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So my friend(who is actually a member of OCN) decided to go passive... i dont know his exact cooler but ill get him into this thread... he removed the fan of his HS and has a idle temp of 22-25c passive... i tried that with mine...... im idleing at 55c... how is there this much of a difference?
Phil post your heatsink.
EDIT i apologize if in wrong section
Edited by kill - 5/30/11 at 6:04pm
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its true i have proof.


my cooler is a rocketfish universial CPU its the rifle version.


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Every cooler works differently, and every setup works differently. The more that's different, the harder it is to predict the results. Thus, nobody knows and nobody ever will.

Although you should probably reseat that HS. Not even my laptop idles at 55C.
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different coolers will giver different temps, with or without fans....and case airflow has a LOT to do with passive cooling
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room temp could be the issue also.
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Every cooler works differently, and every setup works differently. The more that's different, the harder it is to predict the results. Thus, nobody knows and nobody ever will.

Although you should probably reseat that HS. Not even my laptop idles at 55C.
I reseated it last week

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Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
different coolers will giver different temps, with or without fans....and case airflow has a LOT to do with passive cooling
lol the only fan i had in the case was my GPU fan... i have the fan back on my cpu and now its idleing at 28-30c
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post #7 of 8
You do have a "random ATX case" which means that there's a likelihood in which the airflow totally sucks for it. That would be my guess.
 
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You do have a "random ATX case" which means that there's a likelihood in which the airflow totally sucks for it. That would be my guess.
LOL oops... i forgot to update that... but its still a random atx case... on this one i was able to do cable management i think its in the post your AMD rig thread
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