PC Hardware forum

General discussion

CPU Temprature

by Confusimo / August 18, 2006 5:04 PM PDT

Here is my config.

I just got a new ECS 915P-A version 1.2 and a celeron D 346 3.06 GHZ. And the rest is as follows.

1 DVD burner. Maybe a second CD drive soon.
1 IR shield going to motherboard IR port 5.25 device.
1 floppy drive.
Card reader and USB combo 5.25 device
3 SATA hard drives.
BFG 256mb PCI Express video card.
2 side fans. 1 front 1 back. 1 cpu fan.
1 northbridge fan. 1 double pci exhaust blower antec.
Maybe another video card in the AGP compadible slot.
USB 2.0 PCI card.
D-Link 520+ I think WIFI card.
Perhaps 430w antec true power supply with 20 to24 pin converter to match motherboard. But it works fine.

CPU according the bios runs at about 50c and case at 35 or 40 something. But I have so many wires in the PC. The thing is such a mess. I want to build a PC, just move to a new case. Or completely empty the current case.

What I'm wondering is if I remove everything except the CPU fan, PCI express Video card, 1 HD, and 1 DVD burner, will I go up from 50c much.

Because all the clutter is gone. So more air flow.

Or with just a CPU fan only and no ther case or pci fans I'm asking for truble.


Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: CPU Temprature
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: CPU Temprature
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Before changing a lot of hardware,...
by linkit / August 18, 2006 5:31 PM PDT
In reply to: CPU Temprature

...I would use a can of compressed air to blow the dust out of all filters, fans, and heatsinks.

To answer your question, the fans that I would keep are:
- CPU fan
- Rear exhaust case fan
- Whatever fan, if any, is on the video card (extra PCI fan may not be necessary)
- Whatever fan, if any, is on the motherboard chipset(s)

I strongly would advise keeping a front intake case fan to blow over your 3 hard drives. If you only had one HD, you might be OK without the front intake fan.

I like big (120mm) fans wherever a fan is installed.

Round IDE cables may help, too.

Collapse -
Re: Before changing a lot of hardware
by Confusimo / August 18, 2006 5:57 PM PDT

It's all SATA. No IDE except for the DVD burner. And that is round and very thin.

This is the case I have right now.


See more pictures there. It's weird the way the Hard Drives face toward the window and not the front. And the 2 fans on the swivel door add a ton of clutter.


Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.