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Where I live in Northern MN it just snowed. Consider yourself lucky.
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Haha very nice, I actually have a swamp cooler "look it up its awesome) stuffed into a window at the rear of my cave so I stay pretty cool when im computing in the summer. Too many windows in my cave though, gotta buy some dark window tint and better blinds before it gets to 115-120f. :E
Lol! Nice!! We use swamp coolers here too. Used to have one on the back deck but a fallen tree took it out during a particularly nasty thunderstorm. Nearly time to get another it seems

Take a look into "black out curtains". You'll be surprised at the difference they make. I'm getting ready to set up a custom built projector and found them (as soon as I can source another 1920x1200 LCD. My original overheated & died while testing) . Project's on hold since I'll be moving to a larger home in June, aside from the projector construction itself.
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
Really? I keep my house colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. Even if the heaters are running in the winter it never gets as warm is the coolest day in the summer.
Same here. House temperatures are usually about 78F in the summer, and down to about 72F in the winter, just because in the winter, the heater barely has to work and 78F in the winter feels stuffy.
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post #44 of 54
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I know this is bordering on blasphemy here... But.. Do you really need to be overclocked 24/7? I have different OC profiles in my BIOS and actually undervolt my system for normal use. I only OC for fun.
I'm undervolted, if only because my mobo is a piece of crap. That's what I get for $50.

I would keep my overclock 24/7 if/when I get a better mobo and cooling. I am a folder, plus my CPU is the bottleneck in games because of my resolution.

But hey, if you're happy with your performance, keeping an overclock 24/7 is pretty unnecessary.
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post #45 of 54
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My CPU hits those temps on idle. Weak son.
Is your Phenom I OC'd? Those older Phenoms run a bit warm anyway.
Running @ 37-40C (coretemp with 8C offset) in my 82F room.
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post #46 of 54
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Come up to Minnesota, it doesn't require a passport.
Amen to that! I'll be back home in May, to our not-end townhouse, to my room in the basement. Not only do the houses on either side prevent heat build-up from the sides, my room is completely blocked off from the sun after ~10am. Room stays cool in the summer, and my mom sets the heater to 68F in the winter (uses the electric fireplace instead); needless to say I have no temperature complaints (aside from needing to bundle up to stay warm sometimes...).
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Really? I keep my house colder in the winter and hotter in the summer. Even if the heaters are running in the winter it never gets as warm is the coolest day in the summer.
May I suggest signing up for Underclock.net?

Come on man, you know you can't come to Overclock.net and tell us all to underclock our CPUs and GPUs.

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I know this is bordering on blasphemy here... But.. Do you really need to be overclocked 24/7? I have different OC profiles in my BIOS and actually undervolt my system for normal use. I only OC for fun.

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Lol! Nice!! We use swamp coolers here too. Used to have one on the back deck but a fallen tree took it out during a particularly nasty thunderstorm. Nearly time to get another it seems

Take a look into "black out curtains". You'll be surprised at the difference they make. I'm getting ready to set up a custom built projector and found them (as soon as I can source another 1920x1200 LCD. My original overheated & died while testing) . Project's on hold since I'll be moving to a larger home in June, aside from the projector construction itself.
Gotta love that beautiful Florida hurricane season. I was born and raised in Miami/Homestead area (Andrew blew my roof off) and I think I like the dry heat out here in SoCal better then that god aweful get-your-mail-and-take-a-shower humidity. I didn't even know swamp coolers were used in FL though, thought it had to dry to get those things running efficiently, or maybe its just "has to be obnoxiously hot" to run efficiently? Haha wow I was just looking up what pads are the best for a swamp cooler and happened across a "how to overclock your swamp cooler" article, that's uncanny.

Also, I'll definetely have to look into those blackout blinds, I've heard good things about them.
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If summer = overclocker's worst dream, then winter = overclocker's wet dream.

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