How 2 keep cpu temperature low in hot summers

March 27, 2011 at 20:07:17
Specs: Windows XP, intel pentium D
Coz indian summers are too hot. temp goes to 48c. so wha will be the best way??

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March 28, 2011 at 04:57:03
Of course, keeping your system as cool as possible is preferred, and an air conditioned room would be best, but the temperature is not unheard of for operating computers under. Here is an Intel spec sheet on the Pentium D processors based on a stock heat sink:
As you can see on the chart at the bottom, the processor can tolerate heat higher than that, but with the stock heat sink, the maximum recommended inlet temperature is lower. What this means for you is that your CPU can tolerate the temperature but you have less 'room' for it to heat up under use and your CPU is known to run on the hot side normally. I would recommend that you purchase a quality aftermarket CPU cooler, something using 'heat pipe' technology with more of a 'radiator' look to it and a quality thermal compound for mating the two surfaces together.I would also recommend aftermarket case fans with high CFM's, one in the front bottom blowing into your case and one high in the back blowing out of your case to exhaust the hot air. If possible, use a video card that has its own vent that exhausts its own hot air directly out of the case (some double height cards have this). Look at these:

But these are rather large so make sure they will fit in your case.

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March 28, 2011 at 05:10:32
Is 48C the room temp or the CPU temp? If it's the room temp, what's the CPU temp? If you use air cooling (regardless of the make/model of the heatsink/fan), you can not lower the CPU temp below room temp. And you should expect it to be at least 5C higher than room temp at idle.

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March 28, 2011 at 07:45:57
It's always hot here and i use desk fan to cool the system.

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