Giga-byte 7N400 Pro
AMD Athlon 2500+ Barton
CoolMaster Aero 7+ ($24.95 @ Local Shop)
CoolMaster 80mm Neon Fan TLF-R82
Vantec 80mm Stealth SF8025L
80mm Case fan (came with case)
EnerMax Case w/ 350PS EnerMax
CoolMaster Neon on the side sucking in
Stealth on the top sucking in
80mm on the back blowing out.
My stats.. idle / load
System 39'C / 30-41'C
CPU 49-50'C / 53-55'C
This is with the barton OC'd to 3200+ (2.2g) (11x200fsb)
I feel that temp is a little on the high side, even when adding the extra two fans today, my temps didnt go down much if any... I think they really when down cause I didnt properly apply the stock paste that came with the Aero. I bought the artic silver and took a very long process of cleaning and applying. I even took my MB back out of the case so I can causiously put the HSF back on without smearing.
So, is this temp ok? or is it running a bit high? help me out.. also, i need some suggestions on better fan placement and direction.
k, the stealth on top should be sucking out, and you should put a front intake as well... but those temps are high, thats why i don't like the Aero7, but too late for that i guess... but yeah, what are those temp readings from - the motherboard's software or what? i would suggest you try using motherboard monitor 5 to get some good temp readings.. mind you, check what it says in your BIOS after you boot and report those temps back to me.
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