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Hi guys,

I have a Koolance 370 on top of my i7 920 and I switched it sideways so the intake and outlet were on the side of each other instead of on above the other (more convenient for tube placement). Is that ok? Or should I put it straight again?

Right now my idle temp is 44°C with a little OC to 3.61 GHz with a room temp of 35°C or so. Will I get better temps if I straighten it?

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As long as flow is going to the middle port your all good. It doesnt matter how you position it.
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35 degrees C!? Seriously? So you're ambient temp is approximately 95 degrees F? Holy **** man get an air conditioner. That will lower your temps quite a bit as your delta temps will stay relatively the same, while overall temperature will decrease dramatically.
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Originally Posted by Kal777 View Post

As long as flow is going to the middle port your all good. It doesnt matter how you position it.
Thanks man... Nice info.
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Originally Posted by wolfej View Post

35 degrees C!? Seriously? So you're ambient temp is approximately 95 degrees F? Holy **** man get an air conditioner. That will lower your temps quite a bit as your delta temps will stay relatively the same, while overall temperature will decrease dramatically.
Yup... And that's on a cool day. I can't use air conditioners as the wiring at home is very old (just prepared the wiring for my pc) but in a couple of months temps start going down to maybe 10°C in the middle of winter.

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Wow 35c ambient? you need to put your rad in some ice water lol its hot were you live
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Wow 35c ambient? you need to put your rad in some ice water lol its hot were you live

Meh, over the summer I had my systems CPU+GPU folding at high overclocks in temperatures close to what he has. I just had to add a small fan to my NB heat sink. By this coming summer I'll have a water block on the NB too. smile.gif
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Quote:
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Meh, over the summer I had my systems CPU+GPU folding at high overclocks in temperatures close to what he has. I just had to add a small fan to my NB heat sink. By this coming summer I'll have a water block on the NB too. smile.gif

All you mad folks folding@home.. Who pays your electricity? Can i hook my system up, seems you have spare $$$ wink.gif
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Errr... 35c when I hooked up the WC. In the past few weeks ambient temp reached 45c. That's why I decided to invest in WC in the first place lol.

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