Originally Posted by doyll
Those are not bad temps but startup bios being 35-36c and than creeping up to 40-41c has me thinking the case air / cooler intake air temp is increasing and thus increasing CPU temp. I'm thinking it may be a good idea the try improving case airflow and cooling. Second link in my sig explains it.
I use Open Hardware Monitor 0.6.0 Beta.
What GPU are you using?
Thanks for the prompt reply once again. The case is a CM HAF X with the default 4 fans, supposed to be high air flow and all that. Room temp is around 25-6 C these days. I haven't booted and tested the temps in OS with the software you provided yet. The link in your sig was helpful too. What thermal paste do you recomment to use if I want to reapply? Is it better to stick with a ThermalRight product, the cooler being theirs? or go with something else. We have access to limited brands and products here.
Also I'm trying to get some 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to clean the cooler and the IHS. I hear this is the best/safest material for the job, right? The cooler came with 2gr of Chill Factor in a palstic sachet or sth like that. Do you think I need to apply the same again? Any reason ThermalRight included this paste or just because it's cheaper in terms of performance and amount/size? Sorry for long posts I try to cram as much questions as possible in one
Haven't purchased a new GPU yet still oscillating between my old Club3D 4850 OC w/copper sink and fan and a nVidia GT 210. I know they're both rubbish, it's just good for getting the display show the OS environment for the time being Edited by Satan-IR - 5/5/14 at 6:51am