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How are my overall temps?? Do I need more/better cooling?- CM690 II

post #1 of 22
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During normal/somewhat heavy non-gaming use my CPU stays in the 29C-39C (jumps around depending on what I'm doing) and during heavy gaming it maxes out with the highest temp on one core 64C but stays at 57C most of the time.

My GPU stays at 49C-54C during normal non-gaming use, and during gaming it maxes out at 67C but stays around 62C most of the time.

I have the CM 690 II Advanced stock-config, no additional fans. And for my CPU cooelr I'm using the Xigmatek Gaia with one fan pushing. My GPU is the Sparkle GTX 560 Ti.

Since I have the CM 690 II, it vents out the top as well as the back. I'm a little concerned because normally (not gaming) I put my hand over the top vent and I feel cool air blowing out (even during Photoshop etc.). But when I was playing Crysis for 2 hours, I felt the top and the metal mesh was rather... warm.

Do you recommend adding some case fans? Because I think my CPU cooler is adequate--64C doesn't seem like cause for alarm.

Other notes: I'm running dual-monitors, one at 1920x1080 and the other at 1680x1050. I also overclocked my CPU to 4.4GHz.
Edited by EliteGamer83 - 8/15/11 at 9:51pm
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post #2 of 22
those temps sound like they are golden. i assume you are getting CPU temps while stress testing using prime95 blend? your cpu cooler is decent, and seems to be doing the job very well considering your OC.

gpu temps are well within the safe range for most graphics cards. graphics cards can usually take quite a bit more heat than CPUs. and when i say quite a bit more heat, some cards run at 95c or above under stress.

with intel chip, i wouldn't go over 65c, but if it evens out at 64c, then it is fine.
post #3 of 22
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Actually no, during Prime95 Blend I get max temps of like 79C-81C.

But during real-world use, those are my max CPU temps. The Xigmatek Gaia is only a $30 cooler, it's 120mm but it's pretty small as far as fin surface area, and it only has 6 heatpipes (counting 3 on each side) so only 3 total if you count them as a whole since it's HDT.
Edited by EliteGamer83 - 8/15/11 at 10:03pm
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post #4 of 22
uh... see if you can bring your voltage down. it shouldn't go that high in p95, thats way out of my comfort zone. i may go 70 max, but for a 24/7 OC, i would definately not be comfortable with p95 hitting 80C

how high does your graphics card temps go when stressing with benchmarking software?

on my phenom II x4, i don't let the temps go over 60C, just trying to play it safe. 12 hours of p95 stable at 3.9ghz max temp of 60c.

keep in mind that p95 is just running the chip at 100% for the whole time. if it hits 80 in p95, then it will probably get close to that while gaming. and that is not good for the chip O.o

edit: voltage=heat
post #5 of 22
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Yeah Yeah, I know I've been told that several times. Can't lower the voltage though, this is the lowest for me to be stable. It's offset voltage so it drops the vcore way low when I'm not doing strenuous tasks.

Like I said, that's only in Prime95, and I haven't seen my CPU get over 64C at absolute max since the overclock. Gaming, or anything else. Because I have 2 monitors, I left Real Temp and GPU-Z open while I was gaming.
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post #6 of 22
hey its your money in that computer, do with it what you will im just a bit more paranoid over mine because being 16, a $130 processor isn't easy to come by. i put months of work into this thing (working to pay for it), and treat it like my baby just because i don't want to lose it O.o

cool case btw
post #7 of 22
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Well guess what, I'm 16 as well. This build was a summer's worth of mowing lawns and mulching.

I would consider myself paranoid with my PC too, but seeing that during everyday use it maxes at about 42C (not gaming) and hangs around mid-high 30's, I'm not worried.

If anything, I should be more paranoid than you because the 2500k is $220.

Also, I just noticed you're using an AMD CPU. You may be used to slightly different temps. I herd that AMD CPU's have a lower tj max temp than Intel CPU's. I can't confirm it though.... It's what I was told.
Edited by EliteGamer83 - 8/15/11 at 10:30pm
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post #8 of 22
well, regardless, i wouldn't go over 65-70 on any chip personally, i would bump mine higher, but its plenty fast for me, and i saw much more of a performance increase from adding a second harddrive in raid 0 than i did with OCing. heck, if i can startup from a dead stop in 15-20 seconds, im happy. and im always first into bf2 servers, so i always get the jets. but i don't do a ton of gaming anyways. bf2, bfbc2, and the most graphics intensive game ever... black shades O.O

in cpu-z my max says 95, but im not gonna test it lol. but i think if your temps never go over 65 then its fine.

edit: in this thread they say just keeping it somewhat below 80c is fine.
Edited by rocker22dallas - 8/15/11 at 10:45pm
post #9 of 22
Dude he has AMD CPU don't listen to him, listen to Intel
Quote:
TCASE 72.6°C
Source:

http://ark.intel.com/products/52210
post #10 of 22
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Here is a picture of my case and the fan setup. So... what should I change around or add?? Also I just want to say, I'm not going to sabotage my case in the name of slightly better airflow. Just wanted to get that out of the way.
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