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Average temperatures for HDDs and quad core cpu ?


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rxkevco

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Hi all,
My new build system has been up and running now for over a week and so far, everything is running as it should be with no errors or bsods.

I have Q6600 that appears to be running at a temp of between 34c and 41c.
I have 4gb of GEIL black dragon 8500 ram without any aftermarket cooling.

My OS sata drive is always between 30c and 36c, and my other 2 x sata drives are always between 30c and 33c.
The 320gb OS drive is ALWAYS 2 - 3 degrees celsius higher than the other two 500gb drives.

Obviously these temps are affected by climatic conditions such as central heating etc, , but even with the house very hot and central heating on full, , these temps only increase by a further 1 degree or so.

Are these sort of temps acceptable or should i be looking at a better cooling solution.

The cpu has a ASUS V-60 cooler/fan,to go with the ASUS P5Q PRO motherboard.

The coolermaster case has 2 x 80mm front intake fans blowing on 2 of the 3 hdds, and one 80mm rear exhaust fan.

I also have installed a ZALMAN MFC2 digital temp/fan controller, , which i hope is accurate.

Look forward to a little clarity on average temperature values on this system.
Many thanks, kev

Edited by rxkevco, 21 November 2008 - 01:07 PM.

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dsenette

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those temps look average....they're within operating specs for sure.....is that under load or no?
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No, , not under load, just average, email and explorer open, antivirus etc.

I dont know what to use to try it under load, as i have been using this week to see if i have any other problems first.
I have only built the pc a week or so ago and as its my very first attempt at building my own machine i have left her on 24hrs a day since it was built just to make sure all is well.
I have sort of lost touch with what people use these days to test under full load.

Its primarily a DAW,(digital audio workstation) and will be most under load recording audio tracks , software sythesisers and a little bit of sampling.
I wont be using it for games, and havent even set up my studio software as yet (cubase 4 ).

What do you reccomend ? ?
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ur temps are good , some people's cpu are at 50 or even 60 which is quite high , my cpu runs at about 32-34 idle
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