Recently I have been having lots of problems with my system freezing while I am encoding video and a few times while running lots of programs. I've think that I've narrowed it down to either the processor or the ram.
My processor seems to be running hot I'm not quite sure what is normal though. It idles around 50c and when it goes to encoding video which really loads the system it shoots up to around 57c. Are these normal temps or is it just overheating because of the load? Any solutions I can get to solve this problem.
Well it would help to know the processor and your ambient air temperature.
50C is a bit on the high side generally speaking although it shouldn't harm your computer.
More likely that your case is too warm and maybe that your graphics card is running too hot. What kind of case do you have? If it's a cheapy you could cut a hole in the side and put a fan (blowing on the cpu) and a grill using a dremel.. Do you own case mod.
Idle should be in the high 30's or low 40's - depends on your HSF. 57C at full load isn't too bad, but high 40s to low 50s would be better. With 30C case temps, your case is not too hot. Has your CPU temps just recently started rising to these levels? What HSF are you using?
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Well I am using a Cooler Master fan and heatsink. Nothing special it just has higher rpms then the stock fan I had.
I did just take some pressurizied air and saw there was a buildup of dust on the heatsink behind the fan. I cleaned it all out and now my temp has dropped to 41c idle. I might think of just upgrading the fan to a better design or just make sure that it's cleaned periodically.
I'll have to put a load on it and see if this helps. Any suggestions of good cooling would be helpful to.