Ive just purchased a 1100T and an arctic freeze 13 and installed it, my idle temps are at 37c, Is this normal? I mean if its this hot maybe i should put the stock cpu fan back in there till i find a better one?
well within normal rates, consider that room temperature is 19-21ish degrees C in the winter and CPUs generate a good amount of heat. so much so that they will fail nearly instantly if the fan is removed.
Like I said upgrade to a good aftermarket heatsink/fan that if you aren't using one yet. What case do you have and what is the width? If its big enough you can put something like a Hyper 212 in there. That should keep it pretty cool.
My case cost me about 30 quid cheapest part, its standard sized, just fit me mobo in there (Asus M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3) The fan i bought with the cpu is : http://www.ebuyer.com/253477-arctic-cooling-freezer-13-...
and that only just fit aswell. I dont know if its any good, but looks similar to your hyper 212 i just googled
Thats not a bad heatsink/fan and it should keep the CPU pretty cool. I would just play the games you have and don't worry unless it starts to really over heat. The only other thing you can do is get a better case, get more fans or watercool everything.
Ok Yea think case is next maybe watercooling next couple of months. And maybe replace the 6870 BE i got, bought that as it was `highly recommended` but i need somethin with a bit better performance, while savin cash at the same time if its possible haha
Thanks very much dude, i will look into getting a second 6870 in that case. And thanks for the help with my new cpu, the fan looked so unauthordox i thort it would be crap, its good to know im not going to blow myself up :-)
Just had a quick look for another one of my graphics cards and cant find it anywhere, does it have to be by xfx same as mine? and does it have to be a black edition same as mine aswell? xfx 6870 black edition 940mhz 1gb gddr5