Ouch! My Rig seems HOT! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Overclocking and Modding
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-03-2006, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 309
Default Ouch! My Rig seems HOT!

Greetings,

Last weekend I built my first computer from the ground-up.

The system is stable and seems to run smoothly (crashed a couple of times under heavy gaming load), but heat is a concern. Following is a list of the hardware that I used that I feel is relevant. If I have omitted something please advise.

Antec SLK2650 case
ASUS A8N32 SLI-Deluxe Mobo
AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+
EVGA GeForce 7600 GT
Antec TruPower 430W PSU
Western Digital 250GB HDD
2 x 1GB Corsair PC3200 RAM
Windows XP Professional

The temperature readings that I am receiving from the sensors via SpeedFan and SIW are:

CPU @ 48-50C (up to 55C at full load)
GPU @ 41C (nominal variance)
HDD @ 48-56C (up to 59C at full load)

I have installed:

2 x 80mm intakes
1 x 120mm exhaust
Zalman VGA cooler
Stock AMD heatsink and fan
Twin 40mm fans on the HDD
40mm fan on the North/South bridge copper heat-pipe
Stock Fan on PSU

I also have a Zalman CPU cooler, would that be better than the stock one installed?

One thing that I noticed about the PSU is that it vents into the case... (the unit seems to orient only in one direction). Does this seem correct?

What can I do to reduce the heat, do I have too many fans (have I reached the limit insofar as the law of diminishing returns)?

Please help...any and all comments, suggestions and advise is welcomed.

Respectfully, Daniel
__________________

Syrillian is offline  
Old 06-03-2006, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
003
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,312
Default

While a load temp of 55c is not what I would call cool, it should not be enough to actually cause problems.
__________________

__________________
so, umm, err yeah
003 is offline  
Old 06-03-2006, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: asdf
Posts: 8,886
Default

Sounds about right... Try disabling the automatic restart in xp when it blue screens... Might be a driver conflict of some sort...
c0rr0sive is offline  
Old 06-03-2006, 11:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: in the past
Posts: 1,144
Send a message via AIM to thebleakness
Default

Yeah, that Zalman would be better than the stock HSF. But like 003 said, the temps shouldnt be causing problems. Did you overclock anything?
thebleakness is offline  
Old 06-04-2006, 12:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 95
Default

Nothing wrong with the stock HSF, my x2 4400 idles at 27C full loads at 35C with the stock AMD HSF, just as good as non stock HSF's.

Your temps seem okay, I wouldnt stress. Make sure you have done some cable management to help airflow, your case fans should be fine if nothing is obstructing air flow. Guess you could always reaseat your HSF, take it off, give it a good clean, put some AS5 on it and whack it back on. I'd be more inclined to think your HD is getting a bit warm.

Dude your temps are ok though, higher then some, lower than others.
__________________
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe // AMD64 X2 4400+ Toledo // Antec True Power 2.0 550w // Tt Tsunami Case (Silver) // 2GB Nanya DDR400 // Leadtek Geforce 7900GTX 512mb // X2 WD 320GB SATA HDD // Pioneer DVR111D // Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium //
cub1971 is offline  
Old 06-04-2006, 01:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 309
Default

Right on...

Thanks for the help and the input, I appreciate it.

Good Karma upon you all!
__________________
[SIZE=\"1\"]E6400 @ 3.4 , Noctua 120
7900GT @ 670/1680 , VF900
P5B-D 0711
2 x 1GB Patriot 6400 @ 425
WD SATA 250GB
VX2025WM
Neo HE 550
P180 / G15 / MX1000[/SIZE]
Syrillian is offline  
Old 06-05-2006, 12:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
MechEng Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,027
Send a message via AIM to cwiz
Default

my CPU was running in the mid 50's w/ stock HS+F... i put some Artic Silver 5 on and let it run for a few days, im now running in the mid 40's... thinking about changing to a new hs+f, im sure it'll get to upper 30's in that case
__________________
Change the world
upgrading...
PS3 -> Folding as we speak Team# 64582
cwiz is offline  
Old 06-05-2006, 12:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Nubius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 11,600
Default

I wouldn't put much into the temp readings of any AMD64 board honestly.

Quote:
Nothing wrong with the stock HSF, my x2 4400 idles at 27C full loads at 35C with the stock AMD HSF, just as good as non stock HSF's.
I'm willing to bet that your CPU is probably running hotter than that unless you just live in a really cold place or have an AC keeping the room really chilled at all times. The dual cores tend to run hotter for obvious reasons.

The main thing though is simply that there is no such thing as an accurate temp sensor which is kind of sad really, but you pretty much gotta take it with a grain of salt.
Nubius is offline  
Old 06-06-2006, 04:20 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 95
Default

Actually I neither have AC on, nor do I live in a cold place. I live in Melbourne, Australia. It's hardly cold, even in winter. Stock HSF's do a good job in the right cases with the right airflow, on the right boards, and some are downright shizzle. Sucks to be me
__________________
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe // AMD64 X2 4400+ Toledo // Antec True Power 2.0 550w // Tt Tsunami Case (Silver) // 2GB Nanya DDR400 // Leadtek Geforce 7900GTX 512mb // X2 WD 320GB SATA HDD // Pioneer DVR111D // Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium //
cub1971 is offline  
Old 06-28-2006, 09:27 AM   #10 (permalink)
MechEng Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,027
Send a message via AIM to cwiz
Default

is it possible to install a blowhole on the top of your case? that will help exaust your psu... also hot air rises so.... ur just helping the process
__________________

__________________
Change the world
upgrading...
PS3 -> Folding as we speak Team# 64582
cwiz is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.