Re: Upgrading a Gateway SX2800-07
I'll post pics once I get the power supply and fans in. Decided to cut a hole in the front bottom of the case to add a 92mm PWM fan, and I'm going to use a pci slot fan in the rear.
Right now, I'm still running the 220w power supply until tomorrow. Installed speed fan to get a gauge on the heat.
Temp1(?): 40 - 50 degrees
Temp2(?): 50 - 65 degrees
Temp3(?): 17 - 28 degrees
Kingston SSD: 30 - 45 degrees
WD 2TB: 35 - 48 degrees
Core 0,1,2,3: All these run in the range of 38 - 53 degrees
I think the temps are looking ok, but then again, I haven't done anything more intensive than playing HD movies, and volume leveling my media library (had to redo the whole library after moving everything around). I have no idea what temp1,2,&3 are. Temp 2 is definitely the hottest sensor, but I have no idea what it goes to. From what I understand, speed fan cannot read ATI graphics cards. The CPU fan seems to run steady at 1175-1225 RPMs. Maybe I haven't gotten it hot enough to speed up?
I know Windows Experience scores aren't the most accurate way of measuring performance... but here's what I've got so far.
Gaming Graphics 3.5/6.6
Primary HD 5.9/7.1
I'm not sure if installing the power supply will make any difference with those, though.