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Old 11-03-2008, 06:37 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Default Re: Air flow improvements ( Need Advice )

Wow I just made a pretty crazy discovery, since I've been monitoring my temps very closely now adays ( when playing games I frequently alt tab and leave rivatuner showing me temp history ) anyways I noticed my external fan in the back wasn't doing much ( in terms of changing temps ) but when I stuck an external high powered fan blowing air into the CPU ( hence acting like an intake fan ) the load temps lowered about 5 celcius! I guess this means my computer wasn't getting enough intake ( to equal out intake and exhaust ) or its causing it to have negative/positive pressure? ( I forget which one is which ), anyways the results are pretty consistant since I've been testing it all this morning, when I turn the fan off the temps go up 5 celcius after 5 minutes of play and when i turn it on they go about 5 celcius down after 5 minutes of play, I really didn't expect to find such concrete results!

Only down side to all this is the external fans are getting my lower body pretty cold

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