Paranoid about my CPU temp
I have a 1.4 Athlon idling at 47C-49C and goes up to 51C(52 rarely) on extreme load. I have a full tower system case with the left side of the case open. My ide cables are the old fat kind. I have about $60-$125 in my budget for cooling this system down. What do you suggest I should do?
PS: I don't want to do water cooling. Unless someone explains to me what I need and how to install it.
PPS: When one says "cpu idling at", does that mean their cpu is in standby mode?
Last edited by TurkeyJerk; 01-03-2002 at 05:46 AM.
Processor: Athlon 1.4ghz 266bus
Memory:2 x Crucial 256mb DDR SDRAM firstname.lastname@example.org
Motherboard: Epox 8kha+ Rev 1.0 with New Bios 10/07
Video Card: Geforce 2 MX
Hard Drive:Primary: WD 40gb 7200rpm
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum Non-EX
CD-ROM: Pioneer DVD 16x
CDRW: HP 9100 series
Heatsink: Swiftech MCX370-OA
Case: Full Tower / Antec 300w PP-303x +5 at 4.89