Antec 300 case
1 140mm top case fan (run on low speed)
1 120mm back case fan (run on low speed)
AMD Phenom II 965 BE 3.4ghz (no OC, stock cooler)
12 GB RAM (using all RAM slots)
Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W PSU
SAPPHIRE 100283L Radeon HD 5770
Samsung F3 1TB HD
WD 320GB HD
Windows 7 64-bit
I bench tested it a year ago before the video card addition (so integrated graphics) and got
NO VIDEO CARD
Idle: 31 C
Load (Prime 95 for over 1 hour): 67 C
I just recently decided to test for temperatures again and used Prime95 with CoreTemp to monitor, and the temperatures were getting fairly high.
(WITH HD 5770)
Idle: 37-38 C
Load (Prime 95 after 2 minutes): 77 C
Video card Idle: 58 C
I actually stopped the Prime 95 test about a few minutes since the CPU temperature kept going up and I didn't want to hit the CPU Tj Max (78 C according to CoreTemp).
Should I be looking to add more case fans to the front and side? Should I probably consider a new after-market CPU cooler like (this)?
I'm concerned about the stability of my machine once I get to putting under more stress playing games and such. I'm looking to keep my computer as quiet as possible (one reason I run the fans at low speed), but still maintain good cooling so stability isn't a problem.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Edited by SuperShadow, 17 March 2011 - 04:19 AM.