I just built a AMD Quad Core, 4GB RAM . 500 Watt Power, 500gb HD, running XP.
It came with the Sparkle 9400GT graphics card but im replacing it with a Sapphire 4830 when I get it.
What are good temps for my Mobo and CPU? I used this utility that came bundled with the ASUS kit. I looked around on google and it seems like there is a wide range of temps depending on what your setup is. (Intel, AMD, Quad core, etc)
I have them set to "optimal "right now instead of "performance".
Performance makes it louder and all fans run at full speed.
Right now if I look at the utility it says:
CPU 53 C
System 40 C
CPU Volt 13120
Computer usage shows between 0-5 percent. This is just using the internet right now.
The temp monitor you are using now may not be giving the exact temps. You may want find a program the matches your BIOS reading at idle. I'm running a AMD 940 and the specs say that the built-in thermal protection will shut down at 62c.
The MoBo I am using is th Asus M3A79-T DeLuxe and the NorthBridge is rated to 55c, but personally I won't let it get to 50c