Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

CPU Temperature

Posted on 2004-04-19
6
Medium Priority
?
333 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-25
Hi guys

I am running Athlon XP 1900+ with 60GB HDD , Geforce FX5200, 2 CDROM, 1 sound card, 1 modem and 2 DC Fans.

Recently for some time already the temperature is about 56 degress and above when not playing games and when playing games it went up to about 66 degress.

I had to use software to cool it down but the software was not good enough.

Besides changing CPU fan and installing fans, any other solutions or software recommendations as I do not have much space to install additional fans.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:kitoshizc
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
Wakeup earned 160 total points
ID: 10866694
Well if the processor is running that hot, i would suggest try remounting the cpufan/heatsink, and clean off the heatsink and processor fromt eh excess heatsink compound (thermal grease etc)  and try using Arctic silver (heatsink compound)  and see if that will decrease your heat.  66 degrees is quite hot.
0
 
LVL 69

Assisted Solution

by:Callandor
Callandor earned 160 total points
ID: 10868652
Replace flat IDE cables with rounded ones - that will give room for air to circulate.  The most critical place you can install a case fan is near the cpu.  The cpu fan will draw heat off the cpu heatsink, but that hot air will stay around that area unless you move the air, so a case fan expelling air near the cpu will help keep it cool.

If you are using a stock cpu heatsink/fan, you can do much better with www.thermaltake.com products or Zalman.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Wakeup
ID: 12284180
split
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many people don't really know what the difference is between memory and storage. And most regular users don't understand the relationship between any of those fancy words printed on the front of their new computer. Of course, it's perfectly fine -- …
There are many software programs on offer that will claim to magically speed up your computer. The best advice I can give you is to avoid them like the plague, because they will often cause far more problems than they solve. Try some of these "do it…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month10 days, 13 hours left to enroll

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question