Computer Temperature

By CompuGeek247 · 48 replies
Jun 11, 2003
  1. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Believe me, when I show you my lightsaber, you will regret carrying on.

    Seriously, though, can everyone please remember to act like an adult? its not hard.
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Sure dad! (You have no idea how good it feels saying that at my age)

  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Well the only place that sells case fans around me is Circuit City, and their fans are (1) a rip off, (2) 35db, too loud for me. I know it shortens the life of the CPU, but who gives a 'hoo-ha' when Im only going to keep it for 2yrs? Never the less, lots may say how bad it is its going to break, bla bla, my computer has been absolutly flawless (hardware wise) for the 1.5yrs I've owned it. I know its not the best, I know its not good, but it works, its quiet to my standards, and its not breaking any time soon.
  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

  5. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    That is without a doubt a bargain :D Too bad my case doesnt have anywhere to put a case fan ;) [Did I forget to mention that? Theres no holes/anywhere to install a case fan]. Not to mention, its too bad Newegg charge $4 shipping for just one fan. If it makes you any better, I had my friends dad drill a blow hole (he was a professional so its good) that was 92mm, and a 92mm Zalman fan is there. Pushes 35cfm @ 20db :D That and the 80mm Stealth fan is going well on top of the Volcano 9 (got that for free).
  6. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    I have (or had, until I started getting ready for WC'ing) three intake and three exhaust.
  7. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    :D Congratulations WickA! :D
  8. wicka_wicka

    wicka_wicka Banned Posts: 125

    You know it.
  9. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    CPU0 temperature: idle about 50C, 100% load about 57C

    CPU1 temperature: idle about 50C, 100% load about 57C

    GPU temperature: idle about 46C, 100% load unknown

    Case temperature: More than room temperature, less than CPU temperature

    Antec Sonata, two Pentium III-S CPUs with Coolermaster HCC-002 heatsinks their fans running at 5 volts.
  10. bigb0b

    bigb0b TS Rookie

    we are aware that lightsabers aren't real...
  11. InsaneMonkeyBoy

    InsaneMonkeyBoy TS Rookie Posts: 163

    You know all that stuff you were arguing about before? Well if you dont want noise havn't you ever considered watercooling agissi? It may be expensive I suppose but It would keep your PC damn right cool and quiet.
    Me I like Noise. No..... I love Noise!!, 75DB of noise in my Beast and Do you wanna know the temperature? My CPU chip stays at 34C thanks to my Coolermaster Jet 7!! and it's overclocked!!. My Motherboard stays at a cool 19C cause of my 2 Vantec Tornadoes and my case temp is only 21C!!!
    I cant say much about my VGA though that's got it's own fan so I dunno how hot that card gets. :grinthumb

    I bet some ppl would agree all noise and no heat win over no noise and all heat. hehe :D

    Other ppl though would say that I'm Insane with 75DB whirring around in my case..............:blackeye:
  12. SubKamran

    SubKamran TS Rookie Posts: 166

    At first, my CPU was 30C idle (2.95Ghz).

    Now, right after moving the wires in the back and hiding them, I've got 25C idle.

    This proves that if you do your wiring carefully, you'll have a cool system :grinthumb
  13. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    I really dont want to keep crapping on about my cpu, ok? - it works fine, it runs great, its absolutely fine how it is. My head is upright, I do know about water cooling, if I had the money I'd get it.
  14. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    Rough crowd...he he he...
  15. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    But everybody here knows just how important it is to keep you happy here and will stop at nothing to do so. :haha:
  16. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    75db? That is disgusting. Sick and disgusting. I get better temps (CPU - 32C full load and overclocked 650MHz, Chipset - about 27C load) at a fraction of the noise (35-40db, and by decibel standards [noise level doubles every 3db] holds true). And most of the noise comes from my 5 hard drives, not even fans...

    But if that's the way you like and can stand it, ok...:confused:
  17. schizoid77

    schizoid77 TS Rookie Posts: 113

    My cpu stays around 60-65 F and system runs about 30 hotter.
    My video card runs idle at 43C.
    One 80mm intake and a PCI slot exhaust fan.

    Theres another 92mm intake fan but it has a plastic air duct directing the air flow right onto the cpu fan. If I take the duct out, the overall temp raises about 4 degrees :)

    I've replaced all but one ribbon cable with rounded cables. Haven't noticed much of a difference with that, but the case is SUPER small. A H-P mini-tower :p
  18. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Might want to watch out, as installing different IDE cables my void your HP warranty...:D
  19. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    don't have to worry about that, just opening the case can void some warranties.
  20. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    haha...This thread is great....
  21. XCast3D

    XCast3D TS Rookie

    Hi. new to these boards. was doing research on what my case temperature should be like on my pc and ran into this thread.

    PC Specs are currently:
    ASUS PC-DL Deluxe Motherboard
    (2) Pentium Xeons 2.6 ghz
    1 gig ddr (pc2700)
    Geforce FX 5750 ultra (for now)
    (2) WD 60 gig 7200 rpm hardrives
    Thermaltake Lanfire 2000 case.

    I have my temp gauge just inside the case, near the processors but not connected to either one. On boot up. I run around 30 c and jump up to about 40 c after about an hour.

    I have the 4 fans that the Case came with and the two heat syncs the Xeons brought and thats about it. Is 30-40 c good for dual processing? Also, I'm upgrading very soon to two 10,000 rpm Raptor SATA drives on a raid.

    Theres virtually no room in my case to add addition fans. Any ideas on how to improve my cooling?
  22. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Welcome to TechSpot with your first post. Enjoy your time here!

    As to your question, your temps are WELL withing range. I wouldn't worry about trying to cool her any more.

    Just my $.02
  23. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Check your CPU temps. 40C ambient is horrible (IMHO), with stock cooling your dual Xeons must be running at like 55-60C. My ambient temp is usually around 20-25C. Your room must be hot.
    It shouldn't be that big of a deal, but if you plan on keeping your $600 pair of processors around for a few years you might look into getting better cooling. Small, thermally unefficient cases (LANFire) aren't designed to hold 2 processors.
  24. Stephen79

    Stephen79 TS Rookie Posts: 59

    My ambient is about 15-20C and the CPU runs at around 40C maxing out at 43C after extensive gaming, esspecially if the computer has been on all day.

    Prior to installing / replacing the 2 case fans with £2 LED colourBurst ones, and also cleaning the cpu fan, I was often hitting 57C

    It pays to have good air flow, and clean kit.
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