My AMD Athlon 64 X2 is running at 3.105Ghz overclocked, and the temps are on average 57C. I know this is a 125W CPU, but are these temps normal? Also the case is well ventilated with 2 120mm fans and 1 80mm fan, and stock 6000+ CPU heatsink/fan.
Edit: The 2 120mm fans are 1 at the side panel as exhaust, 1 at the front for intake, and the 80mm is in the rear as intake. Also my room is about 75F and the case is in the open.
Edit: SRY, but which is the CPU fan again? FANIN0 or FANIN1? Cannot remember for the life of me. Cause FANIN0 is 4500 RPM @ idle. Also is 63C under load, ok for an overclocked Radeon HD 4770? I oc'ed all the way ati overdrive would let me.
It will be the fan that changes as the CPU workload increases.
Probably Fan 0. And 4500RPM at idle isn't good... not good at all.
Your cooler is keeping your CPU out of the 'real danger' zone but its working much hard than should be necessary.
Lets take everything (CPU and GPU) back to stock speeds and take some more temp measurements.
Yes, here are a few good choices @ FrostyTech. A Top10 list with reviews (lists for Intel and AMD so check the right one).
Also close to top end of that range is the Corsair H50 Hydro... a self contained water cooler kit.
It's pretty good - but not as good as the best air coolers. Adding a 2nd fan makes a difference, both to the H50 and some of the better air coolers too. . But also raises the final price too. Corsair makes a H70 model with 2 fans in the kit.
When you get right down to it the matter of a few degrees extra cooling might not be worth an extra $30~$40 IMO. It's not necessary to buy a cooler that is half the price of the CPU to get a good result.