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Thread: cpu runing at 61-75oc




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    my cpu is running at 61-63 idle an can get up 2 75+ when playing a game. i knw this is far to hot to run my system an was wondering if any one could advise me on a cheap replacement for the heatsink and fan. i want one that wont need any extra support and will be pretty quiet.

    also is there any think i can do in the mean time Iíve added a system fan to back an tht seems to of helped a bit

    the processor is a amd 1900+ xp

    thanks for reading

    also im from the uk jst incase u recommended a company on the side of world

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    I just ordered this cooler from Thermaltake called the Silent Boost. All copper, 21dB fan and is tested to be within 1-2 degrees of a Volcano 11+ on high!
    In the interrim, this may sound like a smartass answer, but have you thought of moving your computer to a cooler spot? I actually moved locations entirely, but here all my computers are on the north side of the house, and all of them run cooler than I've ever gained from any cooling mod I've ever done. Make sure it's not enclosed or the exhaust fans in back aren't blocked. Opening a window or cranking up the A/C helps too. Have you tried the case-side off test? If your CPU is cooler with the case side off, you need more case ventilation. I personally love these tips I've learned from other folks here at TweakTown as they're entirely within my budget....FREE! :thumb: Good luck with choosing a cooler. Everyone has their own favorite, so just do your research and listen to folks and what they use. :cheers:
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    :wow: woah there sparky, that is dangerously high! first off, it sounds like you have a major case cooling problem. Take off the side pannel and point a desk fan into it and see how much the temps drop. Secondly, when was the last time you cleaned the dust out of the HSF, that can make a HUGE difference if it is clogged with dust.

    as for a replace ment HSF, a volcano 7+ with some arctic silver 3 (or similar TIM) will work well for you ... but the best HSF and TIM in the world wont help you much if your case cooling really sucks.

    There are plenty of good HSF out there, but I'd recomend at least using the v7+ as a starting point for comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    Take off the side pannel and point a desk fan into it and see how much the temps drop.
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    lol, I see you beat me to it ...make it a beer and you've got a deal :)
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    WOOOHOOOO!!!
    A it is!
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    Yep I have same problem with those nasty temps (AMD XP2000+). Atm I just have a small desk fan blowing in as I am waiting to get a Vantec Aeroflow cooler. My temps dropped from about 60-65 to 49-53 by using a desk fan at idle. The system temp is 29 so the CPU could still use some cooling on my part.

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    Thanks for the advice i tryed it with the case of an that only droped it a few degrees. but i took the fan off an found a pile of dust on the heatsink cleaned that of an cleaned the fan an tht seems to helped for at last its in the high 50's i havnt tryed in a game yet.

    im looking into geting the Thermaltake Silent Boost if i can find a british company that sells it.

    also my system temp is around 26 is tht 2 high?

    thanks:cheers:

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    A few degrees matters! Well, OK, it's not critical, but it DOES show you could use some better case ventilation. Some systems actually get hotter when you take the case side off! As far as your system temp....that sounds good, but it also depends on the room temp. That's what I was getting at in my earlier post about the location of your machine, but it looks like it's just your CPU that is getting hot. What cooler are you running now? If it's the stocker and you're using the stock pink thermal pad, you can usually get several degrees cooler by using a better thermal interface material, like Arctic Silver 3. Lapping the heatsink can give you a few more degrees, but you can only polish a turd so much. If you want to optimize your cooling, I'd reccommend getting an all copper cooler, lapping it AND using a better TIM. Happy cooling! :cheers:
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    lol well i understood about half of tht post what is lapping an stock? sorry i knw this is proby obvious stuff but i donít like messin about with my cooler as last time i did i broke a fan blade...

    thanks 4 help :thumb:

    its a coolmaster fan on top of a amd provided heat sink

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