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My computer is overheating i think?

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I have Athlon 64 x2 dual core processor at 3.0GHz it's temp at idle is 47C. Is that normal and the only way i can get it that low is if i take the side off and use a desk fan to suck the hot air out. if i didn't use it i would idle at 62C. what can i do to help keep my computer cool? please help i'm new to all of this. thanks!!
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Athlon 64 X2 duel core processor 6000+ Gateway MCP61PM-GM GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 1.00Gb 
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Needs a better CPU cooler. The stock cooler has a VERY hard time with those x2 6000 chips, as those are really hot running CPU's.

But honestly, being that its a Gateway, its probably not even going to be worth it. You will have a very hard time fitting anything in there, except maybe a sealed water loop like the Corsair H50 or Antec Kuhler 620.
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NAStradamous
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HTPC01
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 2320 @ 3.1GHz MSI B75MA-E33 HIS HD7970 3GB @ 1050 / 1700, 1.17v Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1066 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial MX100 256GB WD Green 2TB DVDRW Corsair H50 Push / Pull 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
NZXT 120mm fans strapped to stock 7970 cooler Windows 10 Pro Dell 3007WFP Dell 2007FP 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 2007FP Cheap Toshiba (R.I.P. Ducky) PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKIII 950w Cheap Garbage (free) 
MouseAudio
Logitech G602 Yardsale Special 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3330 Asus H61 MSI GTX 750Ti Low Profile 2x4GB Hynix DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
60GB Kingston SSD 1TB Seagate Samsung DVDRW CoolerMaster Gemin II 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 + Steam Big Picture / Plex HT 50" Insignia LED 1080p Logitech Rosewill Green 530w 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Silverstone HTPC Logitech Pioneer 2.0 tower speakers + 135w RMS Rosewill MCE Remote 
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thanks, i was looking at the Antec Kuhler 920(i think that what its called?) would it be worth it? And what temps should i be running at, if you know? thanks
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Is your cooler dirty?
Cleaning it off dust could improve temps drastically.
Also reseating it, applying a proper amounth of TIM and with a good applying method could help a bit - or a lot, if somebody did a really bad job in the first place, using too much TIM, for example.

The best coolers for the money are the:
hyper 212+
for a little more then scythe mugen 2 rev b
a bit more then venomous-X/megahalems
then the temperature killers would be the silver arrow/ nh-d14

You could look for reviews of those to see how they compare
post #5 of 6
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thanks!!! I know im going to be learning a lot here pretty soon im going to attempt to build my own gaming computer! so im going to be asking a ton of questions in a few weeks when i start
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post #6 of 6
I always say the same speech.

Overclocking is:
60% Knowledge
15% Practice
15% Effort
10% Luck


You should start reading a lot, and by this I mean, try to google or look at the forum for the basics of overclocking, the general stuff, then move to some reads of logs/tutorials of overclocks on the same setup you have or similar ones (for example, same mobo with another CPU, or another mobo with the same chipset overclocking the same CPU you have).

Then you could make use of one of the most popular techniques: raise your voltages to the safe limit and apply the CPU core you which to achieve. After that start reducing every voltage you raised until you find the minimum necessary for stability.

And for buying a new computer, do what I did on my first time: read everything about CPU, then choose a CPU. All about RAM, then choose RAM. Mobo, then choose mobo, etc, etc, etc
=D

Welcome to the forum, you have come to the right place.
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