SB75G2 - CPU Temp

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SB75G2 - CPU Temp

Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:37 am

Hi,

I've got a SB75G2, which I really like. It runs stable but the other day it reset for no apparent reason. Which is why I started being concerned that the temperature of the CPU was the culprit. Before I forget the CPU is a 3.2GHz prescott, and there's a (pretty hot, I think) nVidia Geforce 4 Ti 4200.

Basically it runs at 50-54 under no load and goes upto about 60 under load, while the rest of the system stays at a steady 34-36

Is this normal? I've tried reseating the heatsink with no change.

The reason I'm asking is that I want to get a new GFX card and if it's overheating now I'm sure it'd be worse with a new GFX card in.

Any help or advice would be much appreciated :)

Cheers

Paul
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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:47 am

Those temps dont seem to awfully out of whack for a presshot. You could have other hardware issues.. it may be the ram or more likely the psu thats causing the apparent shutdown.

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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:49 am

If it resets itself then it may mean there was a BSOD. Disable auto-reboot in Startup & Recovery so you can see that BSOD the next time.
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Postposted on Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:50 am

LicketySplit wrote:Those temps dont seem to awfully out of whack for a presshot. You could have other hardware issues.. it may be the ram or more likely the psu thats causing the apparent shutdown.

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Thanks. It seems to have been a one-off. Just wanted to check in with folks who are much more experienced than me.

I was thinking of upping the Graphics Card to a Geforce 6600 (not top whack, I know, but it's more than adequate for me). Any ideas whether this would significantly increase the system temp?

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Postposted on Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:21 pm

The 6600 shouldn't be much hotter than the gf4, might even be cooler for all I know but there won't be a heat problem as a result of adding this, it's not anywhere near the high end in terms of power usage and heat output.
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