enewmen

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Guys.

I have a "System" temp of 45-55c, I think it's the p45 chip or the RAM on the Gigabyte p45-UD3P.
The System temp never goes above 55 OCing or below 45 idle.
Is this OK? What is normal?
My CPU temp is only 31-38c, since I'm using water cooling. Do I need a CPU (type) fan to help cool the p45 chip?
I did look, but can't find this info online.

Thanks!
 

enewmen

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Thanks for the quick post :)
Yes, 55c System Temp is the highest I ever got, with a full load while OCing.
Full Specs:
Gigabyte p45-UD3P
Q9550 @ 2.83 Ghz - 3.8 Ghz. (never above 45c Core temp)
4 x 1Gig Kingston Hyper-X @ 1066 - 1.8 v (1.888v in OC).
AMD 4870 1 gig.
6 SATA HDDs.
700w OCZ PSU

I thought the UD3P series should be cooler than what I'm getting. The system never crashed because of the System heat. But it does seem high to me.

(I'm finally calling ATI cards AMD since they finally got good)

EDIT: The ambient temp is 30c if that makes any difference.
 

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I always find my system temp a little higher than my CPU temp. If you have a sideways-blowing CPU cooler, then that could contribute to higher system temps as a downwards-blowing cooler would help cool the chipset.

Is it getting higher as time goes on?
 

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The temps stay about the same and the PC doesn't crash.
Since I have water cooling, there is no CPU cooler (just the radiator). So no air gets forced on the p45 chip - even though I have beefy front and top fans.
Maybe it's the 6 HDDs or 30c ambient making the trouble?

Just hope 55 isn't a scary number.

From what you said the System being higher than the CPU, I can rest a little easier.

Thanks....
 

enewmen

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I have a RAM fan cooler as well. I assume it helps a little. This helps lower about 3-5c.