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What Temp Is This?


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I'm a little new to overclocking, and I just recently built a computer without considering its overclocking potential

 

Specs: (note this was a bit of a budget build [$500] so a lot of the parts are not amazing quality)

 

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ 2700mhz

Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H

EVGA GeForce 8800GS 384mb

Rosewill Stallion series 550w PSU

LG 22x DVD burner

2x1gb G.Skill RAM DDR2 800

NZXT Hush case <----- considering replacing this because of paltry ventilation and no case fan expandability

 

All stock cooling; case has two 120mm fans

 

Anyways.... when I ran Prime95 to get a look at my temperatures, I noticed SpeedFan was displaying a temperature identified as "Temp3" that would rise at a steady rate, cresting at about 67c. I can confirm this tempaerature is not: my CPU, my GPU, or my HDD. What else could this be? Maybe my NB? If anyone else could perhaps tell me what temps normally get high when running Prime95 (3rd test blended) that would be great.

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I was using CoreTemp at the same time and it displayed my cores running at roughly 55c each, so I know it's not the CPU. I'm looking at PCWizard at the moment and it says the 67c is my "Power/Aux Temperature" does this mean it's my PSU?

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It could be the northbridge, you can always touch the heatsink to see if it "feels" like 60C, otherwise your board doesn't have that sensor and it's just a bogus reading. ALso, if the PSU was that hot, you'd probably have problems.

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Would Prime95 cause the Northbridge to heat up like that? SpeedFan displays it as idling at roughly 46c or so. That a 20 degree jump in a couple of minutes. Then again I wouldn't be surprised... I also have a temperature that's showing 95c idle even though I have experienced no performance dips since building the computer...

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Speedfan often showed weird readings for me... maybe the MOSFETs around your CPU have a temp sensor, that's what it might be.

 

Is that other 95C reading locked or does it change between idle/load? Probably bogus though, if anything was that hot it would smell ;)

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No real change in temp on the 95c, it'll jump from 91-96c sporadicly. So is 67c when under load something I should be worried about? (this temperature was displayed on different programs) I've been seriously considering some after market CPU and/or chipset coolers.

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If your gonna get a aftermarket cooler i suggest you get this one...

 

Linky:Zalman Fan

 

For that price, you might as well go with this (coming from someone who owns a Zalman 9700, it's not a bad cooler, but expensive for what it does)

 

But honestly, I wouldn't really worry, just make sure you have decent airflow and you won't have any problems

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When I first looked at the Zalman, I thought to myself "That is obscenely expensive" but now I see that it is substantially less than I thought. However, I would still like to get something perhaps a little cheaper, somewhere from $30-40 max. (I'm still on a budget)

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Honestly, if you're not overclocking, it's not worth it

 

 

go to frostytech.com

 

its not to good of a website and i dont no if its all that trustworthy but it will show you a large range of fans and there prices it gives reviews to but like i said i don't know that sites reputation

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