I've got an older machine I'd like to put back into service after a few hardware upgrades. Current specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.5GHz (LGA-775)
RAM: 4 Gb DDR2 800 MHz
VIDEO: ZOTAC ZT-95TEK2M-FSL GeForce 9500 GT
MOBO: XFX nForce 750i SLI
PSU: 600 Watts
2 DVD+RW Drives
1 160 Gb SATA 2 HD (testing, bigger ones later.)
Speccy and Speedfan both show the CPU temp running at 44C, Mobo at 35C, and the HD at 35C. Keep in mind this is in a room that's around 24C . . . that seems a bit warm. The fans have been in the case since it was built and I'm thinking of changing them out for some good ball bearing ones, and a new CPU cooler also. Overclocking isn't off the table completely for me, but for now I'd like to keep the system from roasting itself just running benchmarks, etc.
How do I find something better than the stock Intel cooler the processor came with? I've looked on some sites, but I'm having difficulty finding stuff for an older CPU.
Edited by Drafthorse, 28 February 2014 - 03:26 PM.