Originally Posted by kgtuning
I don't use the fan controller.. straight 12 volts to my fans.
I'd just have them on my mobo or use the Molex adapters but it was initially a Dell PC so my mobo can't handle more than a single fan (CPU's) and I haven't got any molex adapters. Plus they'd be around the same price as the female to double male ones I need to use them on the fan controller.
I'm a bit worried right now though about my CPU. It went crazy a couple days ago and since then it hasn't gotten any better. I can't play video games because my CPU goes up to 90° in no time (probably would go higher but the noise is unbearable and I'd rather alt tab and close the game than lose my CPU). I'm still using the stock cooler btw. It makes the same noise as if I was running Furmark so at first I thought I'd messed with my GPU's fan speed but after checking temps I realized the CPU was the issue. I'd replaced the thermal compound by some Cooler Master that I paid the price of NT-H1 (7€ without shipping fees) because that's all I could find in the entire city.
I really hope the CPU's not failing on me and that it's just that lame TMI that wore out or whatever.
Is there some software that could test my CPU and tell me if it's failing (a bit like how you'd see if your HDD is) or is all I can do wait ?
I've got some Artic Silver Ceramique 2 here (left overs from when my bro fixed the old Xbox'es RODs). On a very tight budget would it be worth throwing in another 7€ for a tube of NT-H1 or not ?
I'm still waiting on the mayhems parcel. As soon as I get that, I'll start installing the main parts (rads, pump, reservoir and cpu block) and then I'll see what fittings suit my needs and place the order).
@whoever wanted to put an EK XTX 360 (64mm thick) up top in push/pull. There's no way it'll fit. I've got XTC 280mms (55mm thick) and they dont fit under the 200mm fans (wasn't going to use the 200s; it's just that I know they're 30mm thick and smaller fans are 25mm so it's about the same thing, I was just seeing if I needed to order 4fans or if I would only be able to use a couple).Edited by steelkevin - 9/7/12 at 12:14pm