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When i play farcry its kinda demanding on my processors i have a tiny heatsink, with a fan on it, the manufacture ( HP dont ask all i have from HP is there mobo, and processor, next on my list to buy ) the manufacture has the fan blowing TO the processor, do i want it going to the processor or away from the processor


I have a NZXT Tempist Case that i just bought with 6 fans above 120mm so should i just have it blowing away from the heatsink or is it better cooling going to the processor


And yes i will be buying a bigger heatsink and fan but thats not for a while, and i want to know witch is better, going in or going out... no phun intended...
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post #2 of 11
That's how it should be; it's fine. If next on your list is to upgrade the mobo/processor, you could just upgrade your motherboard and migrate the processor to the new board. I can't even remember the last time I saw one soldered right to the motherboard
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post #3 of 11
the front and side fans would be your intake and the back and top fans as exhaust
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Your case should have good airflow and I wouldn't mess with any of the fans. The fans in the front should be intake fans and the ones on the rear and the top should be exhausts. This will create a tunnel or path that the air travels through, in which the cool air will go over you cpu heatsink exhausting the heat out of the case, thus cooling your cpu.

The fan on the side window should be blowing in, onto your video card. The fan on the heatsink should be blowing directly onto the heatsink.

As for buying a new heasink, I wouldn't waste my time or money on it. I would rather save that and buy a new motherboard which you could slightly overclock with the factory heasink and when money permits, then would I buy a new heatsink.

The intel cpu is designed to work fine at factory speeds with the factory heatsink. There is no need for a new heatsink at factory speeds.
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You alwasy want an equal amount of intake as exhast CFM. And fans in front Intake and Rear take air out.
    
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So when they say that i cant overclock this processor, it just means my mother board really? so if i get a new motherboard i can OC the CPU ???
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Yep, the bios are always locked on retail computers and don't allow any overclcocking. The processor itself should be capable of being overclocked very well. BTW, which C2D is it?
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i dont know what you mean C2D?
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core 2 duo, the model of processor that you have. In your rig it shows core duo.
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So when they say that i cant overclock this processor, it just means my mother board really? so if i get a new motherboard i can OC the CPU ???
You might be able to overclock right now using software like SetFSB but it will never be as good as a tweaking motherboard settings. Not all motherboards support overclocking, but most do. I would look at the manual online and ask the guys here about their experiences with the particular motherboard before you make your decision. Your basically looking for a motherboard that allows you to adjust FSB, Memory timings/speed, and CPU/NB/MEM voltages.
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