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using a case fan on my cpu heatsink

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Will this work? Has anyone tried it?
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If you can rig it up it should work fine. I don't think skt 478 has PWM control so you wouldn't have to worry about that.

Give it a try and let us know how it goes.
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yeah, people commonly do that to increase cooling performance, I did it with my ac freezer 64, and my temps dropped by over 10c load.
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My system temp is around 26 celsius and my cpu temp runs somewhere between 34 celsius and 37.5 celsius which is not bad considering im overclocked from 2.66 to 2.92 but I want to shave off a few degrees still if i can. Im thinking more air flow might do the trick and I need better heat sink compound because all I have right now is cheap stuff.
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Personally, I would work my way up to a better computer. If you want to stick with intel, get you a better proc, priceses are coming down quick.

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yer i did i i put a 120mm fan on a 80mm heat sink it ran cooler and was dead silent


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yer i did i i put a 120mm fan on a 80mm heat sink it ran cooler and was dead silent


What is that thing and where can I get 5?
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What is that thing and where can I get 5?
http://www.pccasegear.com/category72_1.htm
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yeah, people commonly do that to increase cooling performance, I did it with my ac freezer 64, and my temps dropped by over 10c load.
OOOOh, I might be interested in doing that to mine. What size fan did you use and how did you do it?
    
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What is that thing and where can I get 5?
Fan shrouds are just cool... hehe A huge fan at low rpm you get nice cool cpu and 1/3 the noise, can't beat it.
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