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Normal CPU and MB temperatures?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Nocontact, Nov 14, 2002.

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  1. Nocontact

    Nocontact Thread Starter

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    I just ran my Asus probe (I'm using an Asus P4S333 MB) and I saw some strange things that made me a little concerned. Under the monitoring tab, under Power Fan, the status was blinking saying that the power fan was running below threshold. For the Chassis fan the same thing was happening.
    I went to the BIOS and under both the headings it said N/A. Does this mean that I don't have either and have nothing to worry about?
    My CPU temp is 40 c/ 104 f, and my MB is 28 c/ 82 F.
    The CPU fan is running between 3026 (in Bios) to 3082 (now).
    Does anyone know if these temps are normal and if they are why the Asus probe is giving me a hard time?
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. DaftMule

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    These temps look fine to me...my Athlon 1.333ghz Athlon runs at 55C under load, 52C normal with a case temp of 28C.

    If the speed readings in your BIOS for the two fans reads N/A, they may be plugged into power sockets on the mobo that don't have sensors attached...although I'm not sure which fan 'Power Fan' is refering to?

    Best thing is to whip the side off your case. Look to see that your fans are running OK...not making any noise or visibly struggling to turn. If so, I don't think there is much to worry about really.
     
  3. AngryClip

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    my temps are atm 54 CPU and 44 Case, but my puter been on for like 2 days so its entitled to be a little bit warm.

    To try and get ya fans to work better try cleaning them from all the dust and grime and stuff
     
  4. Rockn

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    Well I am concerned about my Athlon XP!! It is running way too cool....the MB temp is at 25C and the CPU is at 40C :D

    A good CPU fan and case makes all the difference and so does Arctic Silver.....HI HO SILVER.....nervermind.
     
  5. AngryClip

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    :D lol i had terrible problems wth my last puter and heat problems, touch wood its fine with this one
     
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    Mine is a lowly P3-800, but it's loafing along at 23 degrees right now. :)
     
  7. DaftMule

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    Angry...44C is a bit warm for your case temp!

    My advice...get an Aluminium case. Dropped my core temp by 10-12C and my case temp by a similar amount :)
     
  8. Rockn

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    WHY would an aluminum casse make the slightest bit of difference? It is the way the air flows through the case that makes the real difference. I have one fan in front that brings air in and two in the back of the case that exhaust warm air. Having a good balance of air pressure inside your case makes a difference. I also modified the front of the case so air is only coming in in one spot, the rest is sealed off. What kind of CPU fan do you have NoContact??
     
  9. DaftMule

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    Because aluminium is 3 times more efficient than steel at transferring heat Rockn. As your case warms up, the quicker you can transfer that heat to the outside the better. You obviously know about airflow which, granted, is important too. I'm just reporting my experience when I swapped my tower case for a midi Aluminium case with just the standard two case fans that came with it.
     
  10. Rockn

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    Well aluminum will transfer heat to the air faster, but I am not sure it will make that big of a difference with a steel case that is well ventillated. The objective is to get the air inside the case temp inside to be the same as the ambient air temp outside and moving the air is the only way to accomplish that. Turn off your case fans and see how well the aluminum will help you then. I wonder if any OC web sites have done a comparrison??
     
  11. Nocontact

    Nocontact Thread Starter

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    Well I can hear the fan, feel it's output from the rear of the case and the case itself doesn't feel warm. But I don't think that I have any extra fans, I just have the CPU fan. I ordered the PC without any extra fans. But I've been experiencing low system resources lately and wondered if this could be what the deal is.
     
  12. DaftMule

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    Nocontact...the only way you'll see how many case fans you have is by taking the side panel off and having a look really. Usually there is one case fan at the front and the exhaust fan from the power supply unit at the back. You may well have a second case fan on the back plate somewhere but that'll depend on the case. Your temps look OK so I shouldn't worry about it to much but you may want to take the side cover off and have a look just for your peace of mind :D

    As to the low system resources, that is more likely due to lots of processes running in the background. To find that out, what you have running, hit CTRL-ALT-DEL once. You'll get the dialog box come up with a list of the processes running at that time. If your system came ready to go with the operating system already there, chances are it'll have plenty of stuff going on in the background that you don't really need.

    As a first question, what operating system are you running? With Win98 you can go to Start-Run and type in msconfig and then OK. On the box that pops up, go to the Startup tab and that will have a list of things that are started up when you boot. The ticked ones are those which are started obviously. (Sorry if this is all old news to you. Not sure of your level of familiarity with these things :rolleyes: )

    Tell us a bit more about your system and we can go from there.
     
  13. Nocontact

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    See this is the thing, I've eliminated everything from the Start menu and my tray boots up with no icons in it. The only things that start are the necessary ones.
    I'm running Win 98 SE on a P4 1.7 256 MB DDR.
    I just find it hard to believe that by running a few browser windows, and outlook express that my resources are down around the high 50's low 60's.
    I even disabled my AV from running in the background all the time to see if that helps.
    Another things is that certain programs aren't closing (I just posted this problem in the OS section) but I don't know what's supposed to be normal. I talk to people who are running what I assumed to be systems that are not quite as strong as mine and they're telling me they're running 10-14 different tasks at one time. I don't think I could handle this and I wonder why.
    As far as the case goes, if I open it I void the warranty.
     
  14. Rockn

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    Low system resources can be from almost anything running. Do what the Daft one suggests with the msconfig or msinfo32 and post back the contents. Have you done a scandisk and defrag lately?
     
  15. Nocontact

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    ScanRegistry Registry (Machine Run) C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    SystemTray Registry (Machine Run) SysTray.Exe
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Run) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    LoadPowerProfile Registry (Machine Service) Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme

    See, nothing there. I ran a scandisk and defrag next week.'
    I hate to sound like I don't appreciate the help, it's just that having done this stuff and seeing no improvement I'm just getting frustrated.
     
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