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Old 10-10-2004, 05:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My comp's been running hot lately and I want to cool it down... right now I don't have the money to buy a new sink but I did put on some new paste and right now I've opened the case and pointed a small fan at it... does anyone know if it's bad for you comp to have constant air current blowing at it?
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Old 10-10-2004, 06:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why would it be bad for it if people have that anyway?
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I would be more worried about the exposure to dust and other things blowing in there (ie small speice of tin foil, things of that nature).
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If your side panel is off, then you dont need an outside fan. It will cool down enough
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OK I've check the temps again and even with the new paste.... open case... and a 12 inch honeycomb fan blowing at the thing, it's still running at 42C... wth is going on.
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That sounds about right, make sure you dont have any other processes running that make the processor run at 100%.
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Damn I was hoping I'd drop to around 35C with this stupid fan blowing at my computer... 42C is a lot cooler than 55C but I though it would drop even lower... maybe I put on too much paste..........what a disappointment.
What are some temps are you peoples' cpu running at ? Does anyone care to share?
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stock speeds, i get around 40-45c
overclocked the poop out of it and i get low to mid 50s

This is with two exhaust fans, one intake and a side fan and stock heatsink and fan.
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Phew.... thanks for sharing GrFreak now I don't feel so bad =p
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i would suggest that you spend 30 at newegg for the thermaltake silent boost hsf. IT will lower your temps largly. Look into it, its not that expensive. Its very quiet, and cools very well, I have it in my pc with a ducting mod.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...106-037&depa=0
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