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How can the temperature of the pc be measured, for overheating?

for this pc:

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ OEM S939
Spire CPU Cooler S754/939 tot 4800+
Asus A8N-E
Antec Sonata II EC/MT 450Watt
Kingston ValueRam 2x512Mb 400 PC3200 CL3
XFX GF 7800GT 256MB Extreme 2dvi vivo PCI-E
WD SATA II 160Gb 8Mb 7200rpm
IDE hd master
IDE hd slave

what temperature should the pc be around?
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Download speedfan. You should be able to tell which ones are what. My athlon 2400 shows the first temp as-48° so i just unchecked it so i dont see it. It might be a bad sensor or just no sensor where speedfan thinks there should be one. My cpu is at 43° and my motherboard is at 39°. I have a third temp for the HD and its at 27°. These are in the range most need to be. Some run cooler and some run hotter. If speedfan says its running at 60° thats a little too warm. You can get by at that temp but i could'nt stand it and would be tearing things apart to redo them( like regrease the contact between the heatsink and cpu).

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when should I measure the temperature of the pc?
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When you startup speedfan it sits in your system tray. At any time you can just go down to the tray and place the curser on the temp there. If you have balloon tips running in XP speedfan will give you the temps you have checked in it. I would check it quite a few times while you are doing things with the computer. Just a quick drop down to the tray to see what the temp is. Most games take over the desktop so usually this is not possible when playing a game.

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I would like to measure when the temperature is at highest point. How can I do this?
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I would like to measure when the temperature is at highest point. How can I do this?
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you could run speedfan for a full 24 hours and sit there and watch it and see how high the temp gets....or you could just take a reading every 30 min...or 60 min....or take a reading when you're working the computer the hardest..
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When will the computer work the hardest?
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uh....i really don't want be rude...and i don't mean this to sound rude....
but when do you think the pc would be working the hardest?
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I don't know. When a disc is burned, game, using as many programs as possible?
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going in the right driection...if use increases the heat on the processor...then..one would assume it would be hottest when it's under the most use right?
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When is the most use of processor?
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(don't know if you have noticed or not but i'm trying to get you to think for yourself on this one)....it's not a hard concept...i would imagine that the time your processor is being used the most is when you're doing the most things...or the most processor intensive things....it's...well kind of common sense
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When is the most use of processor :when a disc is burned/ game/ using as many programs as possible/other ?
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i'm not trying to be a jerk here...i'm really not...but do you really expect us to spoon feed you this information? it's a simple concept...whenever the computer is doing the most (whatever that means) is when the processer is working the hardest and creates the highest temps....you could google "benchmarking software" or something like that...
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