I am running a amd athlon 3000 xp. I think it may be over heating. I have 2 case fans, another one on the graphics card and the processor one. At idle it runs at about 42-45 degrees and when gaming it rises to 51 or so. Is this ok ?
What fans and heatsinks would you reccomend, my current one is a akasa 3200 xp, i dont want it to be too noisy though. any recomendations then ?
it is also pretty noisy at the min, any way of making it quieter? cheers for the responce i think it is actually higher than i first said because i am taking these temperatures with ine side of the case off, i done this as a precaution incase i was frying the chip.
it will go up to 75 degrees,mine runs at 54-56 and is very stable.how are you taking the temp?i use "pc alert" but i find this runs about 2 degrees higher than the bios reading (i think the bios readings are more accurate) xp 2500+,1x case fan and a tower that is cramped and too small.
Your temps are totally fine, though having the side of the case off is actually not helping matters. Without a 'tunnel' for the case fans to pull air through, they don't work as well as they might. In addition this may help reduce noise levels with them back in place.
If that does not work, corrugated cardboard stuck to inside of case damps noise pretty well.