My Computer's running very hot!

June 20, 2010 at 18:14:06
Specs: Windows Vista 32-bit
MB: ASUS M3A AM2+/AM2
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+
My computer runs very hot. It idles at
GPU 57'C
CPU 51'C

GPU: NIVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: 2X2GB Corsair
I also have 3 fans constantly going and the
case itself in a well ventilated area.

I don't know what to do. I can't even play
games on the lowest settings without the thing
overheating. Any idea's on a quick fix? or
should I just scrap the thing?


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#1
June 20, 2010 at 18:20:06
Although the temperatures are a bit on the warm side, they are not excessive.

How are the fans configured as that can make a lot of difference. Three might be too many.

Stuart


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#2
June 20, 2010 at 18:28:28
51c for an AMD is not really that bad. They tend to run a bit above the norm of an intel chip.

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#3
June 20, 2010 at 18:32:44
51'c is just sitting there doing nothing. When I try to play a video
game my GPU overheats and it freezes.

I have 1 fan in the lower front of the case, one fan on the side in
the middle and one fan in the back middle.

If high temps are normal for AMD why does it overheat so easily?


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#4
June 20, 2010 at 19:20:56
The front fan is unnecessary but since you have it, it should blow inward (intake)...the side panel fan should NOT be used (get rid of it)...the rear fan should blow outward (exhaust).

The 6400+ is a high wattage CPU (125W) & tends to run on the warm side. Make sure your heatsink/fan is installed correctly & that it isn't clogged with dust.


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#5
June 21, 2010 at 03:02:56
I agree with Jam, get rid of the side fan. It looks good but achieves nothing and can make matters worse. You would be better with two exhaust fans at the rear and let natural air circulation draw air in from the front.

Stuart


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#6
June 21, 2010 at 07:48:15
Jan?

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#7
June 21, 2010 at 08:07:44
Sorry Jam, finger problems!

Stuart


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