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Freezing computer, too hot?

By LukeLC23
Jun 28, 2010
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  1. Hi, my computer i built myself is freezing all the time.

    The idle temps right now in the summer are:
    Motherboard: 74 C
    CPU: 70C
    Aux: 40C
    GPU: 43C
    Hard drive: 40 C

    Are these too high?

    I have a Coolermaster 690 case with 1 120 mm fan on the bottom, one 120 mm fan on the back and 2 fans on top.
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    70°C is your CPU idle temp?That's very high for idle. What's your load temps like?

    Which CPU and which cooler?
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,679   +880

    You have issues with the CPU heat sink fan. I suspect that the also too high motherboard temp you're reporting, is from the voltage regulator area which is around the CPU.

    You either don't have the heatsink installed correctly, or perhaps an incorrect BIOS setting, which isn't allowing the CPU fan to speed up with load.

    That said, when everything is working correctly, you shouldn't have too much trouble keeping your gear cool in the case you mentioned.
  4. LukeLC23

    LukeLC23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you guys. I fixed the fan setup a little and threw away some bad fans which dropped the temp about 5C. I'm getting new fans and a very good Zalman 120mm copper CPU cooler. I'll update with the results in a couple days when i get the fans.
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