Is 55 degrees celsius too hot?

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  1. datamestonic

    datamestonic Member

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    My motherboard and processor go up to about 55 degrees celsius when I'm running games, is that too high? As in could it be damaging any of the hardware, or lead to crashes (which occur occasionally when I play games like FEAR or run DOD Source)? I have a more cables bunched up around the motherboard than I would like but can't figure out any way to clean them up, they're just there... I get the temperature readings from ASUS probe software.

    I have the following setup:

    Chassis: Lian-Li PC-V1000B
    Motherboard: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
    Processor: AMD 64 4400+ x2 Toledo
    CPU Heatsink: Thermalright SI-120 High Performance
    CPU Fan: Antec 77095 120mm Blue LED LCCF
    Memory: OCZ EL Dual Layer DDR-400 [2 x1024Mb]
    HDD: Western Digital Raptor 74Gb 10kRPM 8Mb Cache
    PSU: PCP&C 510W SLI-PFC ATX12V Power Supply
    Audio: Creative Labs SB X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS Sound Card
    Video: eVGA GeForce 7800GTX KO 256Mb 490Mhz
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2
     
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  3. GalvanizedYankee

    GalvanizedYankee Diamond Member

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    Bobthelost Diamond Member

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    Not too hot, but i'd think about some higher speed case fans, 3 wired ones so the speed can ramp up as case temp does.
     
  5. suszterpatt

    suszterpatt Senior member

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    3 wires do not equal temp monitoring.



    That said, 55 °C is normal, though a bit on the high side. What are the specs on the CPU fan? You may want to replace it with a faster one. If it has decent airflow (50CFM+) then try reseating the heatsink, and using Arctic Silver 5 if you hadn't in the first place.
     
  6. ssvegeta1010

    ssvegeta1010 Platinum Member

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    That is not too hot, but with an after market heatsink, you may be able to reseat the HSF to get better temps.
     
  7. slpaulson

    slpaulson Diamond Member

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    That is pretty warm, but as long as it isn't crashing it shouldn't be hurting anything. You might have put on too much, or not enough thermal grease.