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    any way i can improve cooling with my system? i have barton 2500+ (stock cooling), and a antec case...2 fans at the rear of the case.

    temps are under load:

    motherboard diode (under CPU) - 45c
    cpu temp - 57-60c
    system - 21c
    hdd - 30c

    room temp is around 19c. thermal compond is AS3.

    i know the hsf isnt too flash, but anything i can do in the meantime?

    thanks guys.


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    Move 1 of the rear fans to the front or side for intake.

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    ok i moved one to the front, temps now read under load:

    system - 17c
    cpu - 55c
    m-board diode - 45c
    hdd - 28c

    ta that helped a bit. anything else i can do?

    thanks.
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    if that cae doesnt have a top fan blowing air out, then i would cut a 80mm fan hole to put a fan that blows all the hot air out.

    the top fan is very helpful since hot air rises up , and if there arnt any places for the hot air to get out, then it will be in the case . If u dont have a dremel , u can use a jigsaw, or Even a Nibbler.

    if u want to be more extreme, use a CD disc to trace a 120mm fan hole and put a 120mm fan on it :rolleyes:
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    The 1040 series cases can work better than it currently is with no mods. I used one for quite some time before getting into the Lian-Li lineup. Get yourself two more 80mm fans. The front intake area should have space for a pair of 80's... use them. Same thing for the rear of the case. If noise isn't an issue, then get yourself a set of high CFM fans and go from there. If noise is an issue, then you'll have fewer choices for the fans but you can still get some solid airflow moving within that case.
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    and as always, have a little more air in than out :thumb:

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    If the AS3 compound was recently applied, it can take as long
    as 7 days {depending on usage} for it to reach proper conductivity. So, try running several burn-in apps simultainiously
    to force it to set. And if ya be needin' some killer aluminium
    120mm fans that aren't real loud yet have great cfm..........i can
    pick them up @ 10 usd for 2 new, but, as my harley's under rebuild, i'ld need $15usd for the pair to compensate for 120 mile trip. And you might consider running cpu cool & or your MoBo apps
    for software coooling that works great with Athy XP's.

    My 2200XP is currently running 11 fans total, 3 of which are 120mm.......1 front, 1 top, 1 bottom. If your comfortable in BIOS
    try setting the CPU core temp lower, unless you're an OCer.
    As i am and my 2200xp clocks a true 2.6mghertz yet it only runs
    38c idle and 45-52 at full load.

    good luck with watever you decide and you could'nt get
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thoric
    ok i moved one to the front, temps now read under load:

    system - 17c
    cpu - 55c
    m-board diode - 45c
    hdd - 28c

    ta that helped a bit. anything else i can do?

    thanks.
    Do as Darth said and fit fans to the other 2 spots but I'd also add an AGP/PCI side intake fan as well as I find that they balance the airflow out. Other than that get a better HSF.

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    first of all, thanks for all the ideas guys. im not sure if i wanto get into case modding yet though...

    im pretty sure i have 2 of these fans in my case:
    http://www.antec-inc.com/pro_details...?ProdID=77038#
    im not really up with the cooling side of things, but is 34cfm any good?

    sound is a pretty big issue for me, with a HSF, 2 case fans, and 2 PSU fans, the box is a bit noisy...

    im looking at getting another 2 80mm case fans, along with a new cpu hsf...i was looking at the Aero 7+, Volcano 7+, or the Thermaltake Silent Boost.

    can anyone recommend a good HSF, and some case fans?
    i want to try and get the lowest noise as possible, but still retaining decent performance. i want to try and overclock this 2500+ baby!

    thanks.
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    The Vantec Aeroflow is fairly quiet and cools better than all 3 of those heatsinks.

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