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ok so I have a stock cooler on my OCed AMD X2 4600 2.6GHz it gets around 60C and I know I can push it more if I can get my temps down. The weather here is warm ~95F and the room my computer is in gets up to 85F. I have no system fan and just open my case to allow more cool airflow.

How can I get temps lower without spending any (or much) money? I usually freeze a Nalgene bottle of water and put it in my case but I am not sure if that helps much. Any help would be great.
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If you have a lot of empty soda can boxes (I know a guy used like 10 Mountain Dew boxes), then you can duct tape them together, and hook it up to a A/C vent.

Then you can hook up the other end to the comp. case. haha.

OR

just use a house fan. Have it blow into the case. But w/ your ambient temp, I don't know how much it'd help.
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If you have a lot of empty soda can boxes (I know a guy used like 10 Mountain Dew boxes), then you can duct tape them together, and hook it up to a A/C vent.

Then you can hook up the other end to the comp. case. haha
Ya, if only my room had A/C.... Well I think I'll try the fan thing. A big nice floor fan should get it down at least a few `C which means more speed!
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