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Well i've had my build for like 3 weeks now, and im getting really high temps. Im getting like 60 degrees celsius and i dont know why. I bough the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 pro, and im at stock speeds. I dont have any case fans but i didnt think i needed it since i didnt OC it yet.

Heres some pics of BIOS:






I think it might be the PSU since its some stock one that i got a while ago. Its 350W and its been used for like a year and a half now. Also at the back of my computer theres no 120 fan by the Heatsink, i dont know if thats a problem. If you guys can help me figure out the problem id appreciate any help. Thanks,

- Shibbz.

Btw rig is in sig.
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post #2 of 13
1. get some case fans
2. a better psu wouldnt hurt
3. make sure the heatsink is seated right
    
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Is it getting particularly warm inside the case (high ambient temperature preventing much cooling by the AC)? you could try leaving the side off for a while to let the AC breath some fresh air and see if that helps.
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post #4 of 13
figures really.

ATX form factor is designed to take advantage of the PSU fan to help exhause air throughout the rear of the case. this is also evident in the layout of ATX motherboards - with the CPU and RAM (Hottest components) nearest the PSU.

a poor PSU, which probably also has a poor fan. wont help either.

So, yeah, a new one would certainly not do any harm. it'll also help insure the safety of the entire system, provided you buy one from a reputable manufacturer.

Case flow is very important, so getting some more case fans would be a good idea.

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Is it getting particularly warm inside the case (high ambient temperature preventing much cooling by the AC)? you could try leaving the side off for a while to let the AC breath some fresh air and see if that helps.
Chris
Dunno about that, especially if he runs alot of expansion cards within the system. with the side panel off it could actually warm the components up. because all ATX cases (and therefore ATX PSU's) are designed to pull air from the front, move it over the components and out the top via the PSU. without the side panel no air will enter through the front of the case and move over the hot parts. instead, the air will come in directly from the side and just cool the PSU. the air around your CPU, RAM, and other parts will be stagnant.
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thanks guys.
just an update, i checked coretemp, and its saying 20 degrees. However BIOS is still saying 58 so i dont know which one to trust.
Also, im planning on getting this PSU:
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...756&cid=PS.808

as well as some case fans. What do you guys think

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post #6 of 13
BIOS temp is like 80% load.
What does the Biostar utility say it is?
Coretemp is wrong,what is your room temp?
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post #7 of 13
Definitely get some fans but the PSU you picked is not very good.
I would go with one of these,the Corsair has 33 amps on the 12v and the Antec has 34 amps on the 12v.
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...940&cid=PS.808
http://canadacomputers.com/index.php...267&cid=PS.808
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alright thanks
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post #9 of 13
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had one more question.

If i were to get case fans, do they hook up to the mobo or directly to the psu? because i dont know if theres spots to hook them up to my mobo. (In sig)

also what are these things called (the side panel with the case fans that open) and where can i get one?


Thanks in advance,

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post #10 of 13
U can choose =) If u havent got fan outputs on psu (most dont), u can use:



Or similar
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