So i have finally built my ! rig (may not be your dream rig...but i love it
6GB 1600mhz ocz ram
ati radeon hd 5850
In prime 95 my cpu is running at 90 celsius at 9 minutes on the blend test....is this high? it seems so....i idle at around 42-44.
On to the real question:
I bought a cooler master R4 90CFM less than 20 decibal fan to take up one of the side vents on my cooler master scout. At the moment, it is intaking cool air and blowing it toward my graphics card (which has its own fan...is this going to counteract/slow down the graphics card's integrated cooling? the other slot on the side of the case is adjacent to my cpu...i worried that blowing air toward the cpu fan might slow it down (idk how many of you have blown on a fan, but it normally slows down.)
my question is this....:
should the fan be an intake or an exhaust....and what spot would be best to put it in (on the side of the case)?
Intake or exhaust over the vid card?
or intake or exhaust over the cpu?
I believe that i also have the option of moving the fan to the front of the case for extra intake there....where do you guys think it would be best place?
I've read a lot on this subject, and cant seem to find any REAL consensus.
Are these high cpu temps? Whats the safe max range?
OK! We know you've got a Coolermaster Scout pc case. We know you were running Prime 95 at load. It appears as if your cpu temperature is high.
1. What was the ambient room temperature when you ran Prime95?
2. What utility or software did you use to measure cpu temperature?
3. At the time of testing was the system overclocked?
4. Did you measure the temperature of the four cpu cores?
If you did not measure the temperature of the cpu cores, then please download RealTemp and CoreTemp. Run both utilities while running Prime95 and post the cpu core temperatures.
5. Are you using a stock Intel cpu heatsink that came with the cpu or a third party cpu heatsink?
6. If you are using a stock Intel cpu heatsink did you remember to remove the plastic film on the thermal compound?
7. If you are using a third party cpu heatsink did you apply thermal compound according to the manufacturer's instructions?
8. Is the cpu heatsink fastened securely?
9. What was the speed of the cpu fan when running Prime95?
10. What was the temperature of the 5850 video card when running Prime95?
The ambient room temperature is 75 degrees farenheight, im using the stock intel fan, and the temperature of all four cores was about 89-90 with the side fan as an exhaust fan in the bottom slot. Im using realtemp to find my temps...going to switch the side fan to intake right now to test the difference
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.
Like I see, the problem could be the orientation of the fan. You can taken the air from the back side of the GPU, that obviously is hot. I would change the orientation of the cooler to the front of the case, because the airflow comes from the front to the back side of your case.