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post #11 of 16
I had this problem and totally understand where you're coming from. It helped to place the tower next to the air return, but what you should do is get a low power linux beater box, like a netbook with a broken screen, for daily driving websurf etc. and let the monster sleep and only wake when it's time to game!
If you have a monitor that auto detects inputs you can have the linux beater netbook connected to VGA and the Monster to DVI and when the monster is asleep and the linux box is turned on it will show linux on the screen. Then turn the beater off and the monster on and the monitor will auto switch to DVI. Or you can do the same thing with DVI and HDMI if your monitor and beater both support that.

Use a KVM like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817107132 to switch mouse and keyboard from beater to monster, or you could get a DVI KVM if both beater and monster need to be on DVI and/or your monitor doesn't have multi inputs or auto detect.

For instance, you would need a dual link DVI KVM if you have a Korean 1440p monitor with only 1 DVI input
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812225037
Edited by WOD35 - 8/18/13 at 6:24pm
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Also, is it normal to see this much difference between the cores?
post #13 of 16
Those are idle temperatures, pretty meaningless, especially if you have some random programs using like 5%-20% of your CPU in spikes
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post #14 of 16
Yea, you're mainly to be concerned with the package temp

BTW, I just realized that dual link KVM I posted above is only a cable for a dual link KVM, and an actual dual link KVM is way more expensive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817399100
or at a minimum
http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-2-Port-Dual-Link-Cable-GCS982U/dp/B0073W6YDA

but a multi input 1080p with auto-detect can be hooked up very cheaply with just
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182157
and a multi-input korean 1440p can be hooked up with just that as well, although I'm not sure if that functionality is worth the increased response time....hmmm, I'll have to think about that before I pull the trigger on one
post #15 of 16
Yea, you're mainly to be concerned with the package temp

BTW, I just realized that dual link KVM I posted above is only a cable for a dual link KVM, and an actual dual link KVM is way more expensive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817399100
or at a minimum
http://www.amazon.com/IOGEAR-2-Port-Dual-Link-Cable-GCS982U/dp/B0073W6YDA

but a multi input 1080p with auto-detect can be hooked up very cheaply with just
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182157
and a multi-input korean 1440p can be hooked up with just that as well, although I'm not sure if that functionality is worth the increased response time....hmmm, I'll have to think about that before I pull the trigger on one
post #16 of 16
Unless your CPU is hitting 100C, you're fine. Even at that point, it's uncomfortably hot for most of us here, but you're still fine....
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