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So ever since I got my computer, I barely maintained my other computer.... A few days ago, I decided I'd fix it back up, screw around with it a little and give it to my girlfriend... Its an Athlon 2500+ @ 2.2Ghz on an Asus A7V8X-X, with an AGP x1600pro 512MB (which i set a record with) and a gig of ddr400...

Anyways, noticing that the temps were getting up to 54 or so degrees while stress testing with Orthos, I decided to screw around with the HSF and replace the thermal gunk with AS5... the end result was what you see below and a maximum of 47C while stressing:
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OMG Thats cool.
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cooling difference is gonna be minimal, if non at all.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sepheronx View Post
cooling difference is gonna be minimal, if non at all.
going by what he just said thats a 7c drop at load
post #5 of 13
Try removing the bottom fan.
Make sure the big one blows air ON the CPU
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you could try having the big one blow down, and mount the small one to blow sideways across the fins? just a thought...nice mod tho
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Get rid of the little fan and have the 80mm blow either down on the fins, or sideways through them.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheSubtleKnife View Post
you could try having the big one blow down, and mount the small one to blow sideways across the fins? just a thought...nice mod tho
That would go against the big one. Better to have the big one pushing onto the heatsink and 2 small ones pulling air from the fins.
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post #9 of 13
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yeah... the thermal paste was pretty crappy stock stuff that hadn't been changed in 4 or so years, and I'm guessing that the 60ish(?)mm fan wasn't doing a good enough job of dissipating the heat off the crappy all-aluminum HS either.... the 90mm is probably swamping the whole area with moving air while also sending cool air more quickly to the 60mm?
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Why not just take off the little fan and put the big fan in its place...
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