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I thought that you had taken half a wheel of cheese when I first looked at it. Would that be better or worse?
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One of the parts that attached the heatsink to the Pentium4 had snapped off. Without pressure between the CPU and heatsink, the chip overheated and turned off. To get the pressure back on the heatsink, I taped two stone bookends together, and placed them on top of the PSU, which was resting on the heatsink. The rocks were secured with tape.

*pic*

Now that's a stone age computer.
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I thought that you had taken half a wheel of cheese when I first looked at it. Would that be better or worse?

That would be one heck of a weird way to make Raclette.
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it will smell 'funny' after a while biggrin.gif

And if you OC it you can make a cheese fondu out of it.
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"i was a little bored so i did this."
http://www.overclock.net/g/a/1060562/paint-job/

planed everything in my mind
     
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My old store-bought Hewlett Packard Pavilion was about 10 years old when parts started failing. I was broke and didn't have any money to replace the parts.

The fan in the power supply was fried, so I took the case fan and taped it to the PSU. Otherwise, the PSU would get hot turn off after 5 minutes. The case fan had previously blown air through a duct onto the CPU's heat sink, and was the only working fan in the system. To compensate for the lack of air over the Pentium4 chip, I moved the power supply, with its taped on case fan, over to the P4's heatsink, and both units shared the same fan. Of course, that couldn't have been the end of my problems.

One of the parts that attached the heatsink to the Pentium4 had snapped off. Without pressure between the CPU and heatsink, the chip overheated and turned off. To get the pressure back on the heatsink, I taped two stone bookends together, and placed them on top of the PSU, which was resting on the heatsink. The rocks were secured with tape.

10/10 internets to you sir
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"i was a little bored so i did this."
http://www.overclock.net/g/a/1060562/paint-job/

planed everything in my mind
ALL you got to do is buy a BOW and put it on top XD strips are stickers or unpainted areas
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Originally Posted by Son of Man View Post

My old store-bought Hewlett Packard Pavilion was about 10 years old when parts started failing. I was broke and didn't have any money to replace the parts.

The fan in the power supply was fried, so I took the case fan and taped it to the PSU. Otherwise, the PSU would get hot turn off after 5 minutes. The case fan had previously blown air through a duct onto the CPU's heat sink, and was the only working fan in the system. To compensate for the lack of air over the Pentium4 chip, I moved the power supply, with its taped on case fan, over to the P4's heatsink, and both units shared the same fan. Of course, that couldn't have been the end of my problems.

One of the parts that attached the heatsink to the Pentium4 had snapped off. Without pressure between the CPU and heatsink, the chip overheated and turned off. To get the pressure back on the heatsink, I taped two stone bookends together, and placed them on top of the PSU, which was resting on the heatsink. The rocks were secured with tape.


You win. Thread closed.
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well there are some insane ghetto mods on here, but I will share my little one which was kind of a cooling experiment.



I wanted to reduce the heat radiating from my GTX570 onto my CPU heatsink, thinking if I put it further away it would run the rig cooler. The riser cable cost me about £2
also the fan to the right is held on with old motherboard mounts acting as bolt recipients on the other side of threadless holes.

It made NO difference to temperatures or performance mad.gif
    
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well there are some insane ghetto mods on here, but I will share my little one which was kind of a cooling experiment.



I wanted to reduce the heat radiating from my GTX570 onto my CPU heatsink, thinking if I put it further away it would run the rig cooler. The riser cable cost me about £2
also the fan to the right is held on with old motherboard mounts acting as bolt recipients on the other side of threadless holes.

It made NO difference to temperatures or performance mad.gif

I think devising a shroud out of cardboard, and aluminum foil (inside the cardboard shroud) would have done you a LOT better than this.

Generally, depending on airflow moving a component will not greatly affect temperatures.
However, if you were to section off the heat dissipating from your graphics card, then cause it to be forcefully blown out of the back of the case you would eliminate almost 75% of the heat if not more coming into your processor.

Also worth noting is that odds are that card's barely affecting your CPU temps at all due to your heatsink pushing what heat DOES touch IT (since it obviously can't get to the processor) to it's top, while being expelled.

Another thing you could try doing is making a clean duct from the entrance of your case to your CPU cooler, then from the back of the cpu cooler to your exhaust fan.
It'll look ghetto and sloppy but it'll be effective as hell, and increase the effective CFM since the container of said air current will become smaller.

One of my favorite "ghetto mods" of all time was when I took the stock heatsink on a dell GX 420 and added 3 80mm fans one in front, back and on top two of them expelling air the back fan expelling directly into a duct leading out of the case, top fan leading to a duct in the top of the case, and the intake front fan had a clean duct coming from outside of the case.
It dropped my P4 temps by a ton.
Edited by dracconus - 11/12/13 at 2:15am
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