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Old 06-17-2005, 09:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My setup.

Amd athlon64 3200(venice)
MSI Neo-4 Platinum mobo
1gig Corsair XMS3200
ATI radeon 600xt pro pci xpress
1 40gig sata hdd
1 tdk CDRW drive
400 watt psu.
ATOP Xplode case

I figured I would help cool off the processor by getting another fan for it. Well i got the Zalman CPU Cooler CNPS7000BLED-AlCu. I dont think its running cool enough. At idle the computer is 42 celcius. Under load its at 55 celcius. To me that just seems high. I also have only one case fan that came with it. The zalman fan wont run any higher then 2400rpm. Should I get another cpu fan or is this normal temps the these processors? Thanx in advance.
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did u apply AS5 with instructions from AS site? if no do so, ur temps will improve a lot. make shur u buen it in also, it takes time for it to settle to get temps u want.
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I guess that may be the problem then I was sent the artic ceramic one instead of the artic silver 5. Ill check inot that right away. Glad you noticed it.
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Remember that you only want a little bit of AS5. About the size of a grain of rice will be plenty.

Take off the old one with some isophyll (or anything 90+% alcohol)

btw. How hot is your room? As the room temperature greatly effects the CPU temperature.
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I guess that may be the problem then I was sent the artic ceramic one instead of the artic silver 5. Ill check inot that right away. Glad you noticed it.
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ceramic doesnt come off very easily...
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my room is about 80 degress. I have the computer in front of an ac unit
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If you leave the computer in front of the AC unit if its a window one like mine you should be getting much colder temps, because my Newcastle 2800+ overclock to 3200+ speeds can get to 69F at its coldest, but i had a lot of fans and a side intake fan blowing that cold air straight onto the CPU. Anyways if you only have one exaust case fan get 2 more fans and make one intake and the other exaust if possible. Or you can get a few new case fans with realy high CFM.
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If you leave the computer in front of the AC unit if its a window one like mine you should be getting much colder temps, because my Newcastle 2800+ overclock to 3200+ speeds can get to 69F at its coldest, but i had a lot of fans and a side intake fan blowing that cold air straight onto the CPU. Anyways if you only have one exaust case fan get 2 more fans and make one intake and the other exaust if possible. Or you can get a few new case fans with realy high CFM.
yea its a window one. Im going to be getting 2 more fans very soon. Any suggestions on some high CFM ones?
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