Case+CPU temp?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by lieb39, Oct 17, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Hello Everyone,

    I did a case mod today, Added a fan on to top of my case, since I figured that heat rises. I will post pictures later, just a question. I wane to see what tempature my CPU is running at. Any easy programs to do this? I have a athlon 1900 cpu. Also, whats the tempature range for that cpu?

    thanks,

    lieb39
     
  2. CoasterCowboy

    CoasterCowboy NTFS Junkie

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  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    You should state what motherboard you are using in your specs page.
    Gigabyte has a software what monitors the system resources/temps for their own mobos.
     
  4. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Sorry, I have a k7s5a mb. i tried mb5 but its too hard. anyone?

    -lieb39
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    Do a search for speedfan


    easy to use and acurate, if you dont know which sensors are for what , use AIDA32 to get all the info on your whole setup right down to the very last detail.


    :)
     
  6. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Hey! I have same processor! Athlon right? Different mobo - but I uses MBM without real problem, except that I have to apply a cludge to adjust temp - and that involved an educated guess - currently my CPU is running at 38oC and I have the alarm set at 50oC - it rarely hits that unless I drive it hard for about a half hour...

    You should be able to use MBM anyway, it worked OK for me, plus they have a BB and are pretty helpful.
     
  7. CoasterCowboy

    CoasterCowboy NTFS Junkie

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    I have the same motherboard with an Athlon XP 1800 and MBM works fine. Below is a set-up guide for the K7S5A and MBM5 from the K75SA forum, which can be found here:

    http://pub140.ezboard.com/bk7s5amotherboardforum

    Temperature/voltage monitor
    Many use the freeware program MotherBoard Monitor 5 to monitor their CPU/System temperatures and voltages.
    After you have installed MBM5, you need to configure it to read from the correct sensor IDs on the board.
    The K7S5A has two temperature sensors, one mounted in the middle of the CPU socket (SiS950/ITE8705-3) and one mounted right of the PCI slots (SiS950/ITE8705-2):

    Hope this helps
     
  8. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    using speedfan. end of that story haha. next step. over clocking.. is there just a simple app out there that i can just slide a bar, i had one like that for my geforce card. i know every setup is different, but approx. how fast can i athlon 1900 be clocked to using standard fans.. no water cooling..

    -lieb39
     
  9. Bronx Bomber

    Bronx Bomber Guest

    lieb93, i gots a question for you: After you did the case mod and added the fan, what was the average drop in temperature? cause i was thinking about doing the same thing to my case.
     
  10. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Hmm a lot. I did this to make my pc quiet.. Now I am only running on that one fan (other than my cpu and psu) average drop rate? not sure.. i never checked before because i always had my case open. but a lot, think about it, heat rises ;-). Right now there is just a box where the air comes out (pretty strong too) but i'll get a grill soon. very easy job too.

    -lieb39
     
  11. Bronx Bomber

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    great, i was planning on doing it, cause heat rises. but i wanted to rewire the inside of my case.
    plus, im kinda lazy. :D
     
  12. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    i hear ya, im lazy too. but i needed a friday night project, and i figured this out help out my heat problem. you should see my cabling in my case.. its really bad.. actually, here is my case (before the project tonight.. see how bad the cabling is? i haven't done a thing about it haha


    Picture 1

    Picture 2

    Picture 3

    Picture 4

    -lieb39
     
  13. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    lemme tell you lieb if you puch that processor it gets hot fast! Can rise as much as 20oC in about two minutes - and if you hit 80 or so oC then it fries! Just a warning.. o/c can be OK, but not if you start playing DOOM! and don't have MBM monitoring!
     
  14. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Thanks for the warning. I'll just stay away from oc'ing. If I need more speed it's time for a new motherboard, and CPU. And more RAM.. and a bigger HDD.. and I could use a LCD.. and a dvd burner.. damn. Thats going to be a while until I get that cash haha.


    -lieb39
     
  15. Bronx Bomber

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    wow, thats a really big psu. anyway, how bout some "After" pics?
     
  16. I have a 550W dual fan PSU, with 5 case fans, a Coolermaster Aero 7 Lite processor fan, some Coolermaster Premium thermal compound and a very airy case, and Im cool as an Arctic winter.
     
  17. adek

    adek Very xp-erianced

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    and i bet it is noiser than concorde on take off!!:eek:
     
  18. With 2 hard drives, and a graphics card fan, its reasonable :p
    Nah, its ok, I survive but it is a little noisy. It doesnt bother me too much really, I just turn the music up a bit louder :D