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What are good proccessor and system temps?

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ses2017

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Nov 9, 2002
I have a Volcano 9 selectable speed (with copper) fan running wide open with thermal paste, and a case fan, in addition to a power supply fan and a well ventilated case, and my cpu temp runs about 59-60C and my system temp at 28-30C. The question is, is this a good range, am I too hot on the CPU, and if so, what can be done with the exiting config to improve it? The CPU is an 800 Duron, I have a 100gb WD and 64 meg sis 315 video, if any of this helps.
 

james.miller

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wow! that cpu temp is way too hot, especially for a duron 800

are you using thermal paste? and is the h/s installed the right way round on the cpu?

also that system temp is a little high, what system fan have you got?

WELCOME TO THE FORUMS
 

kent_b29

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WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!! yeah that is very hot. did you use artic silver 3? that would help alot. Also what type of airflow do you have going through your case? Depending on what you have you might want to add more fans or adjust your cables probperly so they don't restrict airflow.

Kent
 

dxiw

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Feb 7, 2002
THATS CRAZY
you should have temps in the 30's and low 40's with that cpu.
I advise you check your hsf's contact and make sure you use artic silver. The artic silver a lone can lower your cpu by 20C.
 

james.miller

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dxiw said:
THATS CRAZY
you should have temps in the 30's and low 40's with that cpu.
I advise you check your hsf's contact and make sure you use artic silver. The artic silver a lone can lower your cpu by 20C.

thats only over using no thermal grease at all. he wont see that drop if he's allready using thermal grease