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Originally Posted by Simca;12614126 
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Water cooled room, ftw.

OT. imagine waking up half drunk and try to find the rest room in that house.


Back O.T.
I have 4 PC's in the back room and when I Pa sit (as the grand kids call it)
me and my three grandchildren have a LAN party, it is nice in the winter because it heats the whole apartment, but in the summer not even opening the window helps, my computer is the worse

OP check your voltages, maybe you can lower them and this will help a little
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post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by S.M.;12550043 
No, in his current state his CPU is pushing out 10c to 20c above ambient, and his graphics card 10c to 60c above ambient.

Reducing the amount of heat both GPU and CPU are creating lowers the total amount of heat dissipated into the room.

Air conditioning conditions ambient, keeping it stable and uneffected by other sources considering the air conditioner has the correct amount of btu's for the size of the room.

water cooling will do absolutely nothing to lower his ambient temps

The same amount of energy is still being dissipated, making ambient temps rise the same amount. A 95 watt cpu will still dissipate 95 watts to the ambient air, it doesnt matter what cooling means you are you using, it will always dissipate the same amount
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post #43 of 49
Short of AC or opening a window to a colder outside there is nothing. Try underclocking otherwise.
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Originally Posted by S.M.;12549043 
The problem is your computer will constantly raise ambient temperature. There is nothing you can do except air conditioning or perhaps a well thought out water cooling setup that keeps temps very near ambient.

What? The closer to ambient the pc is the more heat is exhausting into the room! If he wants to keep his room cool, run the computer hot as hell with tiny heatsinks and fans, not that I would recommend that.
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post #45 of 49
It is time for the "hot room" threads to start I see. Ceiling fans only make people feel cooler, they do not make the room cooler.
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post #46 of 49
My room hovers around 78*f while gaming, while ambient in the rest of the house is around 72*F.

Add my Ps3 and 32" lcd to the matter for netflix, it gets up to 83*f.

Drink a lot of ice water, it helps a bit.


Or take the appropriate measures and add this to your room

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Mist fans ftw!
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post #47 of 49
Cover the window with something dark to keep the sun out in the daytime?
There was a bad heatwave were I live last summer, was like 40C and 90%+ humidity for a week or so straight. I found the best thing to do was shut off my rig and use my netbook.
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post #48 of 49
So far I've even kept the window cracked a bit here in winter to cool the room down and vent. Good news is I'm experimenting OC'ing in winter. Bad is that I of course still need to watch my temps as the weather here in Michigan does warm back up.

Was tempted to make a "are my temps ok?" thread but this seems as good enough of a place for the forseeable future as I'll certainly be dealing with cooling too.

Max I've seen in SLI config is top card is hitting 90C. If I disable SLi and move the bottom card to Slot #7 though, it should easily reduce the temps by 10C.

Only other solution is I'll have to convince the parents to let me reinstall my room's window AC once our temps break 60F XD. I don't want to downclock but ah...what can ya do?

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Welcome to the JUNGLE!

Oh, while we're at cooling methods, I did this over last summer:

1. Install window AC near system area.
2. Kept blinds open on west side of the house (they run the height of the window so they couldn't be closed with an AC unit in).
3. Used a heavy towel to fit the open space above the AC to block out the sunlight. Used either the really heavy-duty chip bag clips or thumbtacks to keep the towel in place.

Worked great smile.gif

----

Temps are generally 70s ambient in the rest of the house. Guarantee my room is always in the 80s if not higher so yeah, once it hits summer here, we'll see how that goes. SR-2 + 100F ambients = no thanks.
Edited by The-Real-Link - 3/16/11 at 3:37pm
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post #49 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by slickwilly;12669312 
OT. imagine waking up half drunk and try to find the rest room in that house.

Back O.T.
I have 4 PC's in the back room and when I Pa sit (as the grand kids call it)
me and my three grandchildren have a LAN party, it is nice in the winter because it heats the whole apartment, but in the summer not even opening the window helps, my computer is the worse

OP check your voltages, maybe you can lower them and this will help a little
Wow! You must be the coolest grand dad gaming with your grand children. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by PCCstudent;12669829 
It is time for the "hot room" threads to start I see. Ceiling fans only make people feel cooler, they do not make the room cooler.
Making me feel cooler works A-Ok for me. biggrin.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wheezo;12669951 
Cover the window with something dark to keep the sun out in the daytime?
There was a bad heatwave were I live last summer, was like 40C and 90%+ humidity for a week or so straight. I found the best thing to do was shut off my rig and use my netbook.

Yeah, sometimes it gets so hot I turn my computer off and just use my smartphone to get on the internet.

OP, when it gets SUPER hot in my room, I usually soak my hair with water and the wetness on my hair helps keep my cool, especially with the fan blowing air on me. Another way is to take your shirt off, soak it with water, ring it a bit and put it back on. You'll feel nice and cool. smile.gif
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