thedonquixotic

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So I bought a new heatsink but it won't fit in the case correctly. It idles right now at about 43 degrees c. So can I just get on without this new cooler? Running high end programs it goes up to 50 or 60. Yes I know this is probably general knowledge that every newb comes in asking. Sorry for adding to that load, but I am new to this.
 

chjade84

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Is this a mystery system? By the way its spelled too, not to.

Are you sure it's 'too'? I think 'to' was right. Dictionary.com doesn't have an obvious answer, at least to me. (or is that too me?)

Too means: In addition (as in 'also'), to an excessive extent, more than should be, extremely or to contradict a negative.

To means a whole hell of a lot more so I'm not gonna list them.

Why do I care? Cause I'm bored at work and have 51 minutes until I can leave... :)
 

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if it's an AM2 the general consensus seems to say that keep it around 55-56, but up to 60 should be OK too. It can go a little higher according to AMD's specs (which is based on ambient temp, not the actual core) but I would stick with 60 at top load.
 

michaelmk86

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Is this a mystery system? By the way its spelled too, not to.

43 is fine for idle. Worry more about your temps at 100% load. Run prime95 for an hour and see what your temps max at. Generally anything above 60c is hot, although some chips can handle 65c-70c its generally not a good idea.

60-70C is just normal temperature even if you have 85-90C is not a problem.