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Hi, I'm new here and for some reason, my cpu temperature is so hot. I did not overclock or anything and I'm planning to, but what should I do to lower my temperature? The temperature that is on idle is around 55C - 60C and with workload, it gets up to 70+!!! Can someone help me here? I'll do anything to lower these temps and pay whatever it cost.
 

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ok....here goes...its normal temps for prescott...mine used to go upto 85°C...anyways if u have little money to spend go for a good air cooling like big typhoon or something...but if u have the money go for water cooling....atleast big water from thermal take or something better....i am not sure about the price but u can get them off newegg....

anyways...if u r planning to oc i think u need to change them ram....cant get too good results with a combination of pc2700 and pc3200 system will only run at pc2700 levels....
 

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What's your room temp and what's the temp inside your case ?
Also how many fans do you have on your case, what is their size (80mm, 92mm or 120mm) and where are they located (front,rear) ?
Also are you sure your heatsink is properly seated ?
 

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I currently have NO fans on my case and I'm planning to install some soon. I don't know what the room temperature is, but all I know that it's hot because there's another computer in here.

My heatsink is properly installed/seated. Ever since I added an extra HD and changed my video card, my cpu temp went up 20C - 25C. It use to be 30-35 on idle and 45 on a full workload. Let's say I changed my heatsink to a Big Typhoon and applied some arctic silver and also added some fans to my case, how much should my temperature drop by?
 

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Originally Posted by ShaolinMilk
I currently have NO fans on my case and I'm planning to install some soon. I don't know what the room temperature is, but all I know that it's hot because there's another computer in here.

My heatsink is properly installed/seated. Ever since I added an extra HD and changed my video card, my cpu temp went up 20C - 25C. It use to be 30-35 on idle and 45 on a full workload. Let's say I changed my heatsink to a Big Typhoon and applied some arctic silver and also added some fans to my case, how much should my temperature drop by?
Around 40 idle 50 max load I would say.
 

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agree with daddy....BT and some AS5 should help you bring the temp lower but remember that pressies have always run high and you would need to do a clean job at installation of BT and application of AS5..
 

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As it was mentioned, Prescots run hot.....they just do......

BUT, you can lower them.......you need air inside that case, and you need AS5 and a better than stock heatsink.

My old 3Ghz Prescot idled at 40-41c and loaded at 59c with just AS5 and a $10 ThermalTAKE copper heatsink and four 80mm case fans.
 

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yeah
putting some case fans will cause the temps to drop significantly

blowing the same hot air only makes it hotter
 

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Hey, Before a month or so i had the same problem. My temp was 80C on full load!!!. Then i disabled automatic fan speed control in my mobo bios & now the temp is maxed @ 65C(But still hot coz my thermal gel is crap
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It is capable of fitting on socket 478, so ur good there.The only problem that could occur is if your nb is too close (nb heatsink) or memory of something. It also depends on ur case. Make sure you have space at the top where the psu is too.
 

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Alright guys. Today, I went out to buy a Thermaltake Big Typhoon, but unfortunately, it was sold out. The guy then recommended me a Zalman CNPS9500 LED and it was more expensive than the typhoon. He said if I didn't like it, I could return it. So I went home, installed it, but my cpu on my motherboard was on a weird way. I'm suppose to install the heatsink so the hot air is blowing out from the back, but I couldn't. The hot air of this heatsink is suppose to be blowing out from the back of my case, but instead, it blows up to the power supply or down to where all of my PCI cards are because of the way my cpu/old stock heatsink was setup. So I decided to make it blow up towards the power supply so the hot air can get out easier and I added some arctic silver 5 to it. I added one fan (don't know size) on the back of my case and was hoping that my temperature would decrease. To my amazement, my temperature went from 55C-60C idle to 35C-37C idle. And on full workload, my old temperature was at 74C and up and now, I've never seen it pass 45C yet. I'm so happy right now and I want your guys opinion. Should I go and return this and get a Big Typhoon hoping that it would give a better performance? Or should I not?
 

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nice. however, you Should be able to fit the 9500 sideways to blow the air out the back. it will go on in all 4 directions, you just have to put the fastener on a different way. look at the instructions for it at www.zalmanusa.com and it should show you how. i think that the only way it won't work is if it doesn't get enough clearance to fit between your CPU socet and powersupply.
 

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Well since you already got the zalman I think you should stick with it. Now, look into getting more case fans. 1 just won't cut it with processors these days. Try 2 in the back, one on the side, and 1 or 2 in the front, depending on how much mounting you have available.
 

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nice. however, you Should be able to fit the 9500 sideways to blow the air out the back. it will go on in all 4 directions, you just have to put the fastener on a different way. look at the instructions for it at www.zalmanusa.com and it should show you how. i think that the only way it won't work is if it doesn't get enough clearance to fit between your CPU socet and powersupply.

I tried to change the fastener, but it won't work. I'll just leave it as it is. As for the Big Typhoon, you guys temp me to get it. Right now, I'm really satisfy with this, but if the Typhoon gives me the same results or better, I must get that!

I'm going to add more case fans as I need it and thank you for all your help!
 

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There's a nice program called Everest. It will let you check all temps related to sensors installed on your system such as the cpu, mobo, hdd, etc...
SpeedFan helps you detect your hard drive temperature and that of your mobo as well.
It also gives you the option to regulate the heatsink fan's speed.
Also check Motherboard Monitor.
 
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