Originally Posted by Sethy666
There should a new criteria is measuring CPU / GFX temps..
I get all excited with my temps in winter and they go to hell-in-a-hand-basket soon as summer lands
I agree! It's baking here in South Africa too. Not too bad today, but my case still sits at 31 deg idle. Lucky with 9 fans (2 for H50 + 1 PSU + 6 others) keep my case from gaining anymore than 2-3 deg under load.
In your other post you said your case gets to 50 deg! Oh man, I freaked out when it hit 38 in mine.
Anyways, the following mod (cost me less than US$5), helps a lot to create more turbulence in my case, and case temps are down 3-4 deg and CPU temps are about 4-6 deg down. Note: I have the side window model, so those 2 fans just 'spreads' fresh air. No intake, so I have 3 intake, 2 for turbulence and 4 exhaust. (I also wish I had better camera, so I can show how the smokey effect looks on the bottom blue fan, basically sanded a transparent fan, now the LED's look like they are blowing out smoke
For some dumb reason ASUS decides to put the motherboard sensor right below the PCI-E x16 slot... There is no logical airflow there, except if you take off all your slot covers.
And here are my temps:
And before you ask W T F is that app, it's a little app I wrote to monitor every thing 3/4 utilities does, and due to the fact that my ASUS mobo (and maybe the whole range) has a bug in it's temperature calibration method in the ACPI. Currently it only does i7, the basic ASUS super i/o hw monitor chip (which is the same as many other manufacturers), and the ASUS EPU chip (for real VID and power consumption). The application is pretty much enough for me*, but as a bonus I will release it as opensource, so people can actually add support for more H/W monitor chips. I had to pretty much learn all this stuff from reverse-engineering and had a hard time finding info (funny enough, the linux kernel is a great source for getting insight into these things, but alas it is not quite enough). Took me about 4-5 weeks to figure most stuff out, and has been a great learning exercise for an experienced high level programmer. I also plan on writing an article on the program, and how to add support for other chips, in a few weeks.
OK, that was way off-topic, but the time has come!
* That's not true, I still want to find out how to get HDD and GP temps! (and those TurboV settings for voltages, which you can get via ACPI)
PS: Also note how awesome the ASUS EPU does load-line calibration by default! My load volts are within 0.0125V of my BIOS setting, even on this entry-level mobo.Edited by leppie - 2/5/10 at 6:42am