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My computer keeps crashing due to what I think is inadequate cooling so I'm looking at adding another fan or two but... I don't have any mounts, is there any way I can get around this issue or will I just have to wait till I upgrade my whole system?

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post #2 of 36
Erm... depends on if you're willing to cut up your case, and what case you have.

What makes you think adding another fan will help anything? have you confirmed overheating? What component? What is your current cooling setup?
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well if it is ur sig rig i can't see it over heating with that cpu cooler post temp pic
Edited by skyline_king88 - 10/29/11 at 6:05am
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Erm... depends on if you're willing to cut up your case, and what case you have.

What makes you think adding another fan will help anything? have you confirmed overheating? What component? What is your current cooling setup?
No, I have not confirmed but the case only has one fan (****ty dell case), so it's quite likely. The graphics card is what's probably over heating. I don't mind cutting it up as there are no windows or anything. I'll post pics if you want.
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well if it is ur sig rig i can see it over heating with that cpu cooler post temp pic
Troll much? That's one of the very best air coolers, and his cpu isn't a particularly hot one. What exactly are you on about?
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No, I have not confirmed but the case only has one fan (****ty dell case), so it's quite likely. The graphics card is what's probably over heating. I don't mind cutting it up as there are no windows or anything. I'll post pics if you want.
Pics would be wonderful, especially if you're seriously willing to hack up the case a bit. What symptoms are you getting that make you think its the gpu?
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well if it is ur sig rig i can see it over heating with that cpu cooler post temp pic
No its not my sig rig. I'll have that in a month or so.
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post #8 of 36
Dell case? Cut that thing open like Jack the Ripper!

Seriously though: Maybe just get yourself a new case (they don't have to be that expensive) and a few fans. It's a real shame you put such nice hardware in a Dell case to be honest.

If you're on a budget: I often recommend people Arctic Cooling fans because they're dirt cheap, not too bad either and they undervolt well. (imho they look quite nice too ).

Their fluid/hydro whatever bearing is better than plain sleeve (don't use them horizontally though, I noticed increased wear over the vertical mounted ones I had).

EDIT: Oh, it's not your sig rig yet. Well, I'd start by monitoring your temps (HWmonitor if you want an all-in-one, or Realtemp (intel only)/Coretemp for CPU, MSI afterburner for GPU, there are others out there but these are the ones I use)
Edited by Bloitz - 10/29/11 at 6:07am
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post #9 of 36
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Pics would be wonderful, especially if you're seriously willing to hack up the case a bit. What symptoms are you getting that make you think its the gpu?
Well I only think its my gpu because when I go into games after about 10mins my computer crashes.
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Heres the pic of the side panel:
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