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Do I need more faning?

Hello, long time reader here.

The other day I noticed a strange smell and a 10°C (according to CoreTemp) from my case. I idle now at almost 60°C. I think I require more cooling.

My PC:

- Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
- i7 920
- 3x1 Corsair CL9 PC1333
- GTX280
- 320GB Samsung 7200RPM 16MB
- Midi Enermax ECA3052-BS-BL Chakra Case
- 650W Energon EPS PSU
(all stock settings)

It's a fairly new PC, but I've always thought it made some strange sounds and now it's running warmer. When I use a java application, my temps fly up to almost 75°C.

I am a novice when it comes to parts, so could anyone please recommend a decent CPU fan and perhaps some case fans that would fit? I have 1 fan in the front bottom and 1 in the back.

Thank you kindly! :hello:
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  1. Sounds to me that your cpu fan isnt running or its running slow, Intels stock fans are very poorly made.

    Cooler masters are great heatsinks check it out

    Also get some artic silver 5 thermal compound its $7.00 at radio shack.
  2. How do I know if these will fit in my case? I think I have lots of room. Could I fit in some other normal fans too?
  3. should fit any cpu cooler
  4. Best answer
    1. Yes, more case fans:

    "Side Panel - 250mm Side Fan Included. Front - 1 x 120/90/80 mm (optional), Rear- - 1 x 120/90/80 mm (optional), BOTH Front and Rear ARE OPTIONAL and NOT INCLUDED." Get the two optional fans.

    Have front "b;ow in" and rear "blow out".

    2. Get a top notch HS cooler.

    $95 budget:
    For performance and ease of installation, the Prolimatech Megahalems fits both criteria. Here's what I'm putting in new builds Mega w/ IC Diamond TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans (make sure ya MoBo can handle the fan wattage). ($95 for the HS, TIM. two PWM fans and a Y cable splitter))

    $77 budget
    Same as above but with just one fan and no splitter req'd.

    $37 budget
    Plus your choice of TIM
  5. Thanks for all your help guys.

    The shop I went to only had a Coolermaster V8, so I fired that in with a new fan in the back blowing out and now I idle at 30°C, but my stupid 3rd core idles at 36°C. What the heck is up with that?
  6. Best answer selected by Nosos.
  7. its normal for one core to work harder then the others a 2 to 6 degree diffrence in a core is normal
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