Ok bought new comp parts a day or two ago, yet i'm having a few issues.
Core duo 6600 with stock cooler
2 gig of G.Skill (800mhz)
2x Sata 7200rpm
Coolermaster igreen power 500watt SLI ready
Nothing has been overclocked. I've got all the 3 fans in the case on high and a big industrial fan aimed right in front of the open case. So you'd think it would be cooler in there? Not exactly because even those temps seem ok, when i play a game like oblivion or heroes 5, the **** really hits the fan (no pun intended!) it'll either freeze up or reset (when it resets i get a blue screen error, but before i can read it it boots up *frustrating*)
This is what Speedfan thinks when i'm sitting here typing pretty much idle on the net with all my fans on. Usually looks about the same when i alt+tab from a game, until it randomly does its hissy fit.
Somehow i dont think its accurate as its allover the place, reckons my cpu fan is at 46000 somtimes? Is this a problem with my motherboard? The temperatures show up as temp1, temp2 and so forth. What is temp3? constantly a temp of 25degrees, never goes up or down?
Harddrives are all good, doesnt explain the heat though? What is a good heat for hd? sometimes they go up to 58degrees without my fans on high.
Now i'm running this all in an Antec p180b case with an Coolermaster iGreen Power SLI power supply. Power supply should be adequate according to http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
get about 410W
*note system is even hotter when i put the case cover on. I'm putting this down to poor circulation? but isn't the p180 meant to be good for just that? is it maybe the 8800gtx, it being so big and close to the south bridge (doesn't have a fan which is a worry) that something's overheating? BUT WHAT?
meh. I'm taking votes that its the cpu trying to handle the graphics in the big games.. if so whats a good third party cooler that will actually fit? that heatsink is a pain...