It doesn't /have/ to bring it down that low. You needn't worry about damaging your cpu until the temperature is 60+ degrees C, if you're getting up to 70 you definetly need some more cooling. Usually you'll notice problems before the chip reaches that temp, such as frequent hard system locks when under load.Originally posted by bobotns
A good CPU cooler must bring the temperature to ~ 35 degrees celsius.
Hey i got the sides of my case openOriginally posted by cluthu
>that would help ... well will it
I suppose so, but for maximum effect you'd have to remove the case and in doing so you're exposing your computer to both the elements of the room and allowing EMF radiation to leak out. Of course, I should also mention that having a large load motor (like those in the A/C) and a computer on the same circuit can cause a whole host of problems.