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Ok. I just reinstalled my xp120 (w/ceramique, not as5 - 22g tube was $7 at jab-tech when I bought it) and the panaflo m1a (85.5cfm?). I was modding my case, removing the cheap perforation for the fans so that they could breathe.

Mod went ok...looks like crap but that's what you get when your mom rules out getting a dremel. () I used a drill + steel drill bits, wire cutters, a coping saw, and the same drill + grinding stone to smooth it out, and a rusty old file to get the jaggies decent. Crappy mod. Whatever.

So I'm idling right now at 28-29*C, and load at 38-39*C. In 'Option' on the ITE Smartguardian, I have the CPU fan on Software programmable mode, 66 (it has a 0-127 scale).

Now, when I set the fan to 0, the m1a stops. However, temps go up only about one or two degrees! (EDIT: After a few more minutes of superpi, the load temps peaked at 47-50. Still, this is amazing for a fanless xp-120, which was *not* designed to be fanless...)
The m1a feels like it's blowing some air at 66 and esp at 127, so...I really cannot figure this one out. I'll put continuous load on it at 0 fan, post back I guess.

EDIT: I guess I should mention that I have 2 80mm exhaust fans that really suck the air out of the case (don't worry about air pressure, I have 2 intakes ). The mod really helped the exhaust fans suck the air out. They're the masscool sleeve bearing ones that are el cheapo at newegg, btw.
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post #2 of 4
Well, since your temps are @ the 50c full load ceiling, your best option is a fan on that XP 120.
    
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You have a buttload of voltage going through that sempron, if your sig is correct. Thats more than most put through a water cooled rig. Why so high? You could totally OC that thing with less than 1.8X volts man.
    
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I have come across a lot of people that needed to lap the xp-120. Mine was not flat at all and i spent the better part of a day lapping it! Temps dropped quite a bit too. PC Viper sells a really nice kit.
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