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Thread: What's the best way to drop my avg comp temperature by 10-15




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    Well the ques. is up top, any suggestions would be helpful cuz my comp is overheating --> causing unstable games/3d mark, i'm sure this is the problem, so solutions are needed now! :) thnx folks

    oh and i'm complete n00b to comp cooling so if you can explain stuff, all the better! thnx guys

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    what heatsink do you have?
    how good is your case cooling?
    how hot is the room the pc is in?

    what are your system specs?
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    the room i'm in is pretty much room temperature (20-22 degrees) and that's the temp i reallly want my computer to be at, cuz it seems to run well at around 24 degrees (have it open right now w/ a fan blowing at it)

    i have no clue what the heat sink is

    and the case is just a standard case, nothin special, so the cooling is adequate

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    getting your comp that cool will be hard without expensive measures.

    do the temps run better when you have the door off?
    if they do then case cooling is part of your problem. How many case fans do you have and in what direction are they blowing in

    if you dont what what kind of hsf you have, then it is probably stock...upgrading that will also be benifical along with some artic silver 3 to replace that crappy goop I'm sure you have on there now.

    Is your cpu overclocked? and what kind of cpu do you have?

    how do tou have your cables routed? they could be blocking airflow.

    do you have a pic of your PC's interior?

    at what temps is your cpu/case running at idle/max
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    do the temps run better when you have the door off?
    yup, about 5 degrees less

    which way to the fans blow?
    1 in and 1 out and the heatsink

    Is your cpu overclocked? and what kind of cpu do you have?
    not overclocked and it's a p4 2ghz 478pin mobo

    how do you have your cables routed?
    i dunno, i tied them up this morning, check the pick and give me your opinion


    at what temps is your cpu/case running at idle/max
    w/ door on - 30 degrees idle and 40 max
    w/door off and fan blowing on it - 23 idle and 28, 29 max

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    I see an empty space for a case fan at the front of that case, infront of the drives.
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    man, those temps are great...you problem lies elsewhere

    but some rounded cables would help your airflow, as well as using up your case fan mounts...but that would also increase noise

    that's an unusal looking hsf
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    i'm sure it's the temps cuz it locks-ups when it's closed and around those 32 degree temps, but say if i cool it down to 25 degrees using a fan, and then close it up, it runs smoothly w/o lockups soooo... i dunno

    thnx so far guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by [size=6
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    do the temps run better when you have the door off?
    yup, about 5 degrees less

    which way to the fans blow?
    1 in and 1 out and the heatsink

    Is your cpu overclocked? and what kind of cpu do you have?
    not overclocked and it's a p4 2ghz 478pin mobo

    how do you have your cables routed?
    i dunno, i tied them up this morning, check the pick and give me your opinion

    at what temps is your cpu/case running at idle/max
    w/ door on - 30 degrees idle and 40 max
    w/door off and fan blowing on it - 23 idle and 28, 29 max
    Okies ya temps ain't bad at all but ya case airflow is a prob though. Ya said that ya had "1 in and 1 out" but there's no front fan that I can see plus the back exhaust is right, doesn't that case have a top blowhole as well and I certainly hope that it's suckin' the air out and not tryin' to blow it in there. :eek:
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    trust us, your temps is not the problem...mine are always around 40 degrees C and i don't have any problems...it's not your temps causing the problem
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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