Everyone always complains about my room being extremely hot so I decided to check the temperatures and was surprised to see that they looked as so:
CPU - 45-50c
GPU - 60c
CPU - 88-99c
GPU - 80-82c
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3R CPU: Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz GFX Card: Radeon HD 6870 CPU Fan: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Case: Coolermaster Elite 330 Case Fans: 1 x 120mm Fan at the back blowing air out
I am considering buying another fan to put in the front to blow air in, would it make much of a difference?
Temps while gaming:
PC Case Setup:
I have 2 missing PCI slots as you can see, I am not sure what sort of effect that would have on the temperatures.
Things I have done:
- Took out Case/CPU Fan and cleaned out all the dust.
- Vacuumed rest of dust in case
- Made sure CPU cooler was firmly in place.
The CPU cooler I use is a bit big and interfers with the ram sticks, as you can see from the pic.
It did not fit properly and I had to force it down, so I think I will need to reapply some thermal paste.
But apart from that does anyone know what else I can do?
The addition of a fan (or two possibly) may help a bit. But I'm thinking that remounting the CPU cooler (and reapplying thermal compound) and also turning it 90 degrees (if possible) may be a good option.
Having those open PCI slots will help airflow a little but won't help with dust
My $0.02 worth
Re-installing the cooler(with new paste) is a must(check to ensure it is sitting on the cpu and not hitting anything else[would cause a gap and damage cooling ability]. Too much thermal paste is no good either.). No reason for that cpu to run THAT hot.
Hell even stock runs cooler.
The heatsink has just collected too much dust. Is the heatsink dusty?
I see you have a 1200 rpm fan, is that the case or cpu fan? If case its all good if cpu, maybe the board temperature motioning speed control is not working. HWmon shows a 25c cpu temp after all.
you can check my slowing the rear 120mm with your hand and seeing what fan slows down on SpeedFan or HWmon.
If you enter the bios and go under hardware monitor, you can turn off the Smart fan control to see if the temps get better. It will be louder, but this will allow you to see if its the coolers mounting or if the board is not increasing the fan speed.
The A50 is a good cooler, but i am not sure you should need a new one.
A long shot would be to run the cpu at a lower voltage. My i5 750 was able to get to very low voltage levels(0.80V idle 1.04v load and 1.20v turbo[the turbo was beyond my control]) and still be stable.
The temps do go up as a result because you are pulling heat off the back of the gpu. I have done it in the past without issues.
Unfortunately I have never tried the Freezer coolers like that on a i5 750, but they performed very well on older hotter cpus. I did bolt[for real, it was bolted] a e6600 cooler(C2D) on it with decent temps.
Only other option would be to try to take off the heatsink clean it(and the cpu with rubbing alcohol. No need to even remove the cpu from the holder) all up and remount with new paste. You can try to make the fan blow to the back of the case as well if you wish.