I recently assembled a PC 3 weeks ago. Yesterday I used a temperature program to test if everything was ok.
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3
Processor: Intel® Core2 Duo CPU E7400 @ 2.80GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM (2x 1GB PC8500 DDR2 Dual-Channel 1066)
NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT (512mb)
These are the temperatures I got -
CPU - 38 & 38
GPU - 40
HDD 1 - 38
HDD 2 - 37
HDD 3 - 38
But when I begin gaming (Counter Strike Source, Empire Total War etc) my CPU temperature increases to 99 & 98 degrees Celsius (varies in 90 zone). Is this normal/ok?
I have used 3 different temperature programs (Speedfan, HWMonitor, RealTemp) with all recording same temperatures. My case has 1x 80mm fan located at the back and the CPU heatsink/fan (Stock Intel). I opened the case and clear some of the little dust on the heatsink and re-seated it.
Do I need to purchase a non-stock heatsink/fan, new case with more fan options? Otherwise what are your suggestions?
BTW the PC doesn't shut itself down when this occurs and the CPU fan is running and varies in speed when the temperature increases (a little loud but could be older style ATX case - approx 7 years old).
Edited by Jackpot-NZ, 27 March 2009 - 06:58 PM.