Are my temps to high??

By samjohnson
Jun 29, 2007
  1. I am kinda new to building your own computer so I have no idea if my temps are ok or not.
    My motherboard when not doing anything runs around 40 C, my CPU runs around 45 C.
    Now when I put it underload I get my motherboard at around 40 to 45 C, my CPU runs from 50 to 55 C.
    I think my motherboard is alright but not sure bout my CPU. If anyone nows how to get it cooler or if I am fine let me now. Thanks

    My specs

    ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

    AMD 64 X2 4600+ Dual-Core Processor

    Geforce 7600GT graphics card (which by the way runs at 50 C all the time)

    1 gig of A-data memory

    And I have a power supply that came with the case that I have now becuase my PSU that I bought was dead but it is a XION 450W
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Posts: 575

    We'll need your computer specs before we can pass judgement about your temps :)
  3. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    LOL, ya I suppose you posted as I decided to put my specs up. :) Well there up now!
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    65°C is the max operating temp for that cpu.

    I personally think your mobo temp a tad high - depends on ambient in room.
  5. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 77

    true. I have no idea what the ambient temp is, but you might want to add an extra cooler. Although it's nowhere near too hot, an extra cooler never hurts.(if it's not way too loud, that is)
  6. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    The temp in the room is 77 F. I do have 3 fans in the case, two 250mm and a 80mm. But they are just hooked up to the PSU so I can not change their speed. Does anyone now what the max temp on my motherboard is? Running the CPU at a max of 55 C is good, since it is still 10 degrees away from max?
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    55 is ok - make sure at least 1 of the larger fans is taking air out and the other pushing in.

    250mm - did you buy those from a helicopter ?


  8. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    LOL, my bad. :)

    Its actually a 120mm. Here is the case I got if your interested, (fans came with it)

    I will have to check if one is pushing air in and one is taking it out. But I think they are both pushing in. Is it better to have the front pushing in and the back taking out or the other way around?
  9. Exonimus

    Exonimus TS Rookie Posts: 77

    front pulling air in, back pushing air out.(so cold air comes in and hot air is blown out).

    btw, spoken about helicopters, I'm getting an 400mm fan soon. =)
  10. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Ok thanks.

    Ya I thought I saw on newegg that you could get a 250mm fan. :)
  11. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Ok well I just turned my back fan around so that the air would be taken out and my CPU is actually running hoter then when I had the air pushing in from the back and the front. It now is running idle at 50 C. Not sure what it runs at when playing games though. Will have to check.
  12. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Is the fan on the psu blowing air out also?

    Make real sure that the front fan is blowing in and is clean (not blocked with crud).
  13. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    There is no junk on the fan that is blowing in, the comp is only a week old.
    Yes the fan on the psu is blowing out air also.
    I was thinking about maybe getting a different cpu cooler since mine is only stock. I can get one for 30 bucks that has good reviews. That would most likely help my cooling alot.
  14. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    I was actually just looking at my CPU manual and if I get another heatsink/fan it will void my warrenty which I don't want to do... just yet.
  15. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    How old is the computer? Have you cleaned out all the dusk from the inside? Are the fans clogged with dust?? If not, those temps are at an acceptable range.
  16. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,039   +9

    I'm amazed at the number of people who offer advice without reading the whole thread.... And this is not a 5 page thread neither.

    Your temps are FINE. At worst, its performing a tad hotter than average, nothing to be alarmed about, since it could just be your ambient temps pushing it up.

    I have started a thread to compare CPU temps, and the link is in my sig. Read the first post so the numbers actually mean something to you, and then post your temps up (preferably in the way specified), so others can refer to it as well.
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Your temps are higher than average, but then it's summer. Everything's hotter than you expect it to be. ;)
  18. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 238

    Thanks everbody for your advice!!
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