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My Computer seems to be hotter than I think it should.

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July 21, 2009 12:07:23 AM

First off my current specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad 2.50GHz
6G Memory
ATI Radeon HD 4870 1G
CORSAIR 650W Power Supply

Now the main issue at hand!
Im not much of a PC hardware expert but I do know when things dont seem to be right when it comes to certain things.

I recently upgraded my video card and a power supply necessary to support the card. However since I upgraded, my computer seems to get extremely hot. I understand that when I play games that require a lot of power, but even when im not its really hot.

I can feel that near the area where my harddrive is it gets the hottest, and also any time I put a CD in for a while and take it out, the CD is really hot as well.

If there is anything I can do to solve these issues please let me know and if you need to know any further information to do so please let me know. I dont want my computer to burn up in flames!

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July 21, 2009 12:20:00 AM

The CCC will show the actual temperature of your GPU, check that.
CoreTemp, or real temp or any number of different utilities can show your CPU temp, check that also.
It would also help to know what case you are using, what kind of airflow it has. Something that just 'feels hot' isn't really enough information to go on.
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