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January 13, 2013 5:54:04 PM

after 2 hours of Far Cry 3 gameplay (on max) my machine was this hot inside http://puu.sh/1Njmv

this is the hottest it gets when i play games, is this a standard hot stage for when playing games?

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January 13, 2013 6:18:29 PM

kiezz said:
download hwmonitor and post a screenshot of the temperatures that shows
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html


that program looks so much easier to understand, i wont be playing anymore until Tuesday so i'll let you know then if thats ok please?
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a b K Overclocking
January 13, 2013 6:28:28 PM

yeah no problem at all just post back here
January 14, 2013 1:10:30 AM

shaun88 said:
after 2 hours of Far Cry 3 gameplay (on max) my machine was this hot inside http://puu.sh/1Njmv

this is the hottest it gets when i play games, is this a standard hot stage for when playing games?


Those are really hot temps
Make sure you computer clean for better air flow
Your computer didnt gave you a warning temp and shut down on you?
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2013 2:34:59 AM

You have a Radeon HD 7850/7870 right ? Those are hot temperatures but it can get much hotter than that (But it's dangerous). First thing as kiezz said check temperatures when the GPU/CPU is on load whit HWMonitor.

You can clean the pc with a can of compressed air to remove dust from the GPU and CPU heatsink and if that doesn't solve the problem you may have a bad airflow in your case. Put some intake fans in the front or side of the case and procure to have more intakes than exhaust fans to create a positive air pressure to help the overall cooling of the case and the hardware.
January 14, 2013 10:01:13 AM

kiezz said:
yeah no problem at all just post back here

this is the result of playing far cry 3 for 1 and a half hours http://puu.sh/1NBsS
January 14, 2013 10:01:51 AM

cmstormscouts said:
Those are really hot temps
Make sure you computer clean for better air flow
Your computer didnt gave you a warning temp and shut down on you?


i didnt get any warning message, i used this program to show me the temps as i was playing http://puu.sh/1NBsS
January 14, 2013 10:03:13 AM

jrayx said:
You have a Radeon HD 7850/7870 right ? Those are hot temperatures but it can get much hotter than that (But it's dangerous). First thing as kiezz said check temperatures when the GPU/CPU is on load whit HWMonitor.

You can clean the pc with a can of compressed air to remove dust from the GPU and CPU heatsink and if that doesn't solve the problem you may have a bad airflow in your case. Put some intake fans in the front or side of the case and procure to have more intakes than exhaust fans to create a positive air pressure to help the overall cooling of the case and the hardware.


i already cleaned my pc, its dust free, i only have 1 intake fan in the front, non at the back, i think i need a better case, what do you think of this http://puu.sh/1NBsS
thats the temps when i play far cry 3
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2013 11:48:20 AM

Your cpu temp at 43c high is fine thats not a problem
Your gpu at 62c high is not a problem but it is slightly above average
Your mainboard at 51 is too hot you need to install an exhaust fan at the back of the case to remove hot air this will improve your temperatures a lot as 1 intake fan is not enough you need to remove the hot air
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2013 5:24:47 PM

shaun88 said:
i already cleaned my pc, its dust free, i only have 1 intake fan in the front, non at the back, i think i need a better case, what do you think of this http://puu.sh/1NBsS
thats the temps when i play far cry 3


The CPU and GPU temperatures seems ok, but the motherboard it's really hot. And the Hard Drive is quite hot too, 47° is not to healty for a drive.
You could remove the side panel of your case and put a small box fan or something like that, and check while gaming the temperatures and take a screenshot. If the temperatures are better, you probably need a better case with more intake fans to improve the airflow.
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2013 8:31:53 PM

Very true about the hard drive some have a maximum operating temperature of 55c and your to close for comfort to that
January 14, 2013 8:36:16 PM

kiezz said:
Your cpu temp at 43c high is fine thats not a problem
Your gpu at 62c high is not a problem but it is slightly above average
Your mainboard at 51 is too hot you need to install an exhaust fan at the back of the case to remove hot air this will improve your temperatures a lot as 1 intake fan is not enough you need to remove the hot air


ok thank you, this is my temps when i dont play games, just general use such as surfing the internet and playing music http://puu.sh/1NNX9 is that normal?
January 14, 2013 8:37:47 PM

jrayx said:
The CPU and GPU temperatures seems ok, but the motherboard it's really hot. And the Hard Drive is quite hot too, 47° is not to healty for a drive.
You could remove the side panel of your case and put a small box fan or something like that, and check while gaming the temperatures and take a screenshot. If the temperatures are better, you probably need a better case with more intake fans to improve the airflow.


ok thank you, this is my temps when i dont play games, just general use such as surfing the internet and playing music http://puu.sh/1NNX9 is that normal?
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2013 9:00:06 PM

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ok thank you, this is my temps when i dont play games, just general use such as surfing the internet and playing music http://puu.sh/1NNX9 is that normal?


Those are good temperatures, the CPU is ok and also the GPU, the motherboard and the Hard Drive. It goes up when you play games and do intensive use of the GPU or CPU, so it's very probable that your problem is a very bad airflow inside your case.
Which case do you have ? Probably we can help to lower those temps by taking a look on your case. How many fans do you have installed ?
a b K Overclocking
January 14, 2013 10:19:40 PM

+1 to what jrayx said
January 15, 2013 7:42:38 AM

jrayx said:
Quote:
ok thank you, this is my temps when i dont play games, just general use such as surfing the internet and playing music http://puu.sh/1NNX9 is that normal?


Those are good temperatures, the CPU is ok and also the GPU, the motherboard and the Hard Drive. It goes up when you play games and do intensive use of the GPU or CPU, so it's very probable that your problem is a very bad airflow inside your case.
Which case do you have ? Probably we can help to lower those temps by taking a look on your case. How many fans do you have installed ?


i have Evesham Plus Solar Visto. my friends dad built my pc for me, i think it must be a cheap case because there's only 2 or 3 3.5" bays inside (no 2.5's at all) i have a fan at the front to intake air, and non at the back and from what i can see, there isnt space or anything to install one at the back, my case is that unpopular i couldnt find a pic of the inside, but this is the outside of it http://puu.sh/1O0hr
January 15, 2013 7:43:15 AM

kiezz said:
+1 to what jrayx said


i have Evesham Plus Solar Visto. my friends dad built my pc for me, i think it must be a cheap case because there's only 2 or 3 3.5" bays inside (no 2.5's at all) i have a fan at the front to intake air, and non at the back and from what i can see, there isnt space or anything to install one at the back, my case is that unpopular i couldnt find a pic of the inside, but this is the outside of it http://puu.sh/1O0hr
a b K Overclocking
January 15, 2013 11:01:42 AM

you can get converter bays for 3.5" to fit 2.5"if your stuck http://www.scan.co.uk/products/dynamode-25-to-35-hdd-ss... its just £3
most cases will have a space for a fan at the back maybe jrayx will disagree but you need at least one fan blowing air out of the case one fan blowing air into the case will not build up enough pressure to blow the hot air out fast enough as what one fan sucking air out of the case will do,
I know there are pro's and cons to having positive or negative air pressure in yor case but in your situation with 1 fan it would be better to have that mounted at the back and blowing air out it would be even better if you could just leave that fan and buy a new one and mount it at the back blowing air out
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