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How cool should i run my CPU?

post #1 of 10
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I just assembled my PC again with my new case Antec P180 My Cpu is idleling at 28C with the fans on low and 38 running at full load. Should I turn the fans up to get it cooler?
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post #2 of 10
Welcome to OC.net.
Those temps sound fine to me. Is that stock speed/vcore and such? Also, what are the room temps?
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post #3 of 10
those are really low temps, especially with low fan speed and Overclocking involved, well unless you plan to overclock any further i would keep it there, to keep noise to a minimum
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post #4 of 10
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Stock v core is 1.500 V and Cpu freq is 2244 is running @1.700 & 2376 room temp is about 72 F
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post #5 of 10
omg a big typhoon does all that? good thing i RMA'ed my xp-90 for one, someone told me i wouldnt be sorry, and i guess they were right, ive heard stories of the athlon 64s getting Verry hot, even at stock speeds. i didnt know a big typhoon could be that effective and be one of the most silent fan cooled cpu coolers.
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post #6 of 10
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it also helped when i went from a cheep case with 8 fans to the Antec P180 it dropped my case temps about 20C It seperated the 3 HD's and the PS into a different chamber
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post #7 of 10
yeah the P-180 is a nice case. your temps look great. mine runs at 38C idle with a Zalman 9500.
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post #8 of 10
^ eh, you too? Gawd, high temps for such little chips...

As long as the Zalman keeps the chip alive, I guess it's good enough...silence is golden on this heatsink.
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post #9 of 10
i probably muffed up the AS5 application. =/
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post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by fiendofmine
omg a big typhoon does all that? good thing i RMA'ed my xp-90 for one, someone told me i wouldnt be sorry, and i guess they were right, ive heard stories of the athlon 64s getting Verry hot, even at stock speeds. i didnt know a big typhoon could be that effective and be one of the most silent fan cooled cpu coolers.
who told you A64s are hot? bet it was an intel fanboy...
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