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February 5, 2010 4:07:03 PM

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
- LG DVD H22N
- 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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a c 133 à CPUs
February 5, 2010 4:14:03 PM

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
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also get some artic silver 5 thermal compound its $7.00 at radio shack.
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February 5, 2010 4:36:41 PM

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?
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a c 133 à CPUs
February 5, 2010 5:25:43 PM

should fit any cpu cooler
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a c 200 à CPUs
February 5, 2010 5:42:00 PM

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.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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))

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

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

$37 budget
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Plus your choice of TIM
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February 6, 2010 6:42:30 PM

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?
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February 6, 2010 6:42:37 PM

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a c 133 à CPUs
February 6, 2010 6:53:22 PM

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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February 6, 2010 11:55:00 PM

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