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So the problem is this that my temps a to high in my Case.
CPU 50-55 normal and 55-68 on load
What case mods should I to do cool it down
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post #2 of 12
hello and welcome. first off, it would be super if you went up to your User CP and filled out your system specs. that way they'll show up in your sig and it will help us all help you.

that said, it seems by your pictures that you already know what we'll say. you need to clean up that rat's nest of cables in your box. they are seriously disrupting your airflow.

beyond that, you could buy faster fans if you wanted. i personally hate loud computers, but i wouldn't buy really fast fans - i'd just use a drill and hole saw to cut a hole in your side panel for an intake fan and another hole up top for a blowhole exhaust fan. that should add another 50 cfm or more through your case. not that an Estonian would know what a cfm is... i'm so American.
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First case mod to drastically improve temps , Blow out dust and reseat your heatsink, looks like its been there for a while and a new layer of paste could help
    
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post #4 of 12
thermal paste. there are about a million threads around here talking about how to apply thermal paste. look around and get your read on. you'll have good times.
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post #5 of 12
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User CP updated.
I just blowed the dust out of it last week.
How should I but the cabels to get better airflow?
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post #6 of 12
Well, I have almost the same case as you, first off, cut out a hole for a 120mm fan on the side of that case! just place a 120mm fan on the white painted side, and trace the inside area of the fan. be sure to draw out the four mounting holes. alternatively you could use a 250mm fan or what ever strikes your fancy.

Also, do the same on that back fan, this time it has to be 120mm, or at the very least, cut out that crappy lattice work of a finger guard, it cuts airflow down considerably.

Take a look at that GPU cooler, it looks like a blower type, but I cannot see any slotted PCI cover for it, unless there is a slotted one that we cannot see, I would remove the one that is covering it.
    
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post #7 of 12
i see you have a Prescott. that is going to run hot no matter what you do, but i bet we can drop your CPU temp by a few degrees. don't forget what was said about re-seating the CPU heatsink and putting a fresh, thin layer of Arctic Silver 5 on it.

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How should I but the cabels to get better airflow?
check this thread for ideas. remember that some of us spent a lot of time trying to make our computers look cool. you don't need that; you just need to clean up the mess in there so the air can more more freely.
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post #8 of 12
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SO I tried to hide those cables.
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post #9 of 12
it looks a lot cleaner in there now. the air should be moving much more freely through your case with less dead spots. if you want you can remove your CPU heatsink, clean it off (clean your processor too) with 90% isopropyl alcohol, put a small dab of Arctic Silver 5 on and reapply your heatsink (instructions are here).

the only other cheap thing you could do would be to add a side intake fan and possibly a blowhole exhaust fan on top of your case. just make sure you measure before you cut and don't blame me if you mess it up . also, if you're going to do it, do it right and use a hole saw.

you won't see dramatic temp drops with two extra fans, but it never hurts.

you can also make sure your computer's environment is good. hopefully the room it's in isn't too hot. if you keep it inside a desk with the door shut, you obviously won't get much fresh cool air in there.

that's all i can think of. keep in mind that your family of processors has always run hot and you'll never get temps like people with the Core 2 Duos are getting.
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post #10 of 12
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when my pc is idle then the temps are 47-51
and on load is 60-75C, I cant play any games , because when the temps rise to 75 then my pc makes a restart :S
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