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Thread: athlon xp 1700+ with volcano 7+ with arctic silver 3 at 50c.




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    my athlon xp 1700+ with volcano 7+ is at 50c with arctic silver 3.the case temp is 38c
    is there a problem?:thumbs do

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    it dpends on its surroundings. Do you have any other case fans? Be it intake or exaust? This is of course NOT including the power supply. Also what do you have its environment temperatures? IE AC?

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    it has 4 intake and 1 output
    ambient temp 27c

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgeh
    it has 4 intake and 1 output
    ambient temp 27c
    That's not really an optimal setup. For a solid airflow going through the case, the fans should be set up with nearly equal intake and exhaust. The way you have your rig set up right now, you are forcing a whole bunch of air into the case and then it is just sitting there. There just isn't enough exhaust to get rid of everything you're pumping in. When the air sits inside the case for any amount of time, it heats up. Now we're fighting the same battle as before.

    Since you're running five fans, set up an additional exhaust. Natural airflow produces the best results, so try to have your intakes set low in the case and the exhaust fans set higher up. This allows for the natural rising of heated air and then the expulsion of that hot air.

    A little extra intake isn't bad, but a lot of extra intake won't help your situation any. And something else to consider is the volume of air that your fans are rated at. This is where you'll want to try to make sure that your intake and exhaust are close in volume.
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    thanks for your tip
    my case temp has dropped
    but my cpu temp is still high

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    Did you also fit the clip the right way around with it putting contact preasure directly over the core (some ppl have fitted the clip around the wrong way which will cause improper contact) ? :?:
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    thanks you guys
    apparently i installed the heatsink the wrong way(no thanks to the instructions)

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    Along the same lines...

    My case is an Antec Plus 860
    3 intake fans
    2 exhaust fans

    1 fan each controlled by the dual fan psu (lowest intake/lowest exhaust)

    I have an AthlonXP 1800+
    Volcano7+ (the clip is the right way around )
    Artic Silver 3

    My CPU temp is 52c
    My case temp is 37c

    The Volcano7+ is on LOW setting...are these temps normal with this setup ?
    Or should I have ALL my case fans at full speed (ie: not psu controlled) ?
    Should I up the V7+ speed to medium ? high speed is too loud for my liking...

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    P.S. those temps were after I watched a DVD movie...but they seem to be normal...

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    Oh and these readings were taking with the Gigabyte Utility Manager software included with my mobo...where can I get "motherboard monitor" ? I've just read about it elsewhere in this forum...

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