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so i have a few issues with fan thickness:

i couldnt mount my CPU fan on the right, because it was blocking RAM slots. so i was forced to attach it to the left hand side, opposite the cases exhaust fan.

My question is, is this bad practise? will this have an adverse effect on my system?

My average idle temp is under 30 degrees. I have not checked load yet, but the fans dont ramp up at all when running S2TW, with the CPU fan set to dynamic.

also, on the side panel is an additional two slots for fans, but the stock Zalmans were too thick for the CPU cooler and wouldn't fit. Would it be a good idea to get some slim fans, and point them down at the CPU cooler for better temps, and another at the GPU? should i use them as an intake or exhaust?

or should I look at reversing the exhaust and intake fans, so that the air flows in more of a linear fashion?
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post #2 of 15
I would just turn your cpu fan around to have it blowing at the rear exhaust fan.
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Originally Posted by Darkapoc;13370895 
I would just turn your cpu fan around to have it blowing at the rear exhaust fan.

would that see better temps? my general thought was that I would have to cool the pipes by blowing air onto them?
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Originally Posted by Disabled Reaction;13375643 
would that see better temps? my general thought was that I would have to cool the pipes by blowing air onto them?

In relation to the image, you need to mount the CPU fan on the right side of the heatsink and have the air exhaust towards the back of the case. See if you can scoot the fan up a bit.
If this is not possible, keep the fan on the left side, but flip it so it's pulling heat away from the heatsink and out of the case.
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Originally Posted by VanillaCena;13375651 
In relation to the image, you need to mount the CPU fan on the right side of the heatsink and have the air exhaust towards the back of the case. See if you can scoot the fan up a bit.
If this is not possible, keep the fan on the left side, but flip it so it's pulling heat away from the heatsink and out of the case.

hmm, if this the general consensus, maybe I could get a slim fan for the other side, (normal fans are blocked by the RAM sticks) pushing air through it, being pulled out by the current fan (flipped around.)

does anyone know of any decent slim fans?
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post #6 of 15
Dot go with a slim fan. they lack in static pressure, making them suck as a Cooler fan. What I would try: first, flip over the fan, so its on the back side of the cooler but pulling air though the CPU cooler and Pushing it out the rear exhaust. If temps are not acceptable, then mount the cooler in North south, with the fans blowing out the top of the case(if you have top exhaust). from you post, it seems your idle is a tad high but we cant help you with just an Idle temp. We need your ambiant temps, and load to help you. Idle temps dont matter, its all about load temps.

EDIT: I noticed your using RIPJAWS ram, You can remove the hear spreader on the ram sticks, they dont do anything at all but look ugly.
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 5/4/11 at 1:50am
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how do I go about recording my ambient temp? Im guessing would be room temperature, or close to that.

which stress test program should I go for?

could i not use a slim fan as an exhaust on the side panel? (no top exhaust)
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post #8 of 15
Dude make it so that your CPU fan is pulling air through your heat sink and the exhaust fan pulls it out of the case. Don't worry about the ram as it doesn't get all that hot to begin with. If you have issues you can always do a spot cool fan but other than that have the air flow in one side of the computer and out the other.


As for ambient, the best way to do it is get a thermometer ( you can get a generic digital one for cheap) or what I do:

Take a coin and place it on a table or something close to where your computer is
Let set for 15-20 minutes
Use IR gun to take its temp

For stress testing, use Prime95 small FTT

YOU MUST RUN IT FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS TO BE STABLE. Well stable enough. I personally let mine run for at leas 6-8 hours.

Also get Intel Burn Test. It must past 25 runs at high. I never run ITB on standard as I feel it doesn't stress it long enough.
Edited by Lord Xeb - 5/4/11 at 1:53am
 
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post #9 of 15
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okay thanks, will try that when I get back on my rig.

(The RAM is blocking the fan from being installed. I cannot fit a fan on the right side. even if I removed the spreaders, the fan still blocks like, 2 DIMMs.)
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Dude like I said, just have it so the fan pulls air through your heat sink. Also what I did to remedy the same situation your in was get an H50 or to get ram with low profile heat sinks.

Personally I would rather have my H50 and sell off the other heat sink than to get new ram. SO much easier to work with.
 
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