I run 2400xp processor that has heatsink and fan. I have a fan on my graphics card. i also have two fans fitted on top of each other on the grill at the rear of the case. I also have an exhaust blower fitted to an expansion slot at the back too. My system temps run at CPU - 51, Hard drive -37 and system 26?
Are these ok and how can I make cooler? Can you fit a fan on top of the fan on the cpu?
Basically below 60 degrees C, you're ok Above 95 degrees C, you're too hot
click here to see the maximum temps for various CPUs in the range of 60-95 degrees, Keep in mind that cooler is almost always better and that every 10 degree rise in temperature will decrease component life by about half .
Here some tips, the volume of air flow is important, increasing air flow across a component will carry away more heat. The larger the temperature differential between the component and the air flowing over that component, the greater the heat loss, so the larger the surface area exposed to the air flow, the greater the heat loss.