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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Howcomes, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Howcomes New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I just got a new case with 2 outtake fans below th PSU and an intake fan in the side panel as well as the usual fans on the cpu and gpu.

    My GPU runs hot, hitting 80c at the worst of times, i try not to let it get past that :p and my CPU is at about 55c idle, thou i suspect thats from a lack of thermal grease...Aside from that my case isnt completely closed off, gaps in expansion slots, no plate for integrated connections...

    Anyway, any tips anyone might have?
     
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    remove all pci expansion slot from back of case and pop a 12cm fan blowing air in, secure it with blue tac. Thant's what I've got and I get really nice temps
     
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    dowload ATI tool and increase your fan speeds
     
  4. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    firstly,put some thermal grease on your cpu.
     
  5. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    wouldn't that screw up the airflow of the case?
     
  6. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    depends how you set it up
     
  7. panchoman

    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    well i guess you'd want to reverse airflow to get the airflow to flow consistently, cause if you have intake in the front & then exhuast in the back.. and then you add another intake in the back, it sort of screws up the airflow dont you think?
     
  8. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    hot air goes up, and cold air stays down, so near the pci slots the air is cold
     
  9. AsRock

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    Good option if you have the tools is top make a hole at the top of the case and add a fan there. A drill and a Dremal drill does the job.

    Told a friend who is having problem like yours and it droped 20c+ as he was hitting high temps too. IF you do add a hole make sure it's not going to restrict the air flow to the PSU.

    Another thing you can do is to remove all the grills that stop a lot of air flow.
     

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