Thread: Please help me lower my CPU temp
May 13th, 2002, 06:33 PM #1
Please help me lower my CPU temp
Ok, I've got 5 fans on my PC, a Thermaltake Volcano II on the CPU and it still runs at 52*C. It's a AMD T-bird 1200, and I cannot get it below 49. I have 3HD fans, 2 case fans (1 in 1 out).
I do not overclock. My mobo is an asus a7a266. I know that the temps are accurate cause they are the same in MBM5, bios, and the Asus proggie.
Any help will be appreciated. (and please don't tell me to buy another fan).
Edit" I've got to add that the temps in the case are around 33*C
May 13th, 2002, 06:56 PM #2
Oh boy, yet another "Overheated Asus"
If you search the forums you'll find lots of people with similar problems on newer Asus motherboards. It seems like their temp probes are not very accurate (or at least they read different than most other brands)
If you've got a decent heat sink, you're using a good thermal compound, have good case ventilation, and no problems with stability - then you probably don't have too much to worry about.
May 13th, 2002, 07:00 PM #3
it's just that my PC is soooooo loud
May 13th, 2002, 07:02 PM #4
All your cables "rounded" to permit more airflow?
May 13th, 2002, 07:26 PM #5
May 13th, 2002, 07:46 PM #6
May 13th, 2002, 08:04 PM #7
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Could be a problem with your case. I had the same problem before. No matter what I do, I can't get the CPU temp to go below 50c. After purchasing a cheap bigger $20 case, problem solved.
Curious, is your power supply seated above the CPU?
May 13th, 2002, 09:32 PM #8
Out: I have a blowhole on the side of the case with an intake fan in it blowing right on the CPU
May 13th, 2002, 09:39 PM #9
Well, weather is getting hot .. and nothing will help you more than a decent HS & AS3 ...
Consider the Volcano 7+ or the CM HHC-001 ... they will drop your temps around 8C +- ...
Case temp 33C .. XP1900+ @140FSB 42C Full load .. Tt V7+ @median speed ...
May 14th, 2002, 01:03 AM #10
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Definatly need to get a better HSF... I use to run a Volcano2 on my tbird 1.333 and found out pretty quick that it wasn't much better than the OEM HSF... Now if noise is really a problem, then just stick with what you have, becuase 52*C is nothing to be frightened over, espically with the onset of warmer weather... If you get around 60*C, then you'll want to get better cooling.
May 14th, 2002, 01:15 AM #11
Try turning the fan on the side of the case so it blows out, not on the CPU. I tried mine the way you have your's setup (blowing in), and it actually raised the temps slightly.
52°C is nothing to worry about as long as everything is running stable.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
May 14th, 2002, 12:49 PM #12
yeah, stability is not the problem, it's the noise level that makes me angry
May 14th, 2002, 11:38 PM #13
May 15th, 2002, 01:39 PM #14
Asus temp probes are not accurate. The reason you get the same reading from all three sources is due to all the programs get the info from the same source.
Your system may be fine.
I do reccommend using 120 mm fans in the side panel. If you are suppling the hsf with fresh air it will be cooler. Try using a temp probe such as one Radio Shack makes to verify your case temps.
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