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Old 04-26-2006, 12:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am going to buy some new fans for my computer. What should the setup be to get the best airflow and cooling? I mean, should it be air in through front fan, and side, out the back? etc. I know I have been really stupid at this and let my computer get too hot. (I just saw the sensor the other day above 45 degrees C. Also..what should be a good range for max performance?
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Anything up to 50C isn't bad. Keeping your computer below that is not easy on air.

You shouldn't have any problems at 45C. The lower the better, however.

I am assuming that the 45C is under load. If it is at idle, that is not good. At idle, it should be somewhere around 20C.

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I just updated it....let's see if it shows up.
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I built my computer about a year and a half ago...so it's really outdated now. I plan on upgrading again this summer.
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You are using a box better than what I am, at this point. My current proc is an AMD Athlon 1.4GHz.

My sig is my new box that is enroute from the EGG.

When you decide to update. I would suggest a DFI Ultra-D mobo.

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And is there a program that I can monitor the temp? I use Lavalys for all of my configuration, benchmarking, etc. But I am looking for a program that I could just minimize into the taskbar next to the other quick icons....
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And is there a program that I can monitor the temp?

Try MBM5 you can get it here.
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