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CPU Temp and Case Temp

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Domer_und, Apr 12, 2005.

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  1. Domer_und

    Domer_und Guest Thread Starter

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    Checking the Bios, My CPU is running at a Temp in the 44-50 C range and the Case temp seems to be around 36-40 C. I have a stock heat sink w/ fan and do not overlcock. I have a P4 630, an Asus P5GD2-Deluxe Mobo, and the Antec P160 case.

    Any suggestions as to what I can do to lower the temps. I know they are not bad, but when just loading my machine and running the bios for 10 minutes, I don't think the CPU should be that hot.

    I have 1 intake fan on the front of my case (120mm) and another out fan on the back (120 mm).

    How much difference would better wire management make. (Right now Its a mess, although I tried to organize them somewhat out of the way!)

    Thanks for the help.

    Domer
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, the case temperature should not be more than 8-10C over the room temperature at idle. I prefer exhaust fans to intake fans as a rule, since they're generally more effective. I actually removed intake fans from two of my large tower systems and lowered the temperatures by 3-4C with no other changes. :) The indications I see are that your processor cooling is decent, but the case cooling is sub-standard.

    If you remove the side cover, and the temperatures fall significantly, that's a clear indication that you need better case cooling.
     
  3. Domer_und

    Domer_und Guest Thread Starter

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    Could I simply turn the front intake fan around to make it blow out? Then I'd have two fans both blowing air out (one in the back, the other in the front). Or should I simply just remove the front intake fan all togther?
    *I guess I could just test this and see if their is any improvements huh?*

    Also what other ways are there to cool down my case... i have an Antec P160.

    Thanks for your help.

    Domer
     
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