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I5 660 3.33Ghz idle temp?

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November 29, 2010 11:17:27 PM

Hey guys, put together a new PC with a radeon 5750 and i5 660 3.33Ghz. No OC. (Yet)
the idle temp for my CPU is around 40C, on load around 70C
For GPU it's 40C-45C idle.
My case is ANCIENT.
While playing Starcraft 2 on ultra settings, 2 times the CPU just froze and I had to force shut down. Sugestions?

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a c 159 à CPUs
November 30, 2010 12:11:43 AM

Is your power supply ancient also? List the specs, brand and 12v amp ratings.
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November 30, 2010 12:33:45 AM

Those temps seem fine - I'd also guess that your PSU might be the problem.
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November 30, 2010 1:31:17 AM

I just bought the PSU, 520 watt Cheetah slient engine.
Not sure exactly what you mean, but the box says : ATX 20 or 24 pin.
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a c 159 à CPUs
November 30, 2010 9:38:52 AM

The label on the ps should list the 12v rail ratings. If not, try their website. I wouldn't use a ps with less than 22 amps rating.
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November 30, 2010 2:27:53 PM

The only 520w Cheetah PSU I can find is by E-Power @ http://www.epowertec.com/power_cheetah.html.

Looks to be ok, but @m no expert.

DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V -5V +5VSB
Max Output Current 26A 52A 28A 1A 0.8A 2.5A
Combined Wattage 260W 336W 12W 4W 12.5W

I would lean towards your case no providing enough cooling and are you using stock heatsink, if so, get a better aftermarket.
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November 30, 2010 5:51:15 PM

52A on the 5V, but only 28A on the 12V? That's a sure sign of an older design. It's likely your problem.
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November 30, 2010 7:23:15 PM

das_stig said:
The only 520w Cheetah PSU I can find is by E-Power @ http://www.epowertec.com/power_cheetah.html.

Looks to be ok, but @m no expert.

DC Output +3.3V +5V +12V -12V -5V +5VSB
Max Output Current 26A 52A 28A 1A 0.8A 2.5A
Combined Wattage 260W 336W 12W 4W 12.5W

I would lean towards your case no providing enough cooling and are you using stock heatsink, if so, get a better aftermarket.


What case/CPU cooler would you say i get?
I would rather only get one or the other, and im on a tight budget
and my case is only 7" width so please not a huge one
Thansk guys ;D
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a c 159 à CPUs
November 30, 2010 8:54:00 PM

Get a 92 or 120mm heatsink with a 4 pin fan (works with smartfan bios setting). Arctic Cooling, thermaltake, and scythe make some models that go for $25-35.
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