The question I am trying to get answers to is this: Using stock cooling, what are other persons obtaining for their CPU temperatures. CPU temps vs. the MOBO temps vs. the room temp. I have been concerned since I built this rig that my temps are too high for a healthy CPU.
I placed a second fan (8cm) on top of the supplied CPU fan / heatsink and dropped the temps about 10 C idle, but the temps still reach around 61c while under a heavy load. The time for it to cool down has dropped, but still looking for better performance without OCing it.
I started on water cooling, but have been doing some experiments with some heat pipes and a heat lane on another computer and have gotten some interesting results(Have not blown the 2.4 800fsb CPU up yet).
Thank you for any assistance.
*VIPER ATX Case; *Gigabyte GA-8N Quad Royal; *P-4 3.73 Ex. Ed.; *2 GB Patriot DDR2 533 Dual CH; *2x BFG GF 6800 GToc (SLI); *(3) SATA 250 GB (1)WD (2) Maxtor; *SeaSonic S-12 600watt; *DL DVD Burner; *54x DVD/CD Rom
Test Scores: AquaMark3 GFX-12003, CPU-11602, Total-79109; *01-25290/*03-20444/*05-8346; SupePI-33 Secs @ 1Mb,*HSF-VapoChill Micro.