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Core2Duo 2.4Ghz serious heatproblems

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September 28, 2006 9:14:27 AM

I recently got a new mobo + Core2Duo 2.4Ghz.. But the CPU temperature is really high. Idle temperature is around 60 degrees and goes like 72-73 degrees while playing games like FarCry etc.
I use the original CPU-fan that come with the CPU and it feels correctly mounted when I check it.
Motherboard temperature is around 40 degrees..
My powersupply's fan (Elanvital Greenerger 500W) is only working when there is need for it (so it's usually turned off), but when I manually turn the fan on, the cpu temperature drops a few degrees.
Should I get a better CPU-fan? Hints anyone...
September 28, 2006 9:31:31 AM

It seems as if some peeps are having issues with the stock coolers. I would opt for an aftermarket cooler for sure if your having problems. I use zalman coolers with my intel and AMD units. The CNPS7700 is a good one to use. I prefer to use these fans as they are very quiet and do a nice job as well as they actually bolt to the motherboard instead of using those little annoying feet that clip down.
September 28, 2006 10:19:30 AM

My local dealer says the 7700 fan is very heavy and should be taken into consideration if the computer is to be moved.. Not that I move my computer alot but still...
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September 28, 2006 10:52:48 AM

Personally I would advise a Zalman CNPS9500. It's heavy as hell, but it cools my Athlon FX to ~41 under load.
September 28, 2006 5:56:02 PM

Well FYI, My 6600 is running between 26C and 35C with stock cooling and thermal pad... 6 case fans 5 in and 1 out + PSU...
September 28, 2006 6:25:14 PM

I got myself a CNPS9500 today and installed it.
Currently my CPU temperature is 60 degrees and motherboard is 43 degrees. Just a few degrees cooler than the original fan.
I have no case-fans, and as I mentioned my power-supply-fan is only in use for short periods normally so perhaps this has something to do with it..
September 29, 2006 3:38:46 PM

ey man? did you solve your problem?? i have the same one too........
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