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Old 09-11-2005, 09:50 AM   #1
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I have recently built a new pc for gaming use. My set-up is as follows...

msi neo4 platinum mobo
1gb (2x512mb) corsair ram
xfx geforce 6600gt
maxtor sata 120gb hard drive
sony dvd rom/cd rw
amd athlon 3200
500w psu

and this case...

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=91831

with an extra fan...

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=43059

Being new to the computer building world, i was wondering whether my temperature readings were ok. The case has two fans on the side, one on the front then i put an extra one on the back. I have done no overclocking. i was playing 'need for speed underground 2' for about 3 hours non-stop on my new pc (graphics on full), then when i had finished the graphics card temperature was 68C. This did decrease down to about 50 after a while but i am getting paranoid i am doing damage to my pc. The same thing happens when i play far cry and doom 3.

can someone tell me if this is normal?

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Old 09-11-2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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yeah, that seems a little high, you must be using the stock cooling. I would get a new heatsink, something from zalman or thermaltake that will cool your cpu better than the stock heatsink
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:01 AM   #3
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I have recently built a new pc for gaming use. My set-up is as follows...

msi neo4 platinum mobo
1gb (2x512mb) corsair ram
xfx geforce 6600gt
maxtor sata 120gb hard drive
sony dvd rom/cd rw
amd athlon 3200
500w psu

and this case...

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=91831

with an extra fan...

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=43059

Being new to the computer building world, i was wondering whether my temperature readings were ok. The case has two fans on the side, one on the front then i put an extra one on the back. I have done no overclocking. i was playing 'need for speed underground 2' for about 3 hours non-stop on my new pc (graphics on full), then when i had finished the graphics card temperature was 68C. This did decrease down to about 50 after a while but i am getting paranoid i am doing damage to my pc. The same thing happens when i play far cry and doom 3.

can someone tell me if this is normal?

thanks
I have a 6600GT and trust me, it is perfectly ok. They have a heat threshold of over 120 degrees C and max out at 127 C. My temps are running around 50ish too and at times drop to 40 something on cooler days. Mine got as high as in the 80's at one time .
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sounds like you got an answer.
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i alos have the xfx 6600gt i get the same thing i sometimes it goes up to 70 on hotter days in my room playing bf2 its normal
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Old 09-11-2005, 11:58 AM   #6
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ok thanks, i will look into buying a new heatsink for my processor. Can anyone recommend a decent one that is fairly cheap? bearing in mind im from the UK so i dont do newegg lol.

its nice to know that those temperatures aren't unheard of with the 6600gt. does anyone have any tips on how to keep the case cooler?

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I called up my manufacturer on the temps and that's what they told me. Everything's good.

You can always add exhaust blowers using the available PCI slots to suck the warm air out. Something like this:

Dynatron DB1206SP 120mm Sleeve System Exhaust Blower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835888602

Try adding that right below the video card to help get rid of the warm air generated from the card.
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well they are a bit high, but as already said they can take 120 C without braking so no worries there. The only thing is that the cooler it stays the better it performs.
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