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Hey guys, my first post here and I've got a problem.

I have recently moved to Arizona and it is always hot in my room. Today my computer felt extra hot so I checked the cpu temp and it was at 68c O_O. I have never seen the temps so high before, they usually run at 30-45. I also have stock cooling.

So I was thinking about either getting a new cooling system, would that solve the problem? I've also been thinking about upgrading my computer a little bit. Based on my system what do you guys think would be a good place to start upgrading? I would like to spend around 100-150. If you can't see the specs of my system in sig, let me know and I'll post them.
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New cooling systems are alway worth is. maybe you should check your airflow in the case, which means routing cables neatly, cleaning fan grilles and maybe adding one or two more.

is that 68c @ idle? if so, there should be a big issue on the sink placement. try reseating it and dont forget to apply fresh TIM.
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Need to know what case you have with what fans where.
Is the 5770 running hotter also?

Step 1) remove clean and reseat/repaste heatsink. This may be travel related, check the simple stuff first (sorry if you've done that).

2) How much higher is your room temperature than back before more?

3) Cooler Master Hyper 212+ is the commonest price/performance cooler, you can find better at $40-50 or there abouts. Kinda depends what fits your case, and air direction possibilities when AMD mounted.

4) I believe the 620 overclocked well, which would help. Not certain of the Cooler Master 460 power supply, its in the adequate to fair category I think, check reviews.

5) Do not know if GA MA74GM-S2 is serious overclock material, or if you can crossfire the 5770

6) What are you running, how does it run, what do you want to run?

7) An SSD might help, even without SATA3
Edited by brasslad - 10/13/11 at 7:07pm
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This is the case I'm using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068 Coolermaster Centurion 5.

I went to remove the heatsink and there was a lot of dust on it so I cleaned that but when I went to take out the cpu it was completely stuck, I think it may have melted the motherboard onto the cpu. Not sure how bad that is but my temps have gotten a little cooler since getting some of the dust off.
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