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How to check for system stability with new build?

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January 9, 2012 9:24:47 PM

Hey guys,

Just finished my first build!

I'm curious now to ensure that everything is installed properly, and that temperatures are okay, ect.

How do I check GPU, CPU, and MOBO temps? What are optimal temps for these components?

I have a i5-2500k with stock cooler, GTX 560, and ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68. How can I ensure that air flow is sufficient and temperatures are in healthy range?

Thanks
January 9, 2012 9:27:14 PM

Use a software such as Core Temp.

A good CPU temp is around 60C.
January 9, 2012 9:33:03 PM

Thanks. What about during times of strain, like gaming?

BTW sorry about the double post. I tried to delete the extra, but it won't let me for some reason.
January 9, 2012 10:58:43 PM

cpuz for cpu info
gpuz for gpu info
coretemp / realtemp - for temp monitoring

you can do stress testing using prime95, S&M or orthos to see how your system will handle under 100% load but with stock cooling i doubt its a wise idea as you can will probably go pass 80oC. i suggest investing in an aftermarket cooler if your getting high temps

idle temp high 20 to mid 30oC is good
under load mid 40 to mid 70oC is good
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