I upgraded my Acer Aspire x1200 to a 500w power supply and a nvidia geforce 9800gt 1gb video card and put it into a bigger compaq case. my temps at idle are running hot. Im using Speedfan to monitor my temps, GPU is at 71 c, temp 1 55 c .
Im not sure why its getting hot and what i can do to keep it cool. Ive even tried putting a big fan on it and have it blow in the side. Ive cleaned it out real well.
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Place your finger on the base of the cpu heatsink. If it's relatively cool, then your temp monitoring software isn't accurate.