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i currently have my heatsink pulling air from middle of the case (pulling air off top of 8800) and exhausting it out the top of the case, Should i flip it to pull air from behind my DVD drives and exhaust it out the back?

temps are a little high 25-32C idle and load is 36-38C i assume its because it pulling hot air off the GPU.
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id change that around much cooler air can be sucked
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id change that around much cooler air can be sucked
that's kind of a poor idea why would i want to push hot air onto my 8800? its already hitting 96C in cod 4
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i mean pulling air from dvd drive and exhausting it out the back
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those temps are fine. leave it alone
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post #6 of 15
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i mean pulling air from dvd drive and exhausting it out the back
ohh that's what i was thinking about doing

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those temps are fine. leave it alone
no they aren't it used to be 19C idle and 31C load those are significantly hotter
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Quote:
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ohh that's what i was thinking about doing



no they aren't it used to be 19C idle and 31C load those are significantly hotter
it's summer time. of course it's going to get warmer...
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Gotta love summertime!
Yes, you should switch the cooler around.
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post #9 of 15
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it's summer time. of course it's going to get warmer...
it was same ambient temp in my room as it was when i had it the other way.
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post #10 of 15
Regardless of which way the cooler is oriented, its still going to cook a little with the GPU dumping hot air back into the case. I'd make sure your TIM install was good and leave it as is. I always run my CPU heatsink exhaust straight up as long as there is a top exhaust w/ a sufficient fan.
 
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