o/c 2500 Barton, buy new h/s+fan?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by dubstar, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. dubstar

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    CPU: 52c (highest point in the day)
    MB: 32c (highest point in the day)

    and i dont have a chasis fan.

    im running it as a 2800XP, should I invest in some cooling?
     
  2. LeeJend

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    Do you mean "don't have a case fan" or don't have a chipset fan"?

    Don't worry about a chipset fan.

    If you don't have any case fans I'd recommend at least one in the front (the power supply fan will work as an exhaust fan). They're only about 6 bucks. But from the MB temps it looks like you do have case fans.

    The CPU temp of 52, as a maximum for the day (assuming it was when you were gaming at the time) is ok. Additional case cooling won't help the CPU temp much. You'd need a better CPU cooler ($$$ and maybe noise).

    What was the CPU temp when you were just surfing?
     
  3. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    My CPU temp is around 48C/118F after all day. This is checking from the bios of course I played games all day also.

    My MB temp was 28C/82F

    Fan speed is at 3750RPM

    I'm thinking it's running a little warm.
    Here's my configuration.

    AMD Athlon XP 2500 (333FSB)
    Asus A7N8X Deluxe Rev.2
    Thermaltake Volcano 11 (turned to half way speed on the dial)

    Of course, I think I could use some more case fans as I have only one near the CPU and the PS fan also. Thermaltake 480W PS.
    Here's my other hardware if you'd like.

    1024MB PC2700 Corsair XMS
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB AIW
    WD 100GB 8MB Cache
    Sony DVDRW 4x+-
    SB Audigy 2 Platinum with drive bay
    LiteOn 52x24x52 CDRW

    I'm thinking it's more of an overall case heat as well as room temperature might be a little warm say high 70's to mid 80's because of 2 other computers running all the time, 2nd story... That sort of thing...
     
  4. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    if you are stable, temps don't mean all that much.

    see sig for how i'm running my XP2500
     
  5. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    The computer runs extremely stable. No problems at all. It's not overclocked though, that's the thing. I should really check my room temperature to see what that is.

    I'm running the Volcano 11 at full power, and its brought the CPU to 46C/114F
    MB to 26C/78F

    This is still at Bios mind you. This isn't with a load... So I think I have to look into something to keep this cooler...
     
  6. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Oh yeah, and what's a good program for monitoring your CPU temperature?
     
  7. dubstar

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    I dont have a case fan, i do have a chipset fan and a p/s fan.

    Lee, no, thats not underload. Thats normal idle. I was going to try one of those load bearing softwares, but they all seem to cost money to use. so i figure, foey.

    I have access to tools in my autobody class to cut a window out for the side panel, maybe i could cut one out and throw in a fan in the window. probably 60 bucks ya think?
     
  8. dubstar

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    whoops..