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Fan pointing inside the tower. Good or bad?

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June 24, 2010 2:48:33 AM

I mean a fan fan. Like one you put in a room and set it to spin around. My computers been getting awfully hot lately, its summer here so its about 30 degrees in my room (Celsius)

My processor is running at around 55 degrees. Got a blue screen of death, although I'm not entirely sure it was related to heat. I wasn't looking at the temperature when it died. It still is running fine. 55c is pretty high to me, even though my GPU idles at 60c and loads at about 65c

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June 24, 2010 2:52:14 AM

its fine temporarily but its not a permanent solution to your cooling issues
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June 24, 2010 2:54:15 AM

Like with the side off? It won't hurt to try.
You can test with the side panel on. Side panel off. And side panel off with fan.
You can use HWmonitor to help you track the temps: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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June 24, 2010 3:12:07 AM

My case cover is off, so its exposed, Its been exposed for a long time lol maybe 6 months? I don't know, I just always assumed it helps the flow of air.

Is 56c cause for worry?

It seems to be stabilizing the temperature. Its at about 50c all the time now.
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June 24, 2010 8:29:50 AM

A fan on the side helps. If you want to know the temperature limit of your CPU, download "Core Temp" and look what it shows beside "TJ-max" .
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June 24, 2010 1:32:47 PM

Having the side of the case off does NOT help airflow through the case. The usual arrangement is front [and side] intake, rear [and top] exhaust. This creates a nice flow over all the components in the case, and is sufficiently balanced so that the PSU (always an exhaust) is not fighting against too many other exhaust fans for its air. Opening the side gives all fans free access to air, but disrupts that flow over and through components (other than the PSU).
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