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I have a Sabertooth P67 and it has a unique plastic layer called "thermal armor". There is a place to mount a 50x50mm assist fan. I purchase an assist fan and mounted it upside down blowing air through the casing.

gJJQ

Everything else seems okay except my motherboard temps. My mobo used to stay 29-30C. Now it's up 33-35C. Should I get rid of this assist fan? Should I flip the assist fan to pull air through the thermal case instead of push?

Also I installed asus thermal radar software to checkout the temps and how everything was doing... and some components are unusually high:

gJLU

Should I be concerned? Are these accurate? ... my usb port & sata port can't be generating that much heat.


Thank you.
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I've never used a sabertooth but the general rule of thumb would be that if your temp readings increased consistently across the board, regardless of the accuracy of the reading, your temps are still increasing.

You ought to try it in reverse and see how that does it. if still worse than no fan, take it off.

Why is it making it hotter? Beats me.
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I've never used a sabertooth but the general rule of thumb would be that if your temp readings increased consistently across the board, regardless of the accuracy of the reading, your temps are still increasing.
You ought to try it in reverse and see how that does it. if still worse than no fan, take it off.
Why is it making it hotter? Beats me.

I think somethings wrong. My CPU should idle at 30c but it does not. GRR. I rewired my case today and set all my case fans to be powered by the PSU so they're all running at 100% atm. I figured I'd get great temps but I'm getting worse temps than before...
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