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What can i do to lower cpu temperature?

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March 1, 2007 4:08:43 PM

i have a p4 630 processor installed with a zalman cooler. i used arctic silver 5 as my thermal grease and also have 3 case fans spinning at 2500+ rpm.. i use speedfan to monitor my temps and avg around 45C for the cpu temperature (ranges from about 39C to 53C).. anything i can do or add to lower the temp more?

fan info: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...
case fans: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1683...

BTW, I am not overclocking..

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March 1, 2007 4:52:45 PM

Um... Get a new hsf? A Tuniq Tower 120 if you can find one, a Scythe Infinity if you cant.
March 1, 2007 6:38:22 PM

On top of having a better heatsink, I have discovered that ambient temperature in the room can have a pretty big effect on your cpu temps.

I turned off the heat in my apartment for the day and cracked the window and my temps were at least 10c lower.

Can't wait for summer to come, the AC will do nicely for ambient temps :) 
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March 1, 2007 7:04:19 PM

I don't mean to come across this abrasive, but are you kidding? 43c on a P4 630? Life could be alot worse.

My opty hangs out in the 50's, low 60 if I turn down the fan and it's fine. My old northwood would get up into the 50's as well.

Honestly, 43c isn't bad at all. If you are concerned it is heating your room up too much then I can see your point.

A better heatsink is about all you can do, aside from going to water, or getting a vantec tornado and 60dba lol.
March 1, 2007 7:18:03 PM

undervolt it. Done.
March 1, 2007 8:00:43 PM

You could always switch to liquid cooling.I have my dual core athlon at 2.6 and it runs around 45-48 celcius under load.Goodluck.

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March 1, 2007 8:34:39 PM

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undervolt it. Done.


You seriously need an new rig K-6?
March 2, 2007 12:52:13 AM

Why? The K6-2 does everything I need it to do. It's not like it's my only rig, it's just my favorite.
March 2, 2007 11:13:01 PM

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... i use speedfan to monitor my temps and avg around 45C for the cpu temperature (ranges from about 39C to 53C).. anything i can do or add to lower the temp more?...

Sounds like the cooler is not mounted properly (not pressing hard enough against the CPU, or too much thermal goop) and/or you don't have good airflow inside the case. When you say 39-53C, what is the temp at idle (doing nothing in Windows, no screen saver running)? What is the temp under load (e.g. running PRIME95 in stress-test mode)? What is the temp inside the case (sometimes called SYS or system temp)?
March 5, 2007 1:47:53 AM

You sound like the Comcast commercial with the Slowskis who get DSL because their Comcast cable connection was too fast. :?:
March 5, 2007 3:03:16 AM

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You sound like the Comcast commercial with the Slowskis who get DSL because their Comcast cable connection was too fast. :?:


Do you really believe a Core 2 Duo, 2 Gigs of ram, a raptor hdd, and an 8800GTX will improve dial up internet surfing, typing on Word Pad, or my gaming enjoyment of Doom, Star Wars Tie Fighter, Dark Forces, or Star Craft? This is a purpose-built rig. :roll:
March 7, 2007 1:02:56 AM

thanks for the tips everyone but i bought a vantec fan which spins at 5900rpm and it lowered my avg cpu temps an unbelievable 8-10 degrees celsius
March 9, 2012 2:20:59 AM

Having too many fans in your CPU cabinet can also increase your temperature, So key is Air in/out should be balanced.
January 29, 2013 8:10:58 PM

joefriday said:
undervolt it. Done.

When you say undervolt do youalso mean lower the clock speed? Because i finished building my current PC about 2 months ago and out od nowhere i have been getting extremely high temeratures. I used to get 9 celsius idle now i get 20 idle. I used to get 45 in games and now i'm getting 50-65 in games. Is this okay for a AMD FX-4170?
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January 30, 2013 3:57:41 AM

developeraslam said:
Having too many fans in your CPU cabinet can also increase your temperature, So key is Air in/out should be balanced.

good job bringing back a 6 year old thread, btw as long as you have a balance of air movment, you can have 5 low RPM 120mm intake fans and on 250mm high RPM exhaust fan and it would work fine as long as you place the fans with natural air movement, intakes on the bottom, exhaust at the top
January 30, 2013 11:51:46 AM

viva la this thread, lol. but if OP is still active, just upgrade HSF like apt403 said.
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