Now, you all know how my CPU gets up to temps of 50 degrees C or more when being worked hard (most of the time since I model/render alot while doing other things, making CPU get to almost 100% usage).
Well, yesterday while rendering, the CPU hit 65 degrees C. Yep, not a typo going on there...and I have a 3500+ not overclocked...oh dear
So I'm looking to buy a pretty cheap (no more than £20 really) heatsink and fan that'll do me ALOT better than the stock one of now.
(Athlon 64 939 socket)
I'll also buy some Arctic stuff too to keep it running cooler.
UK shops here people, or links to products I could buy elsewhere.
Thanks, and I hope someone can help
I found an old magazine with reviews of 939 socket CPU Fan/Heatsinks and I found the best one they listed: (Said it cooled 17 degrees lower than the stock heatsink running at 4,000RPM, 10 degrees lower at 2,000RPM)
The only problem I can see, is the screw mount seems to be faced so that the CPU fan will be faced down when connected, which would blow hot air (restrict airflow) onto the video card.
Or have I got this wrong?
This is the list of the others. I'll probably be buying from here. Any help will be appreciated