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post #1 of 9 Old 12-31-2005, 04:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok here it is, im running 3 fans, two in front as intake, and 1 in back as exhaust. Im running x2 3800 oc'd to 2.2ghz on asus a8n sli mobo, using a zalman cnps7000b cooler maxed to 2280 rpms, and my temps after playin games is 51 degrees celsius. Does this sound right? I think its running hot and have no idea why, of course oc'n causes this. Im almost thinkin of putting stock heatsink and fan on and testing that out. fan on rear is running at like 3300 rpms and i believe front two are at 2200 or so. I dont have a controller but when i hooked up fans to mobo i saw speeds in bios. Im really thinking about gettin the big typhoon, but I would think with an aftermarket cooler it would help out on temps. any ideas appreciated, thanks.
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Get AS5 or a simliar silver based compound. That will lower temperatures around 10C! I don't have a big typoon.... yet.... I here they are very good, but large.

51C isn't bad, but you can get it lowered.

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allright thank you, im sure case temperature also plays a pretty big role. Im thinkin about getting vantec tornados, and maybe the big typhoon. unless i decide to go watercooling, but I'd rather stay away from that for now. keep suggestions coming. thanks
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What size are those fans? (Your PSU also has some fan action going on...)
You know what models?
RPM doesn't mean much unless you know how much it is pushing.

For control, something like a Vantec NXP-205 is fine. You can dial fans around. More air does not always mean more cooling. I have a 120 on the front) and two 80s (one back, one top, both exhaust) with max CFM of around 70CFM each. However, after hours of dialing it around, each fan is at a different setting (I would reset fan speeds, run for a few hours under load, check temps, rinse, repeat) ...
(Also, getting your GPU to stop exhausting into your case can help - like NV 5 or similar GPU coolers.)

And 51c isn't that bad for load.

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(Also, getting your GPU to stop exhausting into your case can help - like NV 5 or similar GPU coolers.)

Yes I second that...I have one and it helps tremendously

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well i just checked and i am using arctic silver 5, i read that the best way to apply it is to put a pea sized dab in middle then let it self spread once you install hsf. Maybe ill just go get a couple tornadoes and try that out before i start even thinking about watercooling and maybe a cheap fan controller. Is 2280 rpm for cpu fan low? thanks guys, I def. think ill try to come up with more ways for air cooling. Should i even test out stock hsf? again, thanks. more ideas welcome ; )
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Depends on the fan. The blade design rather impacts amount of air a fan draws, regardless of speed.

I have a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu that runs around 2600. But no idea if fans are comparable

Temp is always a better measurement than fan RPMs (although fan RPMs can impact temp directly based on fan design (CFM, etc.))

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yea im thinkin the fans i have dont have good cfm. im just gonna buy some tornados and test it out i guess. thanks
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also depends a lot on ambient temperatures. you gotta watch people when they say "yeah im runnin and FX-57 and 5GHZ on 4v Vcore at 19C on air. Ive seen it happen.

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