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These temp's maybe to high, should i water cool?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by NachT, 26 May 2006.

  1. NachT

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    I'v got the following temp's when both the CPU and GPU are in basically full load.

    CPU: 49 C
    NB: 55C :eek:
    GPU: 65C


    I'm not realy that good with knowing what chips are suposed to be at what temprature. But i think these temps are slightly to high?

    There's no overlocking been done, front case fan is intake, rear exuast, and a side intake.


    Any one got a rough guess at whats a nice temp for these to be at under load ?


    Thanks you :p
     
  2. rxmac

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    Don't look too bad to me warm but not too toasty, got some specs of the actual cpu, mobo and gfx card?
     
  3. NachT

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    I thought it was too hot, i'm glad it's not tho :D

    It's an Saphire Pure Innovation board
    AMD x2 4.8
    and the card is an Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT
     
  4. gr1mey

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    your 4800 runs at 2.4ghz with presumabley 1.4v through it, so I would say thats a reasonable load temp on air...

    stock HSF?
     
  5. NachT

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    Gigabyte G-Power Pro i'm using.

    Not a very good thing to have if your planing on sleeping with your system on, it's 21db at it's lowest rpm

    Saying that, i don't have a rpm controller for the case fans, so they'll be on max i presume, must about about 27db on the 90mm fans, omg i'm changing subject!

    Any ways lol, those temp's... they are not high enugh to make me think about fitting water cooling no ?
     
  6. nbkpsycho

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    I have same cooler as you and i am running at 2.5ghz @ 1.7v load temp is 35 smart fan enabled in bios
     
  7. locutus12

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    if your looking for a cheap easy water cooling solution just for your cpu, take a look at my thread here

    http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=17580411

    the link to the Kit is on it and i can send you a link of where to buy it for around £55.

    if you can afford £80 to £120 then you can get a more proffesional one second hand for around that price.
     
  8. NachT

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    Thanks for the replays guys, i am thinking about getting water cooling... i've never used it before so i'd be a first timer.

    Are they louder than air cooling ?

    That start kit looks pritty ace! :D
     
  9. locutus12

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    louder ?!?! the pc is so damn quiet if it wasnt for the trickling water sound i wouldnt know it was on... :D
     
  10. pegasus1

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    Ive just ordered this
    Swiftech H20-220 Apex "Ultra" Watercooling Kit.
    To replace my G-Power, not that its a bad cooler, its just that ive never used WC and i fancy having a go.
     
  11. gr1mey

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    watercooling is good I tell thee.
     
  12. NachT

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    If i was to use a water cooling kit, could i turn off my case fans and keep a cool temp?

    Wouldn't mind a trickling water sound, that'd be relaxing :D
     
  13. locutus12

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    i wouldnt go that far unless your water cooling everything. but ive got low rpm 120mm fans, they give off about 14Db of sound, very quiet. when you water cool all you need is low rpm fans just to keep the air flowing.
     
  14. pegasus1

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    Theoretical yes but its not just the CPU that creates heat in the case, just about every component generates heat including:
    CPU
    GPU
    Memory
    N Bridge
    S Bridge
    Hard disks
    So decent case cooling is important.
    Either use quiter fans like Akasa Ambers or use some form of fan control either using software (speedfan or similiar) or hardware (manual fan controler, volt mods).
     
  15. gr1mey

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    locutus is right... 2 x 120 mm fans bringing airflow through the case should be more than enough to keep chipsets cool (if they are actively cooled themselves)
     
  16. NachT

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    If i don't use any fan controllers, so they're just reciveing power. Are they defualt to max RPM ?
     
  17. pegasus1

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    Yes
     
  18. pegasus1

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    True but a GFX card still probably produces the most heat in the case, especially if its an ATI card :p
     
  19. NachT

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    Hey guys, lets just say i have 2x fans and each fan is 20db... would the overall sound be 20db, 40db or somwere in betwean ?
     
  20. BigDom

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    Umm if I remember my scales right I think 20db + 20db = 21db.. the scale is a logarithmic scale so pretty sure if I remember my maths to go up 1 db doubles the volume.