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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by pooker, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. pooker New Member

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    I ran prime95 for about 15 minutes in blend mode (100% cpu usage) and my temps got to 69 degrees celcius.

    Idle is in the high 40's. I have a phenom 2 550 that is overclocked to 3.42Ghz. I keep finding mixed reviews about the temps I want to be at. This is an 80w processor btw. I have an aftermarket heatsink as well.
     
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    full system specs would help. You can enter them in the userCP section.

    Also list what voltages you may have changed, what cooler you are using, how long the system has been running before you overclocked ( is it just dirty?) and so on. The more info you can give us, the easier it is for us to help track down that 70* temp.

    I havent run AMD in some time, but I think that is on the warmer side of where your temps should be at that clock.
     
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    cooler

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200023

    processor

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002BFOCW4/?tag=tec06d-20

    ram

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...m_re=g.skill_ddr2_1066-_-20-231-166-_-Product


    motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128394



    Something interesting. I am still running prime95 as we speak, and I just took my side panel off and the temps are running at 49c with 100% cpu usage with prime.

    Is my case ventalation that bad?

    I am using this case and powersupply at the moment

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name...-400W-20-4pin-ATX-Mid-Tower-Case-Black-Silver


    The only thing I can think of is the fact that the heatsink is so huge, that it is causing an overheating issue. It is like a few centimeters away from touching the side panel. I had to remove the "vent" for a small heatsink on the side panel to even get this heatsink to fit.
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    if opening the door on the case drops temperatures by 20 degrees, simply, yes the case airflow must be failing.

    I assume that chassis is stock, meaning you havent added any fans or cut any holes. It is IMHO a tiny oven for components as it sits. For free Id leave the door off if possible. If it isnt possible, look into improving the air flow.
     
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    Agreed.
    I think your running to hot though as is, definitely.
    I've got airflow like a wind tunnel and I still keep the side door off.
    It's just worth it.
    Makes a noticeable and immediate impact on temps for me.


    49c, that's plenty fine.
    70c, not good, it'd live, but that's just to hot and would most assuredly reduce the lifespan of the cpu.
     
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    I keep my side panel on because it keeps my temps lower than if i take it off lol. But then again I've got a 240 mm fan blowing air into the case with it. So pooker I recommend either adding a nice fan in the side or following previous advice and taking the door off
    Edit:
    If you don't want to add a fan and can't leave the side panel off due to pets and such then do the following: Remove side panel. Take to shooting range. Put target on it. Have fun. Remove target. Return home. Place on computer. Voila you have a modded side with more ventilation holes for at least a little bit of air to move through it :)
     
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  7. assaulter_99

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    lol to the above post! Anyways, just had a look at your case, there won't be much improvement if you add the optional 80mm fan to the side panel. You might wanna leave it open like others have said above. Or maybe try and mod the panel, so that you can put a much larger fan.
     

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