temperature too hot?

hi I recently built a system and im afraid it is running too warm.

Specs:

d975xbx
Presler 3.0 pentium D
2048mb of ocz ram
7600gt

originlaly i was using the stock intel fan, and i got temperatures of around 48-55, sometimes up to 60.

I switched to a zalman cnps9500 and am getting just a few celcius lower.

Whats could be wrong?
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  1. Quote:
    hi I recently built a system and im afraid it is running too warm.

    Specs:

    d975xbx
    Presler 3.0 pentium D
    2048mb of ocz ram
    7600gt

    originlaly i was using the stock intel fan, and i got temperatures of around 48-55, sometimes up to 60.

    I switched to a zalman cnps9500 and am getting just a few celcius lower.

    Whats could be wrong?


    Nothing.. Is an Intel..
  2. Quote:
    hi I recently built a system and im afraid it is running too warm.

    Specs:

    d975xbx
    Presler 3.0 pentium D
    2048mb of ocz ram
    7600gt

    originlaly i was using the stock intel fan, and i got temperatures of around 48-55, sometimes up to 60.

    I switched to a zalman cnps9500 and am getting just a few celcius lower.

    Whats could be wrong?


    Those are actually within specs for Intel however, they're entirely too high for my standards. Ensure that the feet of the cooler are properly secured to the motherboard. If they're not, it will run hot. What I do is install it and tug on each corner to ensure it doesn't pop off. Another thing to do is use an aftermarket cooler such as zalman which use screws to secure a mounting plate to the mainboard which works a whole lot better IMO.
  3. I do have a zalman fan, i just installed it yesterday but i am getting the same temps. I read somewhere today that the xbx's temperature gauge may be off?? by up to 20C. someting about where the temperature probe is placed or something...

    anyone else heard of this?
  4. What case, how many case fans and what is your ambient temperature?
  5. Im using a thermaltake armor with 3 case fans. Its about 68-70 degrees in the room.

    thanks
  6. Where are the fans and which way are they pointing? (intake or exhaust)
    Sounds like you probably just don't have good airflow.
  7. Please don't jump around from C to F, it gets confusing. The armor comes with 4 fans, which one are you not using?
  8. Sorry i miscounted the fans, i forgot the one on the top, i do have 4 fans. They were all pre installed when i got the case except for the one on the top, which i instlaled the correct way.

    edit: Now the idle temperature is around 45, sometimes dropping to 43. However when I render video in premiere, it goes up to around 60.
  9. I've got the same CPU and case, the only differenece is the motherboard I've got an Asus P5WD2 premium (intel 955X chipset) when my room temperature is in the 20-22ºC the CPU goes 38ºC-39ºC idles and 45-48 under Load, when it's 25-26ºC (room temp) teh CPU goes 42º-43ºC idles and 49º-52ºC under Load. I think that maybe you would need to use Artic Silver 5 like I do. that will help you to drop 5ºC more...! You also should check the air flow of the fan coolers. I can say for previus experience that the new Intel Mobos their chipsets runs too hot... around 42ºC. I don't like that but with a little artic silver should be better....!

    Cheers Sam
  10. I forgot to say something, you should check the CPU voltage, the box of the Pentium D 930 says that the max voltage is in 1.3V you should use CPU-Z to check if it's under 1.3V, that should help you to lower even more the CPU Temps.

    Yesterday I did check that and it was running betwen 1.3-1.33, i get into the bios and lower it to 1.2875v and CPU-Z gave me 1.29V. temp goes down 2ºC. and runs good. tonight I have to edit some videos and I would check stability under that voltages, any news I will tell you...!

    Cheers Sam
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    hi I recently built a system and im afraid it is running too warm.

    Specs:

    d975xbx
    Presler 3.0 pentium D
    2048mb of ocz ram
    7600gt

    originlaly i was using the stock intel fan, and i got temperatures of around 48-55, sometimes up to 60.

    I switched to a zalman cnps9500 and am getting just a few celcius lower.

    Whats could be wrong?


    My 520 @ work reaches 60°C on load. Don't worry. it's normal for netburst based processors.
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