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CPU cool but case still warm almost hot

It doesn't take very high temps for something metal to be uncomfortably hot to the touch. As long as your component temps are fine, there should be no need to worry. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello I just recently built my pc and my cpu temp is at 25 c idle and only gets to like 35 after hours of playing but yet my case still gets almost hot everywhere is there something wrong or am I paranoid I also just decided to bump up the fan speeds is that a good idea?

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12 minutes ago, Hulzp said:

Hello I just recently built my pc and my cpu temp is at 25 c idle and only gets to like 35 after hours of playing but yet my case still gets almost hot everywhere is there something wrong or am I paranoid I also just decided to bump up the fan speeds is that a good idea?

Welcome to the LTT forums! If your case is hot, then that means that your heatsink is doing it's job and dissipating the heat into your cases air! If then find that your case is hot, then you should probably turn your case fans up so that they can better circulate your systems hot air into the rest of the room.


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Sounds like you just need to increase your case fans.  Although, I am a bit concerned that the CPU temperature readings might not even be accurate.  Unless I'm having a massive brain failure at the moment, it should be physically impossible for the case and its air to reach a temperature higher than the CPU itself (assuming it's the only heat source), and 35 °C is not anywhere near what I think most people would consider hot to the touch, so if the case feels hot that tells me the CPU may be more like 50+ at least

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was thinking the same but the temperature of the cpu changes depending on what I am doing and after I was playing games for a long time I restarted my pc to get into bios and it said it was at 33 Celsius and it slowly cooled down 

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If you're particularly concerned you could verify with another thermometer

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It doesn't take very high temps for something metal to be uncomfortably hot to the touch. As long as your component temps are fine, there should be no need to worry. 

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Monitor your temperatures using something like HWMonitor, OpenHardwareMonitor, Aida64 or SpeedFan.

Closing the application and entering the bios to see the temperature is not a good way to see the temperatures under load.

 

If the case becomes warm, it might not be from the CPU itself, other parts play a role too, for example, the graphics card.

You might want to add a few more intake and exhaust fans to your case. 

I always recommend two intake fans at the front and one rear exhaust.

Having more fans usually means the fans can run slower to keep the same temperatures and that results with a less noisy PC.

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Your case should not be hot to the touch. It sounds like you may have a short somewhere. Did you use stand offs with your motherboard?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, Bearmann said:

Your case should not be hot to the touch. It sounds like you may have a short somewhere. Did you use stand offs with your motherboard?

Yes I did use standoffs

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