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Ambient temps up by 5c and same for CPU - safe?

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My sig rigs idle CPU temp jumped from 38c / 39c to 42c / 43c - about the same as the ambient temp rise with summer arriving. My CPU, almost without fail, idles at 6c above ambient or 3c with all of the fans turned up to max.

Is this safe? Is there anything I can do to improve it? Thoughts on my cooler? I can't get a Mocturna here. CM V6, V8 and Hyper 212 are the only higher end cooling options. Worth it?* Should I be worrying?

Full load on CPU and GPU simultaneously doesn't break 50c.

Many thanks.

Mike



*I'm half way towards an SSD - I don't want to spend any of that cash needlessly.
Edited by makecoldplayhistory - 4/27/11 at 6:44pm
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post #2 of 7
6C above ambient, and a maximum of 50C, and you're worried!?

You're more than fine.
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i dont think its anything to worry about to much, if you really are concerned just manually bumb up the fans in bios
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Thanks both.

I've a fan controller that I turn up when gaming with headphones or rendering etc. Too loud otherwise.

Isn't the 965 max temp 55c? 5c away from that seems a bit close!
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Thanks both.

I've a fan controller that I turn up when gaming with headphones or rendering etc. Too loud otherwise.

Isn't the 965 max temp 55c? 5c away from that seems a bit close!
63 C is the absolute max, 55 C is just recommended. 50C is fine.
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Thanks all.

Repped.

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Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post
My sig rigs idle CPU temp jumped from 38c / 39c to 42c / 43c - about the same as the ambient temp rise with summer arriving. My CPU, almost without fail, idles at 6c above ambient or 3c with all of the fans turned up to max.

Is this safe? Is there anything I can do to improve it? Thoughts on my cooler? I can't get a Mocturna here. CM V6, V8 and Hyper 212 are the only higher end cooling options. Worth it?* Should I be worrying?

Full load on CPU and GPU simultaneously doesn't break 50c.

Many thanks.

Mike

*I'm half way towards an SSD - I don't want to spend any of that cash needlessly.
6c above or 3c ambient is pretty good. I would definitely say that you still in the safe zone with 55c
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