Over the holidays, I decided to dust off an old Pentium D dekstop PC that's been dormant for a year or so. I was bored and wanted to tinker around with it. Anyway, I wiped the HDD with DBAN and reinstalled the OS. Cleaned it up pretty nice and connected peripherals I found in storage as well, DVD-R drive, Memory card reader, front side panel USB, audio and video, and two quieter fans. Now it purrs like a kitten and if it were 10 years ago, I'd be thrilled
Very barebones at this point, but I did install Speccy so I could see what hardware was installed. Speccy shows temperatures for the motherboard and HDD. It doesn't show temps for the CPU, which I find odd.
Anyway, HDD temp is 28°C and the motherboard temp is 53°C. The motherboard temperature seems very high. Shouldn't it be in the high 20s to mid-30s? Like I said, the PC is barebones, so the motherboard and CPU are not under any heavy load.
Also, not sure how accurate Speccy is for hardware temps, so I'm wondering if there's a better program to install that will monitor temperatures, or check them on demand.
I look forward to your replies.