September 22nd, 2004, 07:17 PM
Computer Temp Too High? 50C Idle ? Few Questions
I just built this computer last weekend. Its 3.0e P4 PresCott CPU (Stock Fan), Abit IS7 Motherboard, 1 Stick 1 Gig Kingston Pc3200 Ram, Geforxe 6800 Gt 256mb, Scorpio Case ith 420 Watt Power Supply.
I get around 50 C idle and Have gotten 55+C Playing Games etc...
I dont remember using thermal grease, my friend said i didn't need
i also just bought the Zalman CNPS7000A-CU , which will this week. Is it hard to install ?
should i use thermal grease?
Why my comp so hott O_O
September 22nd, 2004, 07:44 PM
50C is not a problem at all, neither is 55C. You asked "Why is my PC so hot" but 55C is not "so hot" at all. However, if you want to cool your computer, don't buy things that are a waste of money like liquid cooling, tons of fans, or thermal greese.
Read the column I posted about how to REALLY cool your PC.
September 22nd, 2004, 08:45 PM
well my friend who over clcoks his 3.2 to 3.8 (Woah i know ) says that my tmep is way to high...
he said hes around 30s ideing and i he pointed me to a Zalman fan, which should come any day now.
so 50 isnt hot? hmm.. 55 is either? iam i being misiformed by my friend ?