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Originally Posted by drgnslyr
I found a solution which I'm cautiously optimistic about:

My power supply has connectors that say "FAN ONLY", which up to now, made up the start of my fan daisy chain. I unplugged my fan chain from those connectors, and introduced my fans to the standard power daisy chain (which includes my DVD Rom and HDD). Now the chassis fan runs at 1371 RPM. My other chassis fans are also operational. My PSU fan starts at 745 RPM, but I see it steadily increase to 852 RPM and still rising after leaving my system on for 5 minutes. I can feel air coming out from the rear of the chassis; definitely a good sign. I'm now left with these questions:


- What is the purpose for the FAN ONLY PSU connectors? (I can figure this out...now where did I leave that manual...)
- Is the PSU fan speed purposefully starting low, and then increasing RPM as a function of temperature? (I think the answer is yes)
- (This one is a bit off-topic): If everything ends up working properly, is there a benefit to introducing a more advanced cooling system down the road; maybe to increase the longevity of my computer?


Anyway, I'll leave my system on and monitor all my temperatures. If they're good after a few hours, I'll play some games, and then check again. If they're still good...I'll play more games and then check things out again. If any temperature goes in the red, I'll go back to the drawing board.

Thanks to everyone for the advice; does anyone have any afterthoughts or things to warn me about before I start to get comfortable with my observations?
Most of the fans in your case, if hooked to the mother board, will fluctuate at times, and yeah, the PSU fan will do the same dpending on room temperature load on the power supply, ect.

To your last question, better cooling is always better. I'm going to guess you havn't gotten into overclocking right? With a better heatsink/fan, you could get that 4400+ up to FX-60 specs. I'll go to our friend Newegg and show you what I think you should get, although others may have other opinions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

Get that beast right there. That thing is about the best our right now, and it will keep your temps at a great level.

A good hs does a number of things. Keeps the proocessor way cooler than the stock hs does, and it allows for some good overclocks. Your 4400+ runs at stock at 2.2ghz, I'm going to be bold and say that that thing will do 2.6-2.7 easily, and the performance increase, especially with that 7800GT, will be big.

My Venice 3000 is stock at 1.8 and I run at 2.7, but it's capable of almost 3.0ghz, just to give you an idea of what AMD's are capable of
 
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