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2006/07/18 19:21:55 (permalink)
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Safe Computer Temperature

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Just wondering if anyone knwos what a safe cpu temperature is. Mine goes to 58oC when im playing games in this weather, and the indicator says this is high. Should I be concerned or will it be ok to keep playing??

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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 19:24:02 (permalink)
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    What processor you got.

    I usually leave the case open and let the fan on at it in this weather.
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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 19:43:40 (permalink)
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    yea I leave the side of the case off atm
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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 19:50:24 (permalink)
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    Mine goes to 58 also bro, runs at 52 when idle.

    XP 3000, old chip but does the job
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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 20:06:06 (permalink)
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    XP2100 here
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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 20:50:53 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: darkservant

    What processor you got.

    I usually leave the case open and let the fan on at it in this weather.


    XP64 3400

    Theres a fan on the side compartment so worried taking it off might make it warmer again!!

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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 20:57:36 (permalink)
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    Well the tolerance temp is 70o before its will shut the computer down.
    64's are HOT chips but the average is idle 42c ,full load 52c average, and yea the heat will easily add a few degrees.

    And now if you have other fans in the pc you DO NOT remove the side panel......or you can by some more fans for about a 10, would make a big difference.
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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 21:47:46 (permalink)
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    Mine is currently 50 semi loaded
    Can go up to 60 or so when on full load but i have an adjustable fan so i can turn it up if needs be

    To be honest i wouldnt worry about it at this temperature but if under really heavy loads it creeps up above 65c i would consider a desktop fan next to it with an open side

    Also have you cleaned it recently because dust build up can lead to huge increases in temperature
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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 21:57:53 (permalink)
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    I wouldn't remove the side, I have removed the spare drive bay covers on the front of my machine, lets the air flow straight through the machine, knocked a couple of degrees of the temp.

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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 22:19:50 (permalink)
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    i didnt mean as a perminant fix i just meant if he notices it is too high then it could be an idea

    ideally mate you want to get some better cooling in there i use ebuyer.co.uk for cheap cooling equipment
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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 22:44:01 (permalink)
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    mines freezing left right and center reporting temps of 70c , it doesnt like this heat one bit, im using an old 2000 athlonxp with stock cooler master fan, just ordered a zalman fan for it and some new case fans :)


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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 22:51:38 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: nitram100

    mines freezing left right and center reporting temps of 70c , it doesnt like this heat one bit, im using an old 2000 athlonxp with stock cooler master fan, just ordered a zalman fan for it and some new case fans :)




    Are the fans still working, might just need a good cleaning out. Check the vents on the case too, see if they're blocked up with fluff.

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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 22:58:04 (permalink)
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    the heat sink was a bit dusty, which i cleaned out. still cant get it below 65. im quite luckily im actually using it now lol. i have the tower''s side open with a desktop fan blowing at full speed on it

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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 23:04:48 (permalink)
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    Aye the Zalaman will cut that by about 20o, plus the case fans should keep the ram hd and motherboard nice n cool.
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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 23:05:54 (permalink)
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    If the fans are still working perhaps it needs some heat sink paste re-applied to the chip.

    You won't go wrong with some better than stock fans tho.

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    RE: Safe Computer Temperature 2006/07/18 23:07:33 (permalink)
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    Good old Thermal Paste.......ply it it on like cement between bricks and watch the temp fall lol.


    Just be carful not to touch anything else with it as it conducts electrity.
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