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    i'm lookin at some of the idle temps you guys are runnin at, and i swear you must be running them inside a freezer... but anyway, what is a normal idle range for a motherboard, mine bounces between 33 and 37... i feel like this might be a little too high

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    Ur normal idle range will really depend on the room temperature, so its hard to say what urs will be. My idle CPU temp is ~29 C w/ a room temp of ~22C, so I suppose normal idle temps w/decent cooling should be less than 10C above ur room temp, but u don't reach dangerous temps until much higher than that, I believe u need at least mid 50's C to drastically shorten the life of ur proc :thumb:

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    well with recent mods to my processor fan my idol temp is around 39 or 40... never goes higher than 44 tho, so i guess i'm in the clear... wut i'm worried about though is the chipset/motherboard temp

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    LoL, i hate when people compare temps b/c they never seem right...like I was reading a review and they got a palmoto core (spell check please;also palmotos run really hot) at 45C and they were like thats great...but i get 45C with stock and no thermal grease...uh the point: watch out when people say their temps to the smaller things i.e. airflow, etc
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    If ya case temp is within 6C or less (3C I find good) of the room temp then ya have pretty good airflow inside the case which is a must for good temps. Also if ya usin' the standard retail HSF then changin' to a good full copper HSF (better heat disappation) will bring those temps down even further (unless ya have bad case airflow then the best HSF in the world won't help ya).

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    how would you get case temps...is there a place you put it (i mean there are so many places in the case)
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    Ok here's my setup. I have one of these suckers 'sucking the air off the HSF' With my lack of knowledge in aerodynamics, I am assuming all this does is just have a 'battle for air' w/ the HSF. Check out the setup I got here: My question is will a ducting mod benefit me at all? I would like to make my own, as I don't feel like dishing out 10 bucks for a thermaltake clear 1337 one . Details about how you created that ducting-beast would be greatly apprechiated :lips: .

    EDIT: Lol I just realised that you have the clear thermaltake one also... FRIGGIN-DARN! :mad:
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    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

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    Yes that suckin' duct would deprive most HSF's for air thus increasin' the CPU's heat.

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