What could be causing 55 C +?
A friend and I just built his PC.
Mobo: CHAINTECH nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Socket A CPU, Model "7NJL1-APOGEE"
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 3000+ "Barton", 400 FSB, 512K Cache Processor - OEM
RAM: Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 512MB(256MBx2) DDR PC-3200
POWER: Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W with Black housing - Xaser Edition ATX 2-Fan Power Supply
VIDEO: CHAINTECH nVIDIA GeForce FX5700 ULTRA Video Card, 128MB DDRII, 128-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "AA5700U"
CASE: Thermaltake Black Gaming Tower XaserV Series WinGo Full-Tower Case, Model "V7000A"
HS/FAN: AeroCool "Glacier" CPU Cooler for Socket A/ 370
HD: Samsung 80 GB 7200 RPM
CD/R: Sony cdr and a samsung cd rom
My question is we are using DigiDoc to monitor Cpu temp and its coming in at anywhere from 55C - 65C I'm guessing thats pretty hot when running at idle and normal clock speed. The cpu fan is supposed to run 2400 to 3400 rpm but digidoc reads it at 2600, and never raises. Can I speed this fan up manually? And also even at 2600 should it run at this temp? In Bios the temp is slightly lower.
Could It be a poor application of thermal paste(Silver induced)? Or could having to many fans cause temps to raise? 5 fans for the case, 1 on heat sink, 2 for power supply, 1 on the nforce chipset, 2 on the Video card, and 2 on a fan card aimed at Video Card(13 total) Some of these fans have knobs to increase intake and outake of airflow, when speeding the fans up my cpu temp rises according to digidoc?!? The case has 3 intake fans and 3 outake fans (counting PS Fan).
Any ideas? Thanks.