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hello I was hoping for some advice on keeping my computer cool; I have a shuttle xpc with a socket 939 athlon dual core running at 2 ghz. for those who know about shuttle xpc computers they are fairly small and have itx motherboards inside. I needed a computer of this size for stashing inside my entertainment center for palying movies on my tv. It normally runs for about 6 hours a day and within time it will reach temeratures of 109 C sometimes hotter. I even installed a water cooling kit and used the coolant that came with the kit. and yet installing the liquid cooling kit was a trip all of the tubing fits inside the computer itself. If anyone could give me advice on keeping it cool and still practical for the use I need it for that would be great.
post #2 of 20
Since it's in a entertanment center you must have extra ventalation (i.e extra fans on the outside)
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Welcome to OCN. What kit did you buy? What PC you got? Take some pictures of your setup, It would help us to make suggestions.

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more intake than exhaust, better for airflow
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guessing your shutting the door/draw when its in the home theater unit?

it needs air to come and and go out or itll just heat up the air and itll just keep getting hotter and hotter until it dies ( heat damage ) or turns of ( safety feature of some boards )

how well does it run when just sitting on the floor or something ? in open air kinder thing...
if its still running hot. then maybe the thermal paste needs to be re done? (: in old age it gets crusty and drys up.. but you said you put a watercooling loop in it. so guess its ok?
if its still hot make sure the cpu waterblock/heatsink is on properly
and yeah Airflow biggrin.gif always helps
    
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One important question: What are you using to monitor your temperatures?
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Ill make sure I get some pictures posted soon. and it is actually running at 109 C with the water cooling system in. Ill have to test and see how much lower the temperature goes down with the cabinet open. and the water cooling system I am using is the kingwin liquid cooler awc1. I am monitering the temperature with the front panel on it. as well as lm-sensors while a movie is playing.
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how do you applied the thermal paste?
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edit function again broken, need to double post ....
okay i saw i did a mistake, you already wrote its Celsius. how do you applied the thermal paste?
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post #10 of 20
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yes definitely arctic silver infact and I only use enough to cover the surface of the cpu. but keep in mind the cpu is a socket 939 which I know is notorious for overheating and its also inside a shuttle xpc http://arstechnica.com/images/sn95g5/SN95G5-angle.jpg
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