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Upgrading my Dell Studio XPS 435MT


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 12:21 PM

I have a Dell Studio XPS 435MT Desktop that I have been making some upgrades on. I have added new PSU, GPU and some additional RAM.

OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
MSI Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCIe w/HDMI Low Profile
Kingston HyperX 8GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K2 for 12GB Total.

I also replaced the motherboard as the machine was not working with previous one.

I have noticed the computer tends to run very hot and up to 70 Deg as listed by speed fan.

Is it possible to add a new heatsink? Is there one that would fit the tight confinements of this case. I was thinking about this heatsink.

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

I'm assuming I have no room to add an additional case fan. I may also need to apply some new thermal paste to cool down CPU. I would appreciate some feedback. Thanks.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:13 AM

Which component was 70C? Do you mind posting a photo of speedfan showing those temperatures?

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:45 AM

Thanks for the help: Temp 1: 71 Deg, Temp 2: 43 C, Temp 2: 52 C, HDO: 34 C, Core O: 46C
Core1: 47C

What does the Temp 1 71C relate to?

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:49 AM

Not quite sure of the best way to attach a pic. Link above was image uploaded on tinypics.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:49 AM

The temperature of the processor is around 46C to 47C not 70C.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 06:27 PM

I don't think that's the CPU temperature since there are Core 0 and Core 1 labels. Could that be the temperature sensor near the graphics card? The CPU should throttle down and eventually shut off if the temps are too high.

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Posted 01 September 2011 - 09:51 PM

I would like to upgrade the heatsink if you think it is a good upgrade. This system will not be used for gaming, just regular use. Is that 70C Temp on speed fan something to worry about?

The Heatsink size is limited.
I think the maximum I could do for height would be 135mm and this would be cutting it very close and I would not bet my life on it fitting. 130 mm would definitely fit.

I have about 105 mm on the width. I was thinking of the XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU. Do you think this would work and is it necessary. Thanks.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:40 AM

No it's not necessary for cpu fan upgrade because your temperature is fine and don't do gaming.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:02 PM

Thanks for the help. Should I apply some thermal paste on the CPU as I did not do that when replacing the motherboard. Is the 70C temp listed from speed fan mostly due to insufficient air circluating in the case. I built another system that has much better components than the dell and I will attach the speed fan results for this system and the temp 1 is 35C instead of the 70C on the Dell system. It has a full size case with a couple of case fans and V8 Heatsink, I7-920, GTX 260 etc..

Is the 70C temp listed anything to worry about. Should I leave the upgrading at RAM, PSU, GPU and not worry about fans,heatsink. Thanks.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 12:03 PM

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 05:47 PM

Try using HW Monitor to check the temperature and post it by taking a screenshot on your next reply.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

Here is the results you requested after the PC has been on for 10 min. Thanks for the help. Posted Image

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 07:30 PM

Everything looks perfectly fine :thumbup2:

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:46 AM

I like HW as it gives all the breakdowns for specific components. I trust your analysis of my temps and are happy that everything looks normal. Is the temp for my CPU somewhere b/w 47-50C. I think I would be hard pressed to find a heatsink that will fit as it is a very tight space. Is there certain temp levels to look out for where it is too high. Should I use the PC for 1 hr and then do the test again. Thanks

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:11 AM

I would assume so because that is the best a stock cooler can do. Also the max temperature for the processor is 67.9C.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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