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Old 10-10-2005, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm running on a modified Emachines T6520. I've added a 6600GT and a Antec SmartPower2.0 400W PSU. Now here's my concern:

After startup, this baby is silent as an assassin. No fan noise whatsoever. Now, say I play BF2 for about an hour. Of course, the fans kick in because this game is using my CPU, GPU, RAM, etc. to a high degree, so the system needs to be cooled to account for the increased workload. Fine. But after I close the game, the fans are still going at full clip even if I leave the system unattended for an hour. Why is it doing this, and what can I do to put a stop to it? I just ran my task manager and it says that my CPU usuage is 0% so there's nothing running the background that's hogging my resources. How long does your system take to cool off after a bout of gaming?
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I opened my case, and it didn't take long for the fan to slow down to idle. So, obviously, it was an airflow problem. I unplugged everything and tried to tuck every loose bit of wire away so that it doesn't interfere, and I'll see how that works.
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Old 10-10-2005, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not enouph case fans. Get a new case or mod your one now.
Add a 120mm fan for out and a 80mm for intake.

Your computer isn't meant to have a graphics card like that in it. The fan keeps cooling the GPU but the air just keeps getting recycled within the case. Causing the fan to spin faster to keep the temp down.
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If your eMachine is like mine, you have a spot in the back for an 80mm fan. Grab one and mount it as an exhaust fan.

My temps dropped 5-9 degrees with mine, and I'm not a gamer.
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check ur temps with the prog in my sig.
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Go for a 120mm fan or two if you can fit it (or mod the case slightly to fit it). Much quieter than an 80mm fan and really moves the air.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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noises your computer shouldn't make: buzz, bang, boom, splash, kapow, ching, floop, zorp, beewwwooooooop.

I hope this helps!
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You might also want to consider an after-market cooler.

Take a look at the Thermaltake Venus Series Coolers-Silent Boost K8.
http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggIma...106-036-02.JPG
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106036
$38.99 + $5.99 Three Day Shipping

It ain't too expensive, it is very quiet, and it gets the job done right. Awesome reviews as well.
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