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Thread: XP2100+ on A7V266-E - running hot ?




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    Nothing visibly obstructing airflow around the HSF... I actually pulled the retail unit off, scraped the thermal tape off and cleaned with rubbing alcohol (good or bad here folks?), and applied some 'Titan Silver Oxide' paste. Just a 'dab' in the middle and let the HSF spread it out. Might go pick up a TT Volcano 7+ tomorrow and some AS3.

    Was still idling around 60-61, but load with CPUBURN hit 78C - ouch ! I'm noticing that my cpu fan only kicks into high gear (this is the retail fan, remember) when load gets high.. any way to set this a little higher during normal activity ?


    Greg.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    Okay - changed the orientation of the incoming fan, and moved a few cables around. According the hmonitor, case/cpu were sitting at 27/61-63C. After removing the side of my case (Thanks Wiggo), I'm seeing 27/58C.

    What's the next step here ? How do I determine how to best 'route' the airflow ? Would a pic of the case/system help ?

    Thanks again,
    Greg.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    Yes a pic of in inside and fan locations would be great and if ya case temp is 27C then the 7+ should have ya in the mid 40's. ;)
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    Here's the overall case view. 80mm fans are TT8025As. Air direction on front fan is "in and up", with the rear fan sucking out. Enermax PSU has rear exhaust, and lower intake.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    I find myself wondering if the air is making it past the AGP vid.card up to the processor ? Here's a pic from the bottom of the case - where the front-inward fan lives.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    A side intake fan (92mm 50-60cfm) over the AGP and PCI cards would be a start plus a top blowhole (80mm 30cfm an optional) should be of great help to ya as atm ya have more air being sucked out of the case than whats being blown into it (ideally the intake should be slightly more than the exhaust). ;)
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    You're right on the money Wiggo. I felt around the case, and noticed some dead, warm air up by the PSU. Closed the sides up, and opened the top 2 5.25" bay slots, and the temps dropped from CPU @ 62 -> 57C. Rigged up an old PSU fan and placed it in the bay slot, and temps dropped to 54C. Suspect a bay-mounted fan unit should help out here.

    I'm still considering the side-mounted fan unit - but does anyone have a link to an article discussing bay fan units, or have any suggestions ?

    Thanks,
    Greg.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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    The whole idea is to get cool fresh air into the case low down and extract the hot air up high. Most cases draw thru the front down low and exhaust out the rear up high though this will usually leave warm spots around the AGP/PCI cards (which the side intake cures) and around the top of the 5.25" bays (which the blowhole takes care of). These cases (made by UNEEC but sold under many different names) have excellent airflow characteristics and with the addition of a blowhole are then perfect (the last dozen or so PC's that I've built have used these). Combined with a Volcano 7+ usually results in CPU load temps between 14C-18C above room temp (depending on CPU speed) with the fan on Medium speed (overclocking will raise that a bit though). ;)
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    lol just do like me.buy the biggest cheapest copper heatsink u can find,throw it on there with a thick ass layer of thermal past,leave the window open till it gets cold as hell (optional),then yank off the door of the case and stick a huge fan in front of it.werks good fer me!!!:thumb:

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    Thanks again Wiggo (and crew). Any suggestions for the cabling assemby for side-mounted intake fans ? I'm guessing you extend them a bit so as to not yank it off when you pull the panel off to access the unit ?

    Greg.
    AthlonXP 2100+ | Volcano 7+ | ASUS A7V266-E| 512mb DDR PC2100PS: EG365P-VE | 80gig IBM Deskstar Hd | 60gig IBM HD| MSI GF4 Ti4200 128 Megs| 24x10x40 Lite-ON| Cooling: 2 Thermaltake 80mm 37cfm fans, 1 x 90mm 56CFM| CPU 42C/46C & Case @ 26c

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