recently i bought a Q8300 for dirt cheap from my friend, (as he was upgrading to i7), along with that i bought a brand new gigabyte GA-G41M-Combo (rev. 2.0), and a transcend 4gb DDR3(1333mhz, rest all setup is old.
So my problem is, On idle my system is running above 55 degree(stock fan), and while on full load (prime 95, IntelBurnTestV2) it easily reaches 95 above, which is making me scared, so em planning to change my cpu cooler
*is it nomral i.e above mentioned temp(the stock fan is around 2yrs old)
*my budget is limited i.e 35$
*my motherboard is micro-ATX (24.4cm x 21.0cm), i don want to loose any ram slot.
*want to overclock from 2.5ghz to 3.0ghz at safer temp (only if under my mentioned budget)
*mechanical soft like catia, proE, ansys
*gaming in med settings, watching movies, browsing
my system spec
*acer 24" monitor 1080p with 2*100rms speakers with external amp
*intel q8300 @2.5ghz with stock cooler
*gigabyte GA-G41M rev 2.0
*transcend 4gb ddr3 1333mhz
*setagge 500gb 7200rpm
*normal cabinet (size next to micro atx boards)
*no extra fans, but i always keep my cabinet 24/7 open
any kind of info would be of great help, thanks in advance
One more last question,how to detect a fake stock cooler, I know it sounds strange cause my stock cooler is only 3pin, i.e no pwm, with a constant rpm of 3500, n made of 100% aluminium bottom,n with very loud noise which is audible even from 15ft, so wats ur opinion original or fake??