Ill try the prime95 thing then I guess, something is odd.
I added a exhaust fan to this case, and the temps shot UP? Should I leave it as it is now, or take it back out? CPU is now 41 idle and MB is 43. I've seen them go to 43/45 without doing much though.
only thing I can think of is the air is being forced in/out too quickly and not going through the CPU heatsink like it was.
This is just a temp case, I plan to get the CM HAF (932 i believe.. can never remember that number) so cooling in the future shouldn't be an issue.
Also.. I had to change GPU.. had an old AGP (Nvidia 7600) now I am on a Radeon x700... can't really tell if it's causing problems though.... this new setup, with 3GB RAM (6 seen anyway) and the i7 chip and all that... seems to run the same as my old P3 rig... perhaps something is bogging down that I forgot? I re-formatted... and on xp pro (32 bit sadly, for now)
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