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post #11 of 20
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Sorry people, maybe I wasn't being clear.
The heat of the components is fine, it's just that the fans on my case bring the heat into the room, heating it up. When I disable the case fans the temps soar, so I have to leave them on.
I have a thermaltake GPU cooler and an Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 fan.
My case has 1 front 14cm fan and 1 side 12cm fan.
    
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There will always be heat emanating from your PC, no matter what. Water cooling is not going to reduce it. One goes water to cool more effectively his/her components by removing heat faster (not reducing the heat output).
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Is there any other way to reduce OUTSIDE heat?
    
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air conditioner, lol.
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Yeah, blowing the heat out a radiator is no better than blowing it out the case. Still gonna get just as hot (believe me, it gets hot in my room when my computer is on). I have to agree with the air conditioner idea!!
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by woodpigeon4 View Post
Is there any other way to reduce OUTSIDE heat?
Run components with lower power consumption. Take overclocks off, open a window in your room?
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I have an air conditioner in my room, and have all the windows open. Guess I'll just have to suffer in silence.... :
    
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I have an air conditioner in my room, and have all the windows open. Guess I'll just have to suffer in silence.... :
get a fan and blow the heat away. But seriously, a system like yours, how hot can it get? Mine increase my room temperature 5*C on average when it's under heavy load, and that's more than bearable on a normal day (even without AC).
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post #19 of 20
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I put a thermometer next to my PC and it read 92f.
It's really wierd, I just don't know what's causing it - the components are running fine, it just seems the fans are doing their job too well. Wish I could get to the bottom of this...
    
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Kill any processes that you don't need, have as little running in the background as possible etc etc.

Even killing off any viruses, trojans, spyware, cleaning out your registry, anything that reduces the amount of work that the computer has to do will reduce the power output. Turn off themes, turn off animations, turn off your background, make windows drag and drop as lines, that kind of thing.

And if you're really desperate, turn down the clocks a bit.

[Edit]
Alternatively, rig up some ducting and actively blow the warm air out of your room.
Edited by Karashi - 5/12/08 at 4:25am
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