Hey guys! I've noticed lately that my CPU runs at quite a bit higher temperature than what I commonly see on hardware discussions, etc. Under a full load, my CPU frequently tops 70*C and my MOBO around 40+* on the AsusProbe system monitor.
Is this Normal? I don't do any overclocking or anything and I just applied a new coat of Arctic 5 thermal paste this afternoon only to see the same results.
Here's what I'm running:
3.4ghz P4 on an ASUS P5GD1 mobo
Thermaltake Silent 775 cpu fan
Thermaltake Purepower 450W PSU
2 Gigs of Corsair ram
Nvidia 6600 PCIE
And all of it is boxed into a Lian-LI case with a couple 8" fans up front, an 8" blowhole up top, and I think an 8 or 10" fan blowing out the back.
I just don't know what the problem is and I have a feeling that those temperatures are pushing the border line... The only thing that comes to mind is the CPU fan is a bit cumbersome to install since it has to have a bracket plate on the back of the mobo. So I have to screw in each corner individually, maybe that could be sloshing around the thermal paste too much?? Maybe I need to do a better job bundling up my PSU cables?? I don't know...
Any ideas or suggestions? Thanks a lot for your help guys! I'm not expecting my PC to be an icebox, but I would like for it to run at acceptable temperatures =) Let me know if you need any more information
get a thermal right cooler and crank it up to 3.8ghz-4ghz @1.421.45v
your temps will drop to 65c with a ultra-120 or even xp-90 - i use an ultra-90 my e6300 @2.8ghz 38c @100% cpu usage. same cooler on 4ghz p4 runs 65-70c @4.1ghz - i started selling 4.1ghz systems in 2003 no failures all with thermal right coolers - i tested alot of coolers and did alot of research even today the best cooler is the ultra 120.
"Thermaltake Silent 775 cpu fan " if this is that low profile square heat pipe cooler with 4 pipes its a total junk! the one with the blue fan 90cm - i tested one these total garbage.
i used it on fx-60 changed it out with a thermal right -- the rpm dropped from 3-4k to 2k and temps dropped 8c. it sounded like an airplane with "the silent cooler" to no sound with a thermal right ultra-90.
xp-90 clips on you need rails for 775, or clips on socket 478 -- if you got 775 get the ultra-90 (new egg coolerguys pc toys $28-$33) its a push pin there is also a bolt on version. If you use an ultra 120 you need the bolt on version.
trick: bend the arms slightly for more tension - if you temps are higher then 50c at idle try more thermal grease. depending on the mobo thickness you may not get enough pressure to even out the triple interface -slightly bending the 4 arms of the retaining clip in this case will drop temps 10c immeadiatly
good coolers: thermal right, scythe, venessa - junk: zalman, themaltake
venessa s is $33 and its a great cooler too. - any decent cooler is a copy of the xp-90 or its gigantic
Awesome, thanks for the information Grimmy! At least now I know my CPU is not about to go through a melt down or anything
DragonSprayer, I was looking at the Thermalright cooler you mentioned. Would the Ultra90 be compatible with future hardwares also? Reading through the site, it says it will fit Core 2 Duo's also. Because I'll be looking to upgrade in the next year or so and I'd hate to get a great fan that wouldn't carry over to my next system :?
Hey DragonSprayer! I was wondering if you had any opinions regarding the fan to install with the Thermalright Ultra 90. Do you think it would be any problem to have a Nexus 92mm Real Silent fan installed with it? It's gotten great reviews, the only issue may be that it's only at 1500 rpms. Should I go with a more powerful fan like the 2400 rpm Panflo recommended by Thermalright?