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By Destroyer ·
my setup is a AMD Athlon 1600+, 256Mb DDR memory, 1x 5400rpm hard drive and an 7200rpm Seagate drive. During the last summer, my PC's temp ran at 63 degrees celsius while playing Unreal Tournament, for other games it would run at about 60-62C. When idling the tempreture will be around 55 - 57 degrees. This was while I had a TNT2-M64 graphics card in my machine, but I recently replaced it with a GF4-Ti4200 which will generate some more heat in the case. The M/B tempreture was fine, running 30-34degrees Celsius. I have got a fan in the front blowing air in, one at the near the CPU blowing hot air out, plus the normal CPU, Graphics card and PSU fans also running.

Do you have any suggestions on getting my PC to run cooler. Unluckely it iswinter here, when summer comes I will only be able to see the real effect of heat in the hot summer days on my PC with the new graphics card.

Some articles and discussions I have read, people have said that their PC's run at 40 degrees Celsius. If they can do it, why can't I?

Thanks

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by Destroyer In reply to Heat Headaches

Thanks for the input.

I will keep this in mind when the summer comes, but I have a feeling that the CPU won't rub as hot as it used to. I have seen that the tempreture differentiation is not as large as it used to be while playing graphic intensive games as it used to be.

The other question that I need to ask myself is that the max. die tempreture of the CPU is 90C, and running well below that even previously only 63C at the most, whether I feel comfortable with the tempreture, well I think for the moment that it is.

With the variance in the weather tempreture, the CPU runs cooler than some days at the moment, during the summer time the CPU tempretures almost doesn't fluctuate during one day to the next day. Only then will I be able to see if the system is really running cooler than it used to with the old graphics card, as a lot of graphics processing is offloaded from the CPU.

For now I will be closing the question. I will check when our summer comes, aboout a month or 2 away, three at the most when we have the hottest days.

Thanks for all the input.

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