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Old 07-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My fans are currently running on the high setting. [Case Fan and CPU Fan.] And What is a fair temperature for them. If I game and stuff, be on it a lot, It is mostly at 30[sub]o[/sub] Celcius. Is that to high???

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30C is not even close to high for a cpu and gpu. Depending upon make and model of each temps do not become an issue until around 60C on cpu 70C for gpu.
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Like Hefe said, 30c is a fine temperature. Especially after gaming for a while. You don't have anything to worry about.
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Default Re: Am I running cool enough?

Once it starts getting over 50*c that's when it's starting to get pretty warm. My HD4870 was running at 70*c during crysis back before I liquid cooled it. :freak: It runs at a COOL 35-40*c during games now.

Most of us would LOVE to see 30* for gaming temps...
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Default Re: Am I running cool enough?

Ok good, Is there any programs to show my Temperatures? Like Widgets? or anything?
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Default Re: Am I running cool enough?

Core Temp is a very accurate CPU temperature program, and free. Also SpeedFan. For GPU you could use Riva Tuner. If you are using an ATI card, Catalyst Control Center should be sufficient.
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Like james said, core temp is very good. Also Real Temp i have found to be a great program. haha my i7 hits 70c at full load so 30c is just peachy!
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Yeah, I am at ~40 on idle :O
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I'm always trying out different Monitoring programs. Right now my favorite is HWMonitor. It pretty much shows you everything you can think of.

HWMonitor 1.14 download from Guru3D.com

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Looks a lot like Everest. I like Everest because, as you said, shows pretty much everything. I like free programs better though...I think I will try HWMonitor nice link slay
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