Originally Posted by ocre
My ambient is always at least 32c sometimes 34c but my load is 43 to 44 usually. I think its my GPU keeping my ambient cpu high as it is always at least 44c to 48c without load. My GPU fans run at 40% and at load gpu temps barely reach ~60c. I havent seen the need to raise the fan speeds but looking around it appears my abient cpu may be a little higher then most because of it.
But hearing your stock zalmam load temps, I think this rosewell mod does okay. I couldve just bought a cooler but what fun would that be. Maybe I will steal your push pull patent, LOL. No, no, but i really think that was a pretty good idea. It it works much better then you would think!
I dont have an ambeint temp reading inside the case or on my mobo, so 17'c - 20'c is just room temp, inside my case it will be quite abit warmer than 17'c - 20'c, my Stupid GPU IDLE's at 58 - 62'c,
the fan has auto speed control but i never really see it working very well. It only does 100% or 0% (off), at 62'c the small but loud fan cuts in at 100% until the temps lower to 58'c then turns off again. On a cool day it gets upto 62'c after about half an hour and then does it every half an hour onwards, on a hot day it can do it upto once every 5 minutes and gets quite annoying. Software tools dont seem to work either. Load wise it hits 80'c in games and stability testing puts it above 100'c after a minute, these are both with the fan at 100%. On my Xiggy the bottom fans pulls in the air and is sucked from the back of my gpu and thru my very hot NB heatsink. I like the fun from modding a heatsink and its even better when you get better temps because of it.
Feel free to use the push/pull configuration, i didnt invent it! I was thinking of modding my Zalman but there isnt much you can do to back it better, the base is already flat and mirror like. If you do decide to use the push/pull configuration be sure to space the rear about 1cm from the back else the fan blade's make a high pitch noise as they go past the metel. Think im going to wait till the 5000 series cards come out then get me a 4870 or somthing. My zalman load temps were with the fan at 100% and it very noisy, the main reason i replaced it. I think your new Rosewell is great, seems like it does a great job!