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System temperature

Right now with normal web browsing it runs at around 47C with the side of the case off. When I put it on it jumps up to 53C. That is just way to hot. It locked up several time yesterday (running at 60C) while at the LAN party and had to set a large floor fan next to it to keep it cool. I know I need to replace two of my fans since they are nearing death, and I may add another one for good measure. My question is, what is an ideal operating system temperature? I have an AMD Athlon XP 1800+.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-20-2003, 08:01 PM
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not sure of operating temp but I do know AMD says you need to move 250 cfm throught the case as a min requirnment.
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i run at about 45 degrees celcius at any operation however that is too warm for me... I have a couple more case fans on the way as well as I need to decide on a new heat sink... I am running an xp 2200 over clocked to an xp 2500


so you can see where the heat is coming from.... but I should get it down in the 30's by the time I am done
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From what i've heard the temp reading are usually higher than actual temp. Right now this XP1800 is running 53 degrees and has been running for 5 months straight.
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Yeah, I have to run it with the side off otherwise it is to hot. But even then it is still to hot. I am thinking of cutting a hole in the side and mounting a fan there to blow directly onto the MB along with replacing the two fans going out with a couple larger ones.

I thought I had heard or read somewhere that it shouldn't be any hotter than 40C?

Oxidizer187: I wasn't having any problems either until I hit around 60 then it would lock up on me. It got to be a pain in the a$$ because it would leave my teammates a guy short for a few minutes.

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computers can run pretty warm.... when they get too hot they lock up processes stop.... your case is fine moondog just get those slow fans replaced.... and get a better heat sink... pretty sure you will do fine....


hell if I can find me another heat sink soon you can have mine...
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I installed the Tornado fan, at the back of my case, added the circular IDE and floppy cables, (not ribbons), and mounted another fan on the side of my case. My computer runs GREAT now. I'll see if I can put up a pic.,,,,,
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where did you get the cables I need some
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where did you get the cables I need some
Check Frys, I think they have some for like 10 bucks.
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where did you get the cables I need some
I got them from CompUSA, but at cost
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You need to open up some room for the air to get out possible. Zip ties are your friends for that case.

Also, fans will help a ton, and moving the hard drives apart will too. Dust will create heat as well because it will block vents, so clean it out.
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Definetly get the round IDE cables MoonDog. Buddy of mine was having some pretty warm temps in his case and it would lock up sometime during gaming. Simply switching to those cables stopped that (still ran warm) and with some extra fans ran just fine.



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Oh, what software are you using to monitor the system temperatures?



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My bios has a system temp monitor in it, so I use that.


My system produced ALOT of heat after all of my upgrades( extra 60GB HD, GF4, Audigy 5.1)

SAo I cut a hole in the side of my case with a case cutter. I installed the fan parallel to the cards(intake), and installed the Tornado at the rear of the case.(exjaust)


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We can get those rounded ide cables for $3.99, but i cant resale or I'll get in trouble. honestly, a new fan should fix your problems, do you know what RPM its spinning at currently?
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moon dog has round cables.... his fans where just not chuggin like they where supposed to be...
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Heres my guts and the fans that need replacing.


This one is an exhaust


I DONT KNOW WHAT THIS IS FOR ABEX!!!!!


Jose, I am using a prog called Speed Fan, I tried Motherboard Monitor but it wouldn't read my BIOS for some reason.


And you can see by the screen shot Cruz that my fan speed it at 5625, every once in a while it will jump up to 6027 rpm.

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This one I think is for the BIOS


First off.... lmao

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And you can see by the screen shot Cruz that my fan speed it at 5625, every once in a while it will jump up to 6027 rpm.
It must not be pushing enough CFM, we have a dual mp mobo sitting next to me, they are spinning at 5200 and each cpu is about 35*C under load, its got 4 raid 120gb drives too in it, so its not exactly cold in the case. Its got one exhaust fan, and a fan on the PCI chipset. OEM fans are good fan imho.
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First off.... lmao
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Its for your chipset, not the bios
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Its for your chipset, not the bios
I said I think, I wasnt sure. Makes sence to me now. I bet I look retarded.

I fixed it.

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I wasnt dogging on you, I just thought it was funny.
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Question about rounded cables ... what's the benefit to buying pre-rounded cables, vs. making your own? It's not that difficult to do it yourself ... just gotta pick up some electrical tape.

Which reminds me ... I need to get that done in the near future for my HECC.

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Question about rounded cables ... what's the benefit to buying pre-rounded cables, vs. making your own? It's not that difficult to do it yourself ... just gotta pick up some electrical tape.

Which reminds me ... I need to get that done in the near future for my HECC.
Looks better? But if you dont have a side window then I wouldn't think it would matter.
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Im surprised nobody has mentioned this yet. I have heard that it is a good idea to have a higher CFM fan on the intake than on the exhaust so it pressurizes the case and doesn't allow dust to accumulate inside. On my XP2100 I have one of those monster cpu fans and only an exhaust fan and it is loud as hell. Can't remember what kind of temps it is running though.
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It's not that difficult to do it yourself ... just gotta pick up some electrical tape.
It looks better, thats about it. We get the cables for $3.99, but all the leet kiddies will pay big bucks for it, so mine as well charge for it
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It looks better, thats about it. We get the cables for $3.99, but all the leet kiddies will pay big bucks for it, so mine as well charge for it
Hehe, that's what I thought. Wasn't sure if they might be shielded or some shit like that to "justify" the $10 retail vs. a $1 or less standard 80 wire IDE cable.

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Im surprised nobody has mentioned this yet. I have heard that it is a good idea to have a higher CFM fan on the intake than on the exhaust so it pressurizes the case and doesn't allow dust to accumulate inside. On my XP2100 I have one of those monster cpu fans and only an exhaust fan and it is loud as hell. Can't remember what kind of temps it is running though.


Yeah, my exhaust fan is extremely loud, but my case is alot cooler inside. I haven't heard anything about making the high speed fan the intake fan. I may switch it out later to see what it does.
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It looks better, thats about it. We get the cables for $3.99, but all the leet kiddies will pay big bucks for it, so mine as well charge for it

That's about what I paid for mine.
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Heres my setting after playing unreal 2k3. The Fan2 is cpu
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Our PDC at work ( a linux box ) has a duron in it and it got up to 170* F and locked up! It was the power supplies fault.
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this room is the hottest in the house.

those temps are with everything in this room off, lights, tv etc. i saw a 25 degree temp drop with killing everything and opening the door to the room

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