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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:04 pm 
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Just today i did a test on my cpu on full load to see how hot it gets. After running for about 5 it was up to about 53C. Is this too hot? If so, what can i do to make this temp go down, other than replacing the stock heatsink? Also, would replacing the stock heatsink be beneficial to the length of life on the computer? I use this computer to rip dvds from my collection quite often and such it is often running @ full load. Listed below are my specs.



CPU: Core 2 Duo 6400 @ 2.13 Ghz
Mobo: Abit Ab9 Pro
Ram: 4 Gigs Crucial 800 DDR2
Video: Nvidia GTX 260 (EVGA)
Case: Antec P152
Power Supply: Antec NeoPower 550W

The CPU and mobo are about 2 years old. The graphics card, case, and power supply were replaced about 6 months ago.

Any opinions and/or suggestions would be helpful.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:24 am 
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Getting a Cm 212 could help in temps if they are making you that worried about them. I think you are fine though


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you should be fine for that temp.

for curiosity sake, what's your ambient temperature and the motherboard temp inside the case? you might be able to drop a few degrees with better flow in the case itself.

otherwise, if you're really concerned about it i would unseat it, clean the stock heat tape off, apply some arctic silver, and reset the heatsink firmly (and flip the board to check the heatsink pins). see if that helps at all.

last resort would be to replace the heatsink/fan. and is probably overkill for this old of a CPU.

i wouldn't be too worried until it gets up towards 60C. i "like" mine to run in the 30's-40's, but that's not always possible...some procs just run hotter than others as well.

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IT's a two year old thread but....................TDP on that chip is 85C. 58C is completely normal with a stock cooler,

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