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Old 03-06-2006, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it worth my trying to overclock my computer (specs in sig.).

I think it runs a little on the hot side but I'm not an OC expert, here are some idle temp readings:

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Motherboard 30 °C (86 °F)
CPU 59 °C (138 °F)
Aux 38 °C (100 °F)
GPU 39 °C (102 °F)
GPU Ambient 38 °C (100 °F)
WDC WD740GD-00FLC0 29 °C (84 °F)

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CPU 2637 RPM
Chassis 1854 RPM
Power Supply 975 RPM

I have a Lian-Li PC 60 case (4x80mm fans) but I swapped out the stock fans for quieter ones and they do push a lot less air.
the PSU fan speed is low because its a 12CM fan BTW.

I did put some AS5 on my CPU because under load in the summer it was going over 80C.
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ur cpu is way too hot, for idle u want it to be around 30c
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59C idle is way too high. I would consider an aftermarket heatsink and fan on top of the AS5 you have installed before considering to overclock. Overall those Barton cores seem to run really hot and I would not recommend overclocking it.
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how the heck is your cpu at 60C thats seems extremely hot for idle temps but then again im no temperature expert
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Hey it ran hotter before I put the AS5 on it!

any chance the sensor is reporting an inaccuarte temp? though even if thats the case the other temp readings all seem quite high to me..

Is a case temp of around 40C to hot? can I cool that down somehow? I have concidered putting more powerful fans in the front (deltas actually) but I dont want my comp to sound like a jet engine.
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My CPU runs at that same temp when idle. Crazy.
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Any votes on cooling this beasty?

I've noticved the airflow in the case isnt great but I have all expansion slots filled and the Lian-Li PC60 design means my 3 HDDs are right in front of the intake fans.
I guess I could try getting rounded cables for the Optical drives, would that make much difference? I havent bothered so far because theres like 2 foot of SCSI ribbon in there anyway.

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My CPU temp overclocked idle is 39C-41C and case temp is 25C. Yea, your setup is way to hot.
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Athlon XP's run pretty **** hot. I built a computer for someone with an Athlon XP and with the stock cooling and thermal pad it idled at around 52*C and load was like 60*C or something. So I poped a couple fans and it dropped a few degrees.
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but still hes hat 58C idle that can't good for it
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