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#1 Sexington

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 05:39 AM

Hi there everyone, I am running an AMD anthlon 64 3800+ under a DFI LanParty NF 4 motherboard, 1 gig of ram and an ati radeon x850 videocard

I have a fairly simple question, it runs fairly hot (54 - cel) when under a workload which really isn't that big of a problem. But I'd still like to cool it down a bit, how much lower could I get with a fan? With water coolant?

btw, I have two fans running already and have a port on the top ready for another to be installed if need be.

Thanks a ton
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Posted 27 August 2005 - 10:26 AM

if your gonna stay with air cooling, fill up all available fan ports.

But even though watercooliong helps it is expensive and cannot guarantee you that much of an increase in performace.

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 11:06 AM

i agree with TEB

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:33 PM

Thanks, I'll put another couple of air fans in and see how cooler I can get

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 08:54 PM

Another thing I've been hearing is water cooling is almost a must for those looking to overclock their processor. I'd like to overclock but need the cooling in order to get stable temperatures. Is the air cooling enough or do I need to switch to a different method?

Maybe a different heat sink

Any suggestions??

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Posted 30 August 2005 - 09:54 PM

if you really wanna overclock you need a deep pocket... water cooling is expensive and the life of your CPU/GPU (whatever u OC) will decrease substantially. i'd suggest if you do not know what you are getting into, then dont OC your computer.

if you wanna cool your CPU then yes get a heatsink, a better one. most preferably one with a fan. i have personally OC'd my system, after 15 min of doing so, my feet started burning. i keep my feet on the case as a rest. i added 4 fans before i did OC, and still, i got major temp rises. i'm not doing that again till i can afford to do so.

personally, i'd stay away from OC'ing your system. even if you can afford it. thats my opinion. but again your own personal preference decides whether you wanna do it or not.

thats my 2 cents

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 02:42 AM

Alrighty, It's still pretty fast but you know.... you always want to make it faster.

Thanks

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Posted 31 August 2005 - 07:27 AM

well UHM, make sure youre creating a flow through the case and not a vaccume, that creates the most heat. Just... fans blowing in on one side and out on another.
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Posted 31 August 2005 - 12:38 PM

For sure, that's really important, I've heard that the best method for a cooler computer is fans blowing in from the bottom and blowing out from the top, if I get at least one on the bottom and a couple at the top, it could cut my heat down quite a bit.... i hope! :thumbsup:

Thanks for all the input




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