Average or hot?

vbimport

#1

Got the desktop working recently, but I’m a tad concerned, the CPU at idle sits

in the 29-32C range and goes up to about 40C when I’m playing Microsoft Train

Simulator with Folding@Home and other apps in the background. The CPU is at stock

speeds and Rambo says his maxes at 45C and his is at 3.03GHz.

Do I need a case fan to help get the air circulating in the tower box?


#2

That temp is fine.

50C would be on the warm side but nothing o worry about
55C start planning for better fans
60C Need better fans
60C+ OUCH, get better airflow.


#3

It does rather depend what processor is installed. Some run cooler than others.

But those temps are fine with whatever processor you’ve got.

There are some very good CPU heatsinks/fans around that can make a substantial difference.


#4

Hi,

don’t forget looking on the HDD temps.

Michael