Originally posted by BiGyLiLuPdAmIdL
k thanx pzerofgh i just got everest home edition and while i am just browsing the internet and when it is idle and i am not using it the cpu is at 53c. Isn't this kind of high? My processor is a sempron 2800 socket A version and i have a cooler master silent heatsink/fan. Is this normal or do i need to try to find better ways to cool it like a new heatsink or artci silver 5?
53ÂºC seems around normal, but if you want to do some serious work, I'd suggest bringing it down a bit........ a medium-sized tube of Arctic Silver paste shouldn't run for more than $10 at most places....... just be sure to completely clean off whatever paste/heat-transferring substance you had before.
You can also improve the airflow in your case either by tying up some of your cables or switch to using round cables for your storage drives. If you don't have any case fans and there is a vacant spot available, an exhaust fan is always helpful.