Thanks for your input DickNervous.
I agree with your suggestions and at the same time I will answer a questions posted by bealer46 that was originally pointed at Broni.
bealer46 I will tell you about my computer setup on the machine I am presently using.
My present computer tower is a full sized tower.
Here is what I have for fans in my computer case.
I have one cooling fan located in the tower's front panel blowing into the computer case directly pointed at the the three hard drives I have. This was one I added to the case.
I have one cooling fan located on the side of my tower, this one blows cool air directly at the processor cooling fan and the North Bridge heat sink. This is one I added to the computer case.
I have my Processor cooling fan blowing at the heat sink, some people prefer this cooling fan to be an exhaust and takes air away, being that the motherboard in my case is vertical and not horizontal, this is a more effective way of pushing heat away, rather than pulling it away.
My computers case has two exhaust cooling fans on the back panel.
The power supply which is located at the towers back and top area, has one input cooling fan on the bottom and the other cooling fan is the exhaust cooling fan blowing out the towers back panel.
My Nvidia 6200 AGP video card did not come with a cooling fan on the heat sink. I chose to add one by using a Pentium III heat sink cooling fan I had laying around. I altered the heat sink fins a bit to accommodate the cooling fan screws. This fan is set as exhaust and is powered by one of the spare motherboard case fan power sockets.
My processor is showing 146 degrees F right now.
Video card is 107 degrees.
Room temperature is presently 80 degrees.
My processor is an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ presently set at 2000 MHz.
I could go to the next CPU clock frequency of 2500 MHz in my BIOS, but I firmly believe I would most likely cause possible damage to my processor, so I have never attempted trying this.
My system has never faced a shut down or restart issue in the 3 years I have been using it and believe me, I have put my computer through some intensive 3-D gaming.
3DMark has given me some high ratings for such an old computer setup.
My motherboard is an Asus A7V8X with 3 GB of DDR Memory.
This is one of 5 computers I use on a regular basis, but his one is the main one I do most of my computing on.
Edited by MrBruce1959, 09 September 2010 - 10:36 AM.