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WOW! 40mm fan dropped my CPU 15c

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I added a 40 mm fan to my HD drive bay because it was running at 48c which 1c hotter than the manufacturer suggested. Not only did it drop my HD temp to 35c. It also dropped my CPU temp from 55c to 40c (and Ive seen it down to 36c)and the fans not even blowing on the HSF its actually blowing on the PSU. This is on my P4 folding rig so I am really impressed. The only other thing I did was remove the floppy drive to make room for the fan. To bad I cant OC this old Asrock 865G mobo. Maybe I should try something like clockgen or sumpn.
    
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***? a 40 mm fan? Is this your first fan or something?
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Probably it's because while you were installing the HDD fan you moved your clutter of wires around in such a way, that gave you better airflow.
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coulda just been a really bad hotspot forming...you had stagnant air on your HSF area.
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There is also a 80mm fan right behind the HSF blowing hot air out, but that has always been there. The wires are all pretty much the same except for the floppy ribbon is gone. There are still two ugly IDE cable for my HD and CDR/RW. Maybe opening the one drive bay was what it need to get the air flowing.
    
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coulda just been a really bad hotspot forming...you had stagnant air on your HSF area.
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