    "wayne" <nowhere@example.com> wrote in message
    news:wTilc.13915$IG1.494134@attbi_s04...
    > you may want to check where the thermal sensor on the MB is does he MB in
    > setup show the temp the same?
    >
    > Wayne
    >
    >
    > "KWW" <kwalker@nospamaircooled.net> wrote in message
    > news:UQhlc.19030$kh4.1107547@attbi_s52...
    > > OK, so I finally found AMD's website, vcore nominal 1.65 V. I wonder
    why
    > it
    > > is running so hot? The max temp for that die is 85 C. I guess I will
    put
    > > some of my GOOD thermal paste on it after scraping off that tape junk
    they
    > > supplied with the PCU/cooler. Any other suggestions would be welcome.
    > >
    > > Regards,
    > > KWW
    > > "KWW" <kwalker@nospamaircooled.net> wrote in message
    > > news:zEflc.18508$Ik.1342452@attbi_s53...
    > > > I just installed an XP2600+ on a GA7VM400M mobo running Win98SE. I
    > messed
    > > > with the BIOS settings, basically letting it autodetect most of the
    > > > settings. It properly detected the 333 DDR, the XP2600+ CPU, etc ,
    but
    > as
    > > > soon as it starts up I get a warning from the EasyTune SW (and a
    > > commercial
    > > > tool that also checks temperature and fan speeds). Granted, I used
    the
    > > tape
    > > > that came with the CPU, may have to use my thermal paste instead, but
    I
    > > also
    > > > wonder if the voltage is set correctly for the CPU. I can't find what
    > the
    > > > settings should be on the AMD website. The monitoring SW reads vcore
    > > 1.658V
    > > > and DDR V 1.280 .
    > > >
    > > > I have the case open, all kinds of fans, etc. I was running a SOYO
    > > Dragon+
    > > > mobo with Athlon XP1600+ in an Antec case (350 Watt P/S). I have the
    > > > smartP/S connected to the mobo and the CPU fan also connected to the
    > mobo.
    > > >
    > > > 1 Sony CD R/RW
    > > > 1 floppy
    > > > 1 Maxtor 120 Gb drive (7200 RPM)
    > > >
    > > > That is ALL I have running at the moment. I was getting a voltage
    > warning
    > > > on the other monitoring SW (non-Gigabyte) that the -12 voltage was
    > running
    > > > on the low side (+12 was fine). I have never seen that before. I
    don't
    > > > know if it is because the SW was set up for the Soyo board or what.
    > > >
    > > > Any thoughts? 74C is WAY too hot, I would think.
    > > > Thanks.
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.gigabyte (More info?)

    Temperature problem solved! It is now reading in the 20s C! (Granted, the
    room is quite cool now too, but still....) Got a ThermoTake Quiet Cool...
    Copper fins, etc...

    Still getting warnings from the monitoring program, however, but this time
    it is for the '12V power. (I was getting that before, but the temperature
    was my first concern.)

    I looked and low and behold, although the power supply is a good one, it is
    only 300 Watts. Well, I have a 420 Watt P/S sitting around, surely that will
    handle it... so I hooked it up and it only gets the board/fans to pulse for
    a split second and then nothing happens. I put the old power supply back on
    and it worked fine... just that -12 volt thing again... The 420 Watt P/S may
    be bad... I will have to test it on another system tomorrow evening... but
    what else might cause the fluxuating (and low) voltage on the -12 V leg ...
    the +12 leg is about 12.5 or 12.6 V and fairly steady.

    TIA
    KWW
    "KWW" <kwalker@nospamaircooled.net> wrote in message
    news:bMolc.15797$IG1.549698@attbi_s04...
    > I will do that, thanks. Also, I found that AMD's site also does NOT
    include
    > this board in the recommended list of Gigabyte boards for this processor,
    > while Gigabyte tested it as "OK" on their site. Bummer. I may also opt
    for
    > the "conservative" default settings for the BIOS setup and see what that
    > does. I won't be able to mess with it any more until tonight.
    > Thanks.
    >
    > "wayne" <nowhere@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:wTilc.13915$IG1.494134@attbi_s04...
    > > you may want to check where the thermal sensor on the MB is does he MB
    in
    > > setup show the temp the same?
    > >
    > > Wayne
    > >
    > >
    > > "KWW" <kwalker@nospamaircooled.net> wrote in message
    > > news:UQhlc.19030$kh4.1107547@attbi_s52...
    > > > OK, so I finally found AMD's website, vcore nominal 1.65 V. I wonder
    > why
    > > it
    > > > is running so hot? The max temp for that die is 85 C. I guess I will
    > put
    > > > some of my GOOD thermal paste on it after scraping off that tape junk
    > they
    > > > supplied with the PCU/cooler. Any other suggestions would be welcome.
    > > >
    > > > Regards,
    > > > KWW
    > > > "KWW" <kwalker@nospamaircooled.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:zEflc.18508$Ik.1342452@attbi_s53...
    > > > > I just installed an XP2600+ on a GA7VM400M mobo running Win98SE. I
    > > messed
    > > > > with the BIOS settings, basically letting it autodetect most of the
    > > > > settings. It properly detected the 333 DDR, the XP2600+ CPU, etc ,
    > but
    > > as
    > > > > soon as it starts up I get a warning from the EasyTune SW (and a
    > > > commercial
    > > > > tool that also checks temperature and fan speeds). Granted, I used
    > the
    > > > tape
    > > > > that came with the CPU, may have to use my thermal paste instead,
    but
    > I
    > > > also
    > > > > wonder if the voltage is set correctly for the CPU. I can't find
    what
    > > the
    > > > > settings should be on the AMD website. The monitoring SW reads
    vcore
    > > > 1.658V
    > > > > and DDR V 1.280 .
    > > > >
    > > > > I have the case open, all kinds of fans, etc. I was running a SOYO
    > > > Dragon+
    > > > > mobo with Athlon XP1600+ in an Antec case (350 Watt P/S). I have
    the
    > > > > smartP/S connected to the mobo and the CPU fan also connected to the
    > > mobo.
    > > > >
    > > > > 1 Sony CD R/RW
    > > > > 1 floppy
    > > > > 1 Maxtor 120 Gb drive (7200 RPM)
    > > > >
    > > > > That is ALL I have running at the moment. I was getting a voltage
    > > warning
    > > > > on the other monitoring SW (non-Gigabyte) that the -12 voltage was
    > > running
    > > > > on the low side (+12 was fine). I have never seen that before. I
    > don't
    > > > > know if it is because the SW was set up for the Soyo board or what.
    > > > >
    > > > > Any thoughts? 74C is WAY too hot, I would think.
    > > > > Thanks.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > >
    >
    >
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