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So I broke my Cpu cooler in a fit of rage and since I have been running stock clocks because I cant attach any fans. I Decided to test Prime95 and see what temps I could get from no fans on the cpu cooler and only and exhaust and top fan. After about 30mins the temps stabilized at 63-65C. Also at ide my cpu runs around 32C. These temps sounds really good to me for not having any fans on it at 100% load. Your thoughts?

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post #2 of 18
That sounds pretty good for me. You'll never see temps quite that high while actually running games, because Prime is much harder on your CPU that most real-world applications. I feel like the general rule-of-thumb is to keep it below 80C when benching/stressing, and you should be fine.
post #3 of 18
1. remove fan from back of case.
2. apply fan to heatsink
3. ???????
4. PROFIT!
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post #4 of 18
For passive cooling on a heatsink that big, i'd say thats about right.
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post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by zomgiwin View Post

1. remove fan from back of case.
2. apply fan to heatsink
3. ???????
4. PROFIT!

I have no mounting for a fan, if you look closely you can see I ripped off the metal sides that held the fans
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I have no mounting for a fan, if you look closely you can see I ripped off the metal sides that held the fans LIKE A BOSS!!!!!

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clearly you taught that thing a lessson. sometimes they deserve it.
    
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clearly you taught that thing a lessson. sometimes they deserve it.


Haha Ocn cracks me up
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clearly you taught that thing a lessson. sometimes they deserve it.

...and NOW who's paying? biggrin.gif
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Just out of curiosity, what's that H50 for?
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