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Well I was going to go buy a bucnh of fancy shmancy case fans and get all my airflow and what not set up, but then I found an old beaten up barely working room fan, 220mm (9 inches) in diamater, and decided to experiment


Before my temps were:

Idle- 33 C
Load- 45 C (ish)

Now my temps are:

Idle - 26 C
Load - 30 C

I know I know, it sounds a bit extreme, but if you look at my setup, you'll see the Northbridge DFI fan, and its right under the vid. card. When I took my panel off and felt around in there, the GPU fan and Northbridge fan were creating an extremely hot airflow that had nowhere to go in the bottom of my case, so it went up, was sucked into the CPU fan, and heated up everything else. Now, with both side panels off, and this massive fan blowing in there, everything stays really cool. These temps are with 1.6v chipset, and 1.52v Vcore, OC'ed from 1.6 to 2.5Ghz. Needless to say I'm about to go for 2.6


SO to wrap it all up, if you're getting bad temps, and can't afford all those little case fans (sure they're cheap on the net, but in stores they're ~$10 each), just rig it up like mine and see how it works



 

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They really need to make a cool fan that is 220mm that you can put in your side window. That would be awesome. I would think taking the side panel off had something to do with the temps also though.
 

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Originally Posted by cdub998

They really need to make a cool fan that is 220mm that you can put in your side window. That would be awesome. I would think taking the side panel off had something to do with the temps also though.

A 220mm case fan would probably be too thick to fit on the inside of a case door.
 

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Well the all-mighty 220mm fan decided to crap out after 1 day's hard work (primed through the night and day, gamed after school). Now I need to find another house fan, or splurge and get case fans. I wonder if they'll work as well....

So back to 34 C idle I go


One question though, my BIOS reports temps wayyyyy higher than any monitoring software I've used, so which should I trust? I've read that my BIOS doesn't seem to have great temp sensing, but I dont know for sure :/

EDIT/UPDATE: Without the fan my CPU couldn't handle 2.6, so I rigged up a new and improved 280mm fan
 

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I used to have a K7S5A Pro and an Athlon XP 2400+. It was summer and very very very hot (No AC). So I took my side pannel off of my full sized case and put one of those big squared fans blowing in. It made my temps drop from 50 idle to 35. Then one day my best friends little brother spilled coolaid into the fan......That was the end of my K7S5A
 

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ok....here's the idea.....get twho big shop fans, and put your computer between them.....can we say 4k CFM? There's where aircooling will rival water....
 

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Originally Posted by Peroxide

Alright, so over the course of 3 hours, my case temperature went from 20 celcius to 15 celcius idle.

Not bad I'd say.

LOL just how far north are you in Ontario?

I'm so happy with my new huge fan that I'm taking the money I was gonna spend on case fans and putting towards an Arctic Cooling Silencer 5 Rev 2 for mah baby.
 

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Oooh I love Orillia. Nice town, I played a few lacrosse tournaments there a few years ago


But since we're gettin nice toasty weather here in Mississauga (Never colder than -20 C, usually -10C in the morning, 0C in the afternoon), my ambient temps aren't that cold. Ahwell, I'll take the warm weather any day
 

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Originally Posted by cdub998

They really need to make a cool fan that is 220mm that you can put in your side window. That would be awesome. I would think taking the side panel off had something to do with the temps also though.

and within 3 days your case will be full of dust.
 

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Very Ghetto! A truly canadian solution! Incidently, your bios temps are the equivalent of load temps, not idle. When you are in bios, everything runs hotter than idle point in windows. The difference should only be a few degrees though. If I could find a way to strap my wifes' feet to my cpu, I would have better than phase change running!
 

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Originally Posted by Robilar

Very Ghetto! A truly canadian solution! Incidently, your bios temps are the equivalent of load temps, not idle. When you are in bios, everything runs hotter than idle point in windows. The difference should only be a few degrees though. If I could find a way to strap my wifes' feet to my cpu, I would have better than phase change running!

You'd better hope she never finds this post in the History or you'd be in hot water (lol pun intended
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EDIT: Also, I'm about 75% sure my BIOS is reporting the wrong temps.
My BIOS will report
CPU: 40C
Mobo (out): 32C
Mobo (in): 29C

Then when I go into Everest right away, it has the 29C labelled as my CPU, and the 40C is just labelled as Temp1. Temp1 never fluctuates more than 2 degrees, whereas the "CPU" temp in Everest fluctuates accoriding to what I'm doing (P95, idle, gaming etc.) So I take my BIOS readings withh a hefty grain of salt. As long as it reports the "CPU" temp to be under 45C I won't be worried.
 

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Originally Posted by Progenicus

You'd better hope she never finds this post in the History or you'd be in hot water (lol pun intended
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EDIT: Also, I'm about 75% sure my BIOS is reporting the wrong temps.
My BIOS will report
CPU: 40C
Mobo (out): 32C
Mobo (in): 29C

Then when I go into Everest right away, it has the 29C labelled as my CPU, and the 40C is just labelled as Temp1. Temp1 never fluctuates more than 2 degrees, whereas the "CPU" temp in Everest fluctuates accoriding to what I'm doing (P95, idle, gaming etc.) So I take my BIOS readings withh a hefty grain of salt. As long as it reports the "CPU" temp to be under 45C I won't be worried.

Your bios is reporting higer temps because it uses about 80% CPU power in the bios, so those temps would be your near load temps..

But yea, wait a few days and your case will be covered in dust..
 
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