Processor overheating after adding case fan

I recently bought and installed a DEEPCOOL WIND BLADE cooler..

Before i installed the fan the processor temps were 40c-42c on idle n 70c-74c on full load

After installing the new fan the idle temps are the same but the full load temps exceed 80c

I have 3 case fans now... one in front which is the new one and is outtake, the one on the side is intake and one on the rear is outtake as well..

I also changed the sides of the rear and side fan to intake and before they were outtake..

where am i wrong here ?
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  1. Basically, fans should be set to front, and side intake, rear and top exhaust. Try turning the front one around, you have it the wrong way.
    edit, also turn your rear fan back to exhaust.
  2. You may have installed it wrong.
  3. amuffin said:
    You may have installed it wrong.


    How can the installation increase the temps ? If its installed wrongly than the temps shld remain the same... shouldnt they ?
  4. Incorrectly installed fans, or too many fans can cause turbulent airflow, meaning the hot air does not exhaust and just spirals around inside the case building heat.
  5. 5 degrees isnt much and like the rest above have said can make all difference :)
  6. a little black duck said:
    Incorrectly installed fans, or too many fans can cause turbulent airflow, meaning the hot air does not exhaust and just spirals around inside the case building heat.


    So what do i do ? And 3 fans are a lot ?
  7. Nope, 3 fans aren't too many. I'm running 3 fans on my rig. But set the rear fan to exhaust and the front and side fans to intake. But as Boju said 5degrees isn't that much, and the temps you've reported are entirely normal.
  8. a little black duck said:
    Nope, 3 fans aren't too many. I'm running 3 fans on my rig. But set the rear fan to exhaust and the front and side fans to intake. But as Boju said 5degrees isn't that much, and the temps you've reported are entirely normal.


    84c for a processor is normal ?? even after adding a new fan ??
  9. if its reaching 84c now, something you’ve done has made things worse. Reconfigure the fans, make sure they’re facing the right way and configured like black duck has suggested. Air is obviously not flowing in the same direction as it was before.
  10. divJ said:
    84c for a processor is normal ?? even after adding a new fan ??

    It would be at the hotter end of normal but nothing to be overly concerned about. Alot depends on ambient temp as well. Set your rear fan to exhaust, front and side to intake and then take the temps again. Temps in the mid 70's are normal for full load with good airflow. Speaking of which, make sure your cables do not look like a birds nest. Bad cable layout will definately reduce airflow and increase temps.
  11. a little black duck said:
    It would be at the hotter end of normal but nothing to be overly concerned about. Alot depends on ambient temp as well. Set your rear fan to exhaust, front and side to intake and then take the temps again. Temps in the mid 70's are normal for full load with good airflow. Speaking of which, make sure your cables do not look like a birds nest. Bad cable layout will definately reduce airflow and increase temps.


    yeah i made sure while building the pc that the wires stick together.. not like going everywhere in the case..
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