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Cleaning front grill of chassis's.

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Most cases usually come with some sort of fan or intake on the front of their case. This is something that all of us at OCN should be doing on a regular basis. I would claim it need be done at least once a month. Twice if you have a very dusty environment.
My idle temperatures 1 hour ago before doing mine were
36-39-40-38 _ 1.41v

After cleaning my front grill fan gaurds of all the dust it gathered, my temperatures dropped a whole 5+ degrees.
When i first booted it showed
28-33-34-33
and after about 15min sitting on they are now at:
30-34-35-34
I was quite impressed at the difference it made by clearing that airflow up.
Most elite and experienced overclockers already know this, but this tid bit of info is for all you new comers with new systems and first time overclockers.
This one's for you!
So keep your systems free of dust my friends...

(Keep in mind your ambient temperature still has the most impact on your processors core temps!!!)
post #2 of 3
i dont bother cleaning my front grills because after the grill mod on the p180, all the dust gathers INSIDE. i regularly open it up and wipe it out clean, and have a field day with a can of compressed air.

Cleaning out the 8800gtx especially helps, i get idle temp drops of 5C when i clean it.
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Very nice informative post. Will help the new comers out greatly, Ive seen mounds of dust in some inexperienced users computers. Rep up for helping the newbies.
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