Hey guys it's me again. I have a quick question about something again. Is there a program or some thing i can download or use that will tell me the temperture of my cpu while it's in use. I would like to be able to test the temps of my cpu when i get it during normal use and during gameplay or testing it with 3d mark too see if the temputures are good. would it be okay to test it with the older version 3d marks or should i use the new 3d mark5 for best testing to see if my computer will run stable enough? What are goods temps for this cpu during normal use and intence use like playing games? Oh and one more thing I would like to put like a digital thermometer or something in my case to see if the temps are good where or what would be good place to get one?
You aren't really going to be able to use any digital thermometer to measure temps, as you won't be able to get a probe close enough to the core to really measure it accurately.
As long as your CPU stays below 60° C under load you are fine. Temperatures can very widely depending on enviroment and case air flow.
3DMark programs will give you a good ideal whether you are stable or not but will not be certain. If you are really concerned about testing for stability you should use a program like Prime95, or SiSoftware and run the burn-in tests for a couple of hours.
Motherboard Monitor will tell you your temps. Asus also provides a utility for this.
well i already have a case so i just need to get a thermometer for the case or something. I checked that site but i don't want to spend $25.00 or $30.00 to buy somthing just to tell me my case temps. can i pick up like a simple didgital thermometer from walmart and put it in.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by newdude on 10/07/04 08:41 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
Hey thinks for the help. Hey I checked your pc and I have a question about your fans. Right now i have 4 fans on my system. One intake in the front bottom,and one blowing on the vvideo cards. I have two outake fans one on the back and the power suooly fan. I'm thinking about adding another intake fan blowing on the cpu like you have. Would that be to many intake fan? I would like to install like a plastic side piece like you have to, but one that i could open like a door. I probally would pu the thermometer on that. My fan on the bottom front doesn't suck that much air in so maybe the fan blowing on the cpu would be okay. Or maybe a fan blowing on the cpu but without a blow hole. Where do you think i could find a plastic sheet to put on the side of my case? THanks dude.
Every case is a little different. The truth is though, that no case is sealed tight enough to really worry about positive or negative air pressure. In theory you want the intake and exhaust to be the same. You can have more intake than exhaust, the air will find its way out. The best way to do it is try the fan both ways and monitor your temps each way, some case will work better with the fan intake, other exhaust. With it as an intake, there is a possibility that most of the air being blown in will be sucked right back out by the exhaust fan. As for the window, you can get window kits for PCs for under $10 USD. You can also pick up just a peice of lexan from any hardware store for $2-3 (What I did). Then you can use a hole saw (3") to cut the round hole for the fan. As for the metal on the case, I used a die grinder, with a cut wheel.
And my original post on my case:
Well finally complete my new case. Nothing to fancy, wanted functionality this time.
Anyways my CPU and GPU temps seem to indicate it is working well. My CPU sits at about 41-42° C at idle, and 43-44° C at full load! I was impressed only a 3-4° spread in temp, between idle and full load! GPU went from about 65° C at idle, to 55° C at idle, during 3DMark it stays below 60° C, seems to hover about 58-59° C. Once again, very small spread!
The pictures don't do the paint job justice, but it is all painted and clear coated, inside and out.
Also notice the screws, in the top? Thats the hard drives, PSU is in the front lower part of the case!
I have the PSU unit in the lower front part of the case, blowing hot air out the front, an intake fan blowing on the video card, and an intake blowing cool air into the CPU heatsink, then 3 exhaust fans on the rear, one in the normal location, and then two where the PSU used to be, sucking hot air away from the hard drives.
Oh and as for the door, hardware stores carry small hinges that would work great for a little plastic window.