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CPU temp 50C

I just built my first computer and was checking the CPU temp through the bios and it was at 49 to 50C with no load. Is this too high? I'm not sure what determines just what the CPU temperature should be, but my components are:

CPU: AMD athlon 64 3200+ Newcastle (Socket 754)
HD: WD 160Gb serial ATA 150 7200rpm
Video Card: ATI Radeon X700 PRO AGP 256mb
Mem: OCZ Ultra High performance Dual Channel Kit 1Gig 3200 (2 x 512mb)
Monitor: Viewsonic VA1912b
OS: Windows XP Pro
Optical Drives: Lite-On DVD and Plextor DVD burner
Power: Antec True power 480W


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(NT) (NT) That temp is fine.

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Might be a good idea to

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install a program that will allow you to monitor temp while the sytem is doing various level stress tasks.

Such as "Speed Fan". Google it.

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This is my first time

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building a computer, so I appreciate your help. I am going to google your suggestion. Thanks again.

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Well you came to the best forums.

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There are many really helpful people here.

Feel free to ask as many questions and as often as necessary. If you do not understand a reply fully, simply ask for more of an explanation.

Always nice, if you then let us know if you got the problem solved.

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By the way.

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As you may find, many prefer to try to get that temp lower. And with improved case cooling and maybe a better HSF you can get the idle down to 38 to 40 C.

It just isn't necessary unless you are a gamer and the running temo gets into the 60 C's.

I only use caes with top exghaust fan and a side fan that blows in. These in combination with a rear exhaust fan [in addition to that of the power supply].

Most cases come with more locations to locate fans, than fans that they provide. If you add any fans, get dual ball bearing type, they last longer.

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Thanks for the advice!

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I'm going to get the program to check the temp when the pc is used for gaming, and then if I need more cooling I'll check out the fans as you suggested. Thanks again.

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