PC Temperatures Really High

By rzarecta187 ·
Hi Everyone,

I built my own PC about 8 months ago and it seems like at least once a week I get a BSOD. It doesn't happen while I'm doing anything specific, it seems like it's pretty random. So I decided to get speedfan to monitor my temperatures and this is what I received.

System: 48C
CPU: 58C
AUX: 46C
HD0: 48C
HD1: 48C
Temp1: 51C
Core 0: 65C
Core 1: 65C
Core: 83C

This doesn't seem very good. I'm also currently transcoding a video. The CPU usage for nero is 98% which is probably why my PC crashes every time I'm transcoding videos. But the PC will also crash while I'm on the web, writing a paper, and pretty much doing anything else. Any one have a suggestions. I have updated all drivers, the BIOS, firmware, everything I can think of but have no clue where to go from here. Thanks.


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I take it that this is your first foray into operating temperatures?

by OldER Mycroft In reply to PC Temperatures Really Hi ...

Because, to me, your temperatures don't seem 'out of the ordinary'. Mind you, I don't know what chips you are running with.

It would have been more helpful if you could have listed what these BSODs listed on their screens.

Also a spec of your machine would be helpful.

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Machine Specs

by rzarecta187 In reply to I take it that this is yo ...

Ok sorry about that. I can't remember the hex code but usually it's a kernel data inpage error. But as for my machine, I'm running:

-MSI P965 Neo Motherboard
-EVGA 8800 GTS Video Card
-Intel Core 2 Duo 6300
-Corsair DDR2 2GB RAM
-LG Burner
-Antec 650 Watt PS

Thanks for the reply

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Case Fans and Air Flow

by TheChas In reply to PC Temperatures Really Hi ...

While the temperatures you list are hotter than I like to see, they are not excessively high.

Usually when there is a heat problem, the system either does not have enough case ventilation, or has poor air flow.

Air should flow either front to back, or bottom to top in your case. I design for about a 10% positive air flow. That is, the intake fans **** in 10% more air than the exhaust fans pull out. That way, when you filter the input fans, you keep dust out of the case.

Even with enough fans to cool things down, you can have pockets of little or no air flow. You need to position your fans, or create baffles that force cool air to flow over the hotter components.

You also need to carefully dress the internal cables so they do not block air flow from the drives, or to the power supply.


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Case Fans and Air Flow

by rzarecta187 In reply to Case Fans and Air Flow

Interesting and thanks for the reply. I'm really new to building PC's but I believe that there is good air flow. I might be able to do a better job with the cables though.

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