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Hey guys, don't know if this is the right place to post, but here it goes.

I just bought a new Case Fan to help cool my computer, but i can't tell if it actually working good, or it just a waste of air. My case is a Centurion Tac 534, with 1 exhaust on back, and 1 intake on the side, both are 120mm. I bought a 120mm antec tricooler fan to replace the side intake, and place that original intake fan infront of the case. anyway, i try to play games and stuff to see how well it cool, the temperature jumped quickly and very high, that confused me.

I post a picture of my case being idle, and i don't know if the idle temperature is ok or too high. i don't know how to calculate it, so maybe u guys can help me out.


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BTW, why is my GPU fan speed only runs at 60%? shouldn't it run at 100% or something?
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post #2 of 34
That looks about right with a stock CPU cooler. Anyways what are your load temps? And Ambient\\Room Temps?
    
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post #3 of 34
It all depends on your ambients and are you running stock or overclocked? I would say its slightly high, I idle at 25ish at 2.5ghz and idle at 29C when Im at 3ghz with the stock cooler, but I have fairly cool ambient temperatures. Whats your room temp and overclock?

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BTW, why is my GPU fan speed only runs at 60%? shouldn't it run at 100% or something?
Thats fine, itll spin up faster when it gets hot or starts getting stressed
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i dont know how to over clock, its all normal stock. i will post a loaded one in couple minutes, want to run my comp a bit on games to load it. BTW, how do i find my ambient temp? ITS Freaking hot in California right now, my room temperature varies from 70C at night to 90C in the afternoon.
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i dont know how to over clock, its all normal stock. i will post a loaded one in couple minutes, want to run my comp a bit on games to load it. BTW, how do i find my ambient temp? ITS Freaking hot in California right now, my room temperature varies from 70C at night to 90C in the afternoon.
Yeah room\\ Ambient temps are sorta hard to find ( especially in Hot States ).. Just guess really. If you have an air conditioning unit it should tell you. ( Mine Does)
    
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No, unfortunately, i dont have an air conditioner. Anyway, i load my PC with orthos for 30 minutes, and here is the load temperature.



HOPE i did it right by load the CPU with Orthos, games dont' load temperature that much.
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post #7 of 34
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No, unfortunately, i dont have an air conditioner. Anyway, i load my PC with orthos for 30 minutes, and here is the load temperature.



HOPE i did it right by load the CPU with Orthos, games dont' load temperature that much.
My god that is bad. I would Definitely try to get an 3rd Party cooler or something better than a stock cooler. Try avoid putting your cpu under load until you do so.
    
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post #8 of 34
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well, what can u do to load ur computer to a great extend other than Orthos? I play games alot, will that be bad for my computer?

I just build this computer (First timer) about 5 days ago, can't believe it'd be that bad though....
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well, what can u do to load ur computer to a great extend other than Orthos? I play games alot, will that be bad for my computer?
It will probably shorten the life of your Processor. I would think you can still play games just stop every 30 - 45 mins to let your pc cool down.
    
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what kind of 3rd party cooling you'd recommend? good & affordable....i've been spending too much on this rig.
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