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Help with Idle Temps on AMD FX-8350

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June 14, 2013 12:18:18 AM

Hey,
I just installed an AMD FX-8350 on an Asus Sabretooth 990FX.
Used a Cooler Master Evo 212 CPU Cooler and all cased in a Zalman Z11 Plus case.
The fan on the front, sides, back and top all working fine.

On installing the EVO had a few problems after applying AS5 and putting hold bracket on. Wouldn't sit initially and took a bit of movement to get it on which is my concern.

I have the Heatsink positioned parallel to the RAM and the FAN facing the back of the case as was shown in a vid on youtube.
However, I think the fan is pulling air into the Heatsink and it is sitting opposite to an Exhaust fan. Please see image at http://i.imgur.com/7KyAxlB.jpg

Also, I have uploaded my idle temps for the CPU using HWMonitor and CoreTemp as recommended here. See image http://i.imgur.com/SMbdNZ0.jpg

Are these temps ok ?
Any help appreciated and thanks in advance.

Regards,
Z

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June 14, 2013 12:51:09 AM

NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Okay, not that bad, but you need the cpu fan to blow air INTO the CPU cooler fins. Then you need that air to continue and journey out of the rear of your case. When viewing from your picture, you need the cpu fan closest, then the cpu cooler, then the exhaust fan.

Also the front and side fans should be intake, while the rear and top fans should be exhaust.

The temps may be just a tad high.
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June 14, 2013 12:52:19 AM

Flip the fan onto the other side of the cooler.
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June 14, 2013 12:59:39 AM

amuffin said:
Flip the fan onto the other side of the cooler.


+1

A picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case, eighty words.
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June 14, 2013 1:10:18 AM

Than you babernet_1 and Amuffin for your help.
I have all the fans working correctly bar the CPU fan so as recommended, I will "Flip the fan onto the other side of the cooler".

While I have the help, just wanted to ask another question.
The 2 120mm fans on the Z11 use 3-pin heads whereas on my new mobo, they are are 4-pin CPU heads. I have plugged them in fine but is there any negative aspect to the configuration ? Should I add some sort of adaptor inbetween them.

Also, I am thinking of adding another exhaust 120mm fan at the top of my case. Would this help or am I going overboard..
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June 14, 2013 1:13:49 AM

The fourth pin on the fan connectors are for PWM or variable speed control. No you don't need an adapter.

No more exhaust fans! Remember, you need the same or more intake fans as exhaust fans. Another exhaust fan will thin the air in your case and it could actually cool worse, as well as gather dust faster.
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June 14, 2013 1:32:06 AM

babernet_1 said:
The fourth pin on the fan connectors are for PWM or variable speed control. No you don't need an adapter.

No more exhaust fans! Remember, you need the same or more intake fans as exhaust fans. Another exhaust fan will thin the air in your case and it could actually cool worse, as well as gather dust faster.


Thank you. The Case comes with 5 fans. 1 at the front for intake, 1 on the top for exhaust, 1 at the back for exhaust and 2 at the sides (I think for exhaust as well)...Thus, only 1 intake at the front and others expel the air.
If what you say is true, obviously I need to balance somehow ?

Any suggestions? I have not changed the Zalman Z11 Plus Fan config so is functioning the same as when bought.
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June 14, 2013 1:50:06 AM

Zorton said:
babernet_1 said:
The fourth pin on the fan connectors are for PWM or variable speed control. No you don't need an adapter.

No more exhaust fans! Remember, you need the same or more intake fans as exhaust fans. Another exhaust fan will thin the air in your case and it could actually cool worse, as well as gather dust faster.


Thank you. The Case comes with 5 fans. 1 at the front for intake, 1 on the top for exhaust, 1 at the back for exhaust and 2 at the sides (I think for exhaust as well)...Thus, only 1 intake at the front and others expel the air.
If what you say is true, obviously I need to balance somehow ?

Any suggestions? I have not changed the Zalman Z11 Plus Fan config so is functioning the same as when bought.


The side fans should always be intake, to blow cool air onto the graphics card(s).
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