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    Hello

    I hav Core2Duo E6400 on a Intel D946 GZIS, no GPU installed

    In Bios i checked my CPU Temp -

    Processor Fan Speed - (1380-1500)
    Processor Temp - 57C
    Internal Temp - 40C
    Remote Temp - 48C

    And some Voltage Figures..

    I then insalled SpeedFan Utitlity it also shows a average temp of about 50-53C

    CPU Temp - 50-54C
    Core1 Temp - 48C
    Core1 Temp - 48C
    HD temp - 41C
    Remote temp - 50C
    Internal Temp - 42C
    Fan1 : ~1000RPM

    All this when my system is absolutely idle and usage is about 5%

    The Computer is at a corner and its moderately ventilated..

    Im Really worried , are these temp's normal cuz by reading other threads i got scared...

    I done hav any extra Fans installed just a fan over CPU heat sink and a fan in the PSU...

    What should i do to get it cooled?
    plz help

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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    Yeah, that is too hot. The max "case temp" (the temp at geometric centre of chip) for an E6400 is ~61 degrees, which you could well go over under load if you are at about ~55 degs idle.

    First off, I'd buy a case fan for starters. They're only a few quid, and it'll probably solve your problem.

    If not, two further options:

    Buy a new heatsink: The arctic freezer pro 7 is ~£15 and would do fine.

    OR: you could just try re-seating the heatsink you've got (an intel stock heatsink right?). I'd buy some new thermal compound to do this.

    Either way, it'd be wise to clean the top of the CPU with some isopropanol first. Maplin is a good place to find some.
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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    thnx for the response.. btw the figures above are after the system had been running for about 10hrs strait.

    I did this once earlier when some dust had got collected within my system heatsink, i had took it out n just cleaned it with a piece of cloth n put it bak in... is this ok or could it do damage to heatsink..

    Firstl ill go buy a case fan.. how do i re-seat the heatsink?

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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    You shouldnt damage the heatsink at all but if you take it out and reseat it without properly cleaning off the compound and then re-applying new thermal compound to the CPU then you may notice a big decrease in cooling efficiency rather than helping.

    As another poster suggested, try the Artic Freezer Pro CPU cooler, its a bargain and should drop your temperatures.

    In my P180 with only moderate case cooling (as I dont like noise) my CPU cores never get above 58c and the CPU 'heat spreader/CPU case temp' never above 49c and thats under heavy CPU load, using Prime95 for 8hours+

    Check out:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/22...perature-guide

    Explains the differences between the Core and Case CPU temps, and is a good guide.

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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    Quote Originally Posted by mr47 View Post
    thnx for the response.. btw the figures above are after the system had been running for about 10hrs strait.

    I did this once earlier when some dust had got collected within my system heatsink, i had took it out n just cleaned it with a piece of cloth n put it bak in... is this ok or could it do damage to heatsink..

    Firstl ill go buy a case fan.. how do i re-seat the heatsink?
    Sounds like you've already done it, if you've take it out to clean it.

    It's important that you clean the CPU/heatsink and then reapply some thermal compound if you do this though, rather than just "put it back on"... otherwise the thermal compound will end up patchy or too thick/thin in places. Maybe this is the cause of your problem, if you took the heatsink off before?

    Anyway, it's pretty simple to do properly... just look up some info on the net.

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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    I took out the sink. cleaned all the dust and put it back in. While fixing it back i noticed a very thin layer of greyish material on top of Processor Socket Cover, What is that?... thermal compound thing?

    I dont know if ill easly be able to get thermal compound here in Delhi, cuz a lot of people here jus buy some extra fans and a good PSU and they are happy, alsi i havnt really asked about it at any shop.

    The Thermal Compound doesnt look like a very good solution to me cuz i dont like taking heat sink out and reseating it is a bit of a pain and it didnt really help today as temp is still around same, ~50C with the cabinet open from one side.

    I also noticed the greyosh material on the processor socket was spread inconsistently.
    I for some reason also feel buying a Case Fan would'nt help cuz with the Airconditioning on in my room and cabinet open, Temp still hasnt dropped below 49-50C.

    I feel the heat-sink fan isnt running very fast ~950RPM.

    Should i increase the fan RPM, Get some Thermal Compaund, Buy a better heat sink??

    Edit: Also planning to buy a XFX 8600GTS XXX 256mb next month
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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    Ill go buy some thermal compound asap

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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp



    Arctic Silver 5 is a good choice, if relatively expensive. But anything would do. It's very very important, as it forms the thermal interface between your heatsink and the cpu. If it's not applied well, your heatsink won't be capable of cooling the CPU properly, as the heat can't be conducted into it well enough.

    Look up some info on the net about how to properly clean your heatsink to CPU, how to apply the thermal compound correctly, and how to reattach the heatsink. There is plenty of information out there.
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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    Thnx guys for all the help..
    im going to buy the recommended Thermal compound + case fans tommorow..

    However ther is another problem the fan placing and type..
    The fan on the heatsink is intake

    I hav two Fan slots in my Case, one rear and one at the side
    Should i get a intake for the side and exaust at rear or, just an intake at the rear or side slot??

    Please Let me know soon cuz i have to buy em tommorow..

    Rear Slot


    Side SLot
    It is precisely over the processor and heatsink fan.



    Is it also possible to put a fan in the front of the cabinet?
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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    Instructions for applying Acrtic silver can be found on there web site here

    Other stuff to consider is Arctic Cooling -MX1 or MX2
    Basically the same sort of stuff, just memtioned if you cannot find Arctic Silver then Arctic Cooling MX1 or MX2 will be fine instead

    The Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro cpu cooler comes with thermal paste already applied (it's MX1) and most other coolers will ether have paste with them or pre-applied
    Just remember to remove any old thermal paste from the cpu before reappling new stuff or placeing a new cooler with pre-applied paste

    Another cooler to look for is the Akasa AK-965 should be slightly cheaper than the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and just as good
    http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...articleID=2137

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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    The rear slot is where you want your first fan

    The front of the case is where you want to put a 2nd fan

    I'd not replace the Plastic vent on the side with a fan unless you want to put a 3rd fan in.

    EDIT: you'll probably need to remove the plastic vent on the side pannel if you get a new cpu cooler as they tend to be taller than the stock one.

    EDIT2: Fan size, get a ruler and mesure across the grill at the back to see what size fan you need.
    In the picture there are 2 sets of holes for the screws at each corner of the vent so you can take 2 differnt sizes of fan. probably ether 80mm/92mm or 92mm/120mm
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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    alright..
    Intake from front n exaust fan at rear or the opposite?

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    yep in at the front and out at the back.

    Got a pic of the front inside of the case? I ask as fitting a fan in the front of some cheap cases is a bit tricky as they don't leave space between the front and the hard dives

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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    coming right up

    Here u go :



    Couldnt get a better pic of front inside of the case

    Of what power should i buy the fans, a more powerful exaust and moderate intake or powerful intake and moderate exaust?
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    Re: Worried abou CPU Temp

    Odd case, doesn't seem to have a place for a front fan
    However something like the Scythe KAMA-BAY would fit in there quite well
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=532631 ok your in deli so you cannot buy from Scan but that's the thing.

    Ideally matched air flow is what you want but greater output to input is the next best thing.
    Stick a rear case fan in first.

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