Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Overclocking | Cooling | Modding
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-23-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 44
Default Do I need better Cooling??

Okay not sure whether this is good or not but here are my current temperatures on my DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+, 2900 MHz
No overclock just how it came when i built the system also has a 450W powersupply and the heatsink is just the one i got with the motherboard.
Whic looks a bit naft if im honest!



I may want to overclock soon so i was think about these options
1) new cooling + overclock
2) new cpu + cooling + NO overclock

__________________________________________________ ______________


Also I am hoping to improve my system into a gaming pc but not sure what parts are most important to upgrade any ideas????

Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
DirectX 10.0
Motherboard M2N68-VM
CPU Type DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2900 MHz (14.5 x 200) 5600+
Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce 7xxx-6xx, AMD Hammer
System Memory 3072 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT (1024 MB)
PSU 450W i think could check if i was bothered to open up case.
__________________

rime123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 12:10 AM   #2
Guru
 
JogaBonito1502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 7,841
Default Re: Do I need better Cooling??

The best bang-for-the-buck upgrade would be a new HSF and an HD4850/GeForce 9800+ GTX. You can probably reach 3.2GHz if you OverClock that processor. But like I said, you're going to need to buy a new HSF and fill up all the fan slots on the case.
__________________

JogaBonito1502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 34
Send a message via AIM to cquinndesign
Default Re: Do I need better Cooling??

Make sure that you get good thermal paste too! You would be surprised at what a difference good thermal paste will do.

As far as those vid. card recommendations, Get the new ATI HD 5000 series card, or at least an NVidia GTX 260.....
__________________
- Veteran Computer User -
http://www.cquinndesign.com
cquinndesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 08:58 PM   #4
Guru
 
JogaBonito1502's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 7,841
Default Re: Do I need better Cooling??

Quote:
Originally Posted by cquinndesign View Post
Make sure that you get good thermal paste too! You would be surprised at what a difference good thermal paste will do.

As far as those vid. card recommendations, Get the new ATI HD 5000 series card, or at least an NVidia GTX 260.....
Based on his OP, I don't think he has the money to afford a video card of such level.
JogaBonito1502 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 01:14 PM   #5
Baseband Member
 
supermgm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 24
Default Re: Do I need better Cooling??

Pick up a new heat sink, some can go for mere pounds!
Plus some thermal paste, or if your desperate some Vaseline (Not advisable though)
Or! If your brave go for a Mineral Cooled PC, find a fish tank fill it up with Mineral Oil (baby Oil) fully submerge the mother board and psu, however not the hard drive or disk drive, they have moving parts in. Then you can over clock easily, the oil transfers the heat a treat.
supermgm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 02:42 PM   #6
Golden Master
 
sniperviper21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 5,438
Default Re: Do I need better Cooling??

I wouldn't advise mineral oil cooled.

And a 4850 is a very capable card
__________________
You got to have a Fiddle in the band!
sniperviper21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2010, 03:50 PM   #7
Baseband Member
 
supermgm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 24
Default Re: Do I need better Cooling??

Lol so did many people, but i showed them :P
Its only worth doing if you have some old hardware lying around, you can then experiment...
__________________

supermgm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0