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Old 06-19-2004, 12:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my specs are in my sig, my processor runs at about 45 celcius on idle with just windows xp loaded and the case themp is 33. this is with the rooms air conditior on all night( it gets freeeezing in here) my case fan setup is 2 fans in the back on exhaust. 2 in the front doing intake. one in the har drive bay, one on the bottom of the case woudl adding two 120mm(or 1 120mm) fan on the side of my case improve the cooling. i was thinking of putting on directly inline with the cpu doing intake and then one on the wayy bottom either doing intake or exhaust.


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Old 06-19-2004, 01:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what you should do is turn one of the exhaust fans around and see if that helps.. it's better to have more fans blowing in then out

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Old 06-21-2004, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol, everyone is contradicting each other with how many intake/exhaust fans to have. Want to push more hot air out rather than push air in and keep it in to get hotter. I read a moderator post earlier, he claimed to do a 2:1 ratio for exhaust:intake.
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea and I agree with him.. make it 2:1 exaust:intake.
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Old 06-21-2004, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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And if that doesnt help much I would suggest just getting a Water Cooled machine
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Old 06-22-2004, 01:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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there is no point in pushing in more air than you are sucking out.

taking out the hot air is more important


2:1....well maybe not that extreme i would say a 3:2 ratio is more realistic

exhaust:intake of course


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