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Thread: Question on PC temperatures!

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    stoi's Avatar BCG Owner BT Rep: +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45BT Rep +45
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    OK my PC keeps crashing, BSOD, now i dont think its the temperatures, but more of a problem with Vista and my GFX card.

    But I have 4 gig ram, so dont want to go back to XP (even though i do have it installed as a dual boot on another drive) and i have heard that XP 64bit is worse than Vista 64bit.

    So my Specs and Temperatures. (nothing has been OC, or changed, and this is now, at idle all I am doing is typing this)

    Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower.

    QX6700 Kentsfield
    This is running at 66 63 62 62 at idle according to real temp

    Asus P5N32 - SLI Premium Wifi edition
    52c according to PC probe

    BFG Geforce 8800 GTX 768meg ram

    running at 72c according to expertool

    4 gig ddr2 ram

    650watt PSU (no idea on make though)

    3 sata HDDs, 320gig (XP on), 400 gig (Vista on), 1TB (backup drive)

    1 external Seagate Freeagent 750gig usb

    (and i am still running out of space lol)

    Vista Ultimate 64 bit

    So i am just wondering if those temps are the norm, or if something is desperately wrong here and i need to sort it out ASAP.

    I bought this pre-built, but I am considering building my own next year, just cant afford it yet.

    cheers

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    Your GFX-card must certainly be able to handle 72c ... some of them go up till 90-95 without problems.

    I guess it could be your PSU that is to weak for your box.
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    your QX temps are kinda high.

    how long have you installed it? did they use thermal paste correctly?

    cuz 62C is a LOT for idle on those chips.
    probably a problem on the contact between the cooler and the cpu, imo.

    other than that, it can be the classical: do u have the latest mobo and gfx drivers installed ?

    i use Vista64 daily and it's rock stable.
    Last edited by Cabalo; 11-13-2008 at 07:47 PM.

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    ur mobo temp seems very high as well is it well ventilated

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    Have u installed any Fans (90 or 120 mm) ones?

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    As i said i have not installed any fans apart from what it came with.

    Front, side window. back.

    I have just gave it a good clean out, and the temps are now a bit lower

    56 54 52 53 for the CPU

    67 for the GPU

    45 for the Mobo.

    The dust behind the dust grill on the front fan was silly, so hopefully that helps.

    But the problem i am having with the BSOD is a well known one, well loads of people seem to be having it

    nvlddmkm-sys

    keeps BSOD my PC when i play a game, or watch a movie

    http://www.driverheaven.net/vista-nv...ddmkm-sys.html

    as you can see, so i am not alone in that.

    I have just noticed that there is a new Nvidia driver in my windows updates, so i may install that in a minute.

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    Your temps are about twice as high as they should be.
    Whether or not a new video driver solves your BSOD issue, you should look into why this might be.
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    The GPU temp is fine, it's the CPU temp you should be concerned about, that's pretty damn high.

    Don't install new graphics drivers via windows update! Download the latest ones from nvidias website

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbius5000 View Post
    The GPU temp is fine, it's the CPU temp you should be concerned about, that's pretty damn high.
    I would disagree- about the GPU.

    I recently converted back to aircooling from water and the CPU idles in the mid-twenty degree range and the GPU in the mid thirties (8800GT, overclocked).
    Admittedly, I'm using an aftermarket Zalman cooler on the card but even so, I don't think the stock coolers are that bad, are they?
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    My EVGA 8800 idles around 50-something almost always (well, she did RIP). Stoi, is it possible for you to check and make sure your CPU cooler is making contact with the chip? Can you take off the cooler and check the thermal paste to make sure it's getting squished? What about a fresh install of the OS? Then you can start anew and check one thing at a time to see whats up.

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