overheating for no reason!
hey guys . i have a few problem with a CPU and heat
NO OVERCLOCKING whatsoever
now .. im using an Asus A7v8x-x and an Athlon XP 2800+ Barton Core.. now, im pretty sure i applied plenty! of thermal paste. My case has about 4 Case fans 80MM , 2 in front pushing air in, 2 back pushing air out. Computer runs at 60 deg C with case closed, using a thermaltake Volcano 7+ on HIGH setting( airplane noise). if i openthe case, it runs at 51 deg C.. now .. AMD tells me that the CPU is good until 70 deg.. but i think that 60 deg is complete crap, especially with hardcore CPU fan like the one i have.
here are the questions
1) I know that any extra thermal type of paste is to void warranty.. and i know that Arctic Silver voids it for sure, since its silver and its a conductor... question is .. is there ANY way that AMD can tell if i used Arctic silver? can i scrape it off and them not tell?
2)NOw, what the hell is up with the 4 case fans , and still getting extreme heating problems? now, here are the questions regarding this topic
a) which way are the fans supposed to face? basically .. which way is the air blowing on the fan? with blades facing where are i want the air to blow? or with back(ballbearing) facing the way its supposed to blow air? i think its supposed to face the back, but heh , i put them all this way, and air seems to barely escape the case...
b) does it matter if fans are connected straight to the powersupply? or is it ok if i had 1 powersupply jack and used a split to all 4? does that affect in some crazy way the output of the fans?
3) soo.. last one .. are there any suggestions ? what the hell is going on ... 60 deg for 4 case fans and one superpowerfull thermaltake CPU fan+ heatsink is waaay too hot .. mobo temp never gets over 40 tho ...
thanks for input
AMD 64 3500+ 939 Winchester/no o/c
MSI K8T Neo2
MGE 400w PS
2X 512 meg ram sticks/generic
PNY 6800 GT 256MB running stock
Western Digital 80 GB HDD