cpu temperature 140 degrees F!
Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:15 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 05:43 PM
Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:21 PM
1) Install some more case fans if possible. Remember if you have a fan at the front & one at the back (for example), then make sure one is blowing in air, while the other is blowing out. This will help to improve the airflow.
2) You may wish to consider upgrading the cpu heatsink/fan assembly. If you do, you will need to make sure you remove all traces of the old thermal compound from the cpu, then correctly apply fresh compound before installing the new heatsink. See the instructions on Arctic Silvers website for instructions.
Arctic Silver instructions
3) Whether you upgrade the heatsink/fan or not, it may still be advisable to renew the thermal compound. You want to use something like Arctic Silver 5 or an equivalent, to get the best results.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:05 PM
could it be a new fan i need though?
in all I have 3 fans. 1 in the front 2 in the back.
Posted 16 November 2008 - 08:25 PM
fan 1 - 879 rpm
fan 2 - 0 rpm
fan 3 - 873 rpm
fan 4 - 0 rpm
im sure all 3 of my fans spin. i did try it out before i but my case back on after i cleaned it. they all worked then.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 06:55 PM
This may explain why it's only picking up 2 of the fans.
If fan 1 relates to the cpu fan (which is normally does), then it does seem to be going rather slowly. This doesn't necessarily mean that it needs replacing however. A lot of systems throttle the fan speed i.e. the cpu fan speeds up when the cpu gets hotter & slows down when cooler. You may be able to disable this type of control in the bios & force the cpu fan to turn at max rpm the whole time.
Posted 17 November 2008 - 07:06 PM
My cpu always run at 65 C w/o thermal grease but dropped to 45 C with thermal grease.
Posted 19 November 2008 - 12:43 AM
would it improve it a lot?
lately my cpu temp. starts at about 45 but as the computer is left on it rises to the late 50s before I end up powering it down.
Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:41 PM
As others have said, the best way to cool a CPU is to improve the cooling solution on the CPU. This involves, at a minimum, replacing the thermal compound, and preferably replacing the thermal compound and putting a better heatsink/fan on.
I'd recommend getting the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro, which comes with quality thermal compound pre-applied on it. All you have to do is clean the old thermal compound off of the CPU using isopropyl alcohol (the higher the percentage, the better), and then snap in the Freezer 7 Pro, plug it in, and you're good to go.
Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:12 AM
So you are saying I have to remove my old heat sink?
Where/how exactly do I apply the thermal compound?
Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:23 AM
what else would I need to do besides installing it?
Posted 22 November 2008 - 12:07 PM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 02:04 PM
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