What temperatures do your MoBo and CPU run at?

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  1. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    I downloaded Sandra and MotherBoard Monitor and I am monitoring
    my MoBo and CPU temps and I seem to run around 95 Degrees F
    for the CPU at rest and 85 Degrees F for the MoBo at rest.
    When I ran a repeating Benchmark in Sandra I managed to hit
    110 degrees at the CPU.
    I just took my HUGE SAN Fan back out and installed a switch
    so that I can turn it on and off. I am not monitoring temps
    with and without to see if repositioning will make a diffrence.
    Am I just blowing a lot of hot air? [​IMG]
     
  2. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    Here are some images...
    My BigAss™ Case Fan!
    [​IMG]
    I still need to make a shroud that seals it to the front
    of the case but it still blows more air than you can imagine.
    My Case.. Custom Painted Sides (Candy Purple) Custom Painted
    Silver Power Button... On/Off Switch located under the
    drive bay cover for the BigAss™ Case Fan
    [​IMG]
    I think I am going to get me a pair of those nifty round
    IDE Cables and clean up things even further.
     
  3. Masood Ali

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    Your temperatures are good for the mobo and CPU.

    That fan in the front is basically recirulating air inside the case. Your goal is to force air in the case on the bottom/front and out the case on the top/rear.

    If you only have 1 fan, and you don't have a shroud for the front, than mount it in the back as an exhaust. The negative pressure created by the fan will suck cold air through the front.

    Ideally, you'd want a pair of identical fans, one in each location, so your output matches your input as closely as possible.

    To cut down on case clutter, buy yourself some zip ties and about an hours worth of time. Unplug all your cables, and replug them in one by one, bundling similar cables and running cables bounded along the metal wherever possible. You can buy rounded IDE cables, or you can do what I did: fold your cables width-wise into a "W" shape, then hold the shape together with some tape, and finally cover the cable with split-loom tubing. You can skip adding the split loom; its mainly a cosmetic thing. The flattened "W" shape of the cables is much tighter than the regular shape of the cables.
     
  4. Brett DiMichele

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    Masood,
    Thanks for the reply.. I am running a Push-Pull fan setup
    there is an Intake (the Big Fan) and an exhaust in the rear
    as well as a CPU Fan and a Powwer Supply Fan and a GPU Fan.
    The big fan in the front isn't sealed yet but it is pulling
    in tons of air through the 4 massive intake ducts in the
    front and the bottom front of the case.If you put your hand
    over the ducts you can feel the cold air being drawn in.
    This should work even better once I get the shroud designed.
    As for the cables, I think I am just going to replace the
    IDE's with the round clear jobs (they look great and they
    will save space) and the rest will be tied up. I have already
    added wire holders inside the case and the wires in the picture
    are much cleaner than they were from the factory. [​IMG]
     
  5. Masood Ali

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    BTW, how is the noise on your system? Your temperatures look well within spec; have you considered using quieter low-RPM fans?
     
  6. Brett DiMichele

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    The factory fans are not that noisy but the SAN ACE is a

    vgeritable LEAF BLOWER.. (It should be since it IBM uses

    these to cool the Phase 3 Power Supplies in our SAN Gear)

    But it is still bearable.. I moved the fan around and got it

    near a good spot where it doesn't have to strain to pull air

    in and that makes a huge diffrence.

    I have to email Sanyo Denki for specs but I am going to "Guess"

    and say the SAN ACE may be 30Db or so...

    I expect the CFM numbers to be huge.. Most of Sanyo Denki's

    fans turn around 3 thousand RPM and move 50+ CFM.

    I also have this fan on a switch so I can turn it off and

    on at will (since you could never run this off the MoBo fan

    sockets) it draws .52 Amps!
     
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    My CPU hovers around 35c - 40c.

    Brett,

    Have you considered cutting a hole in the frame of the case to mount that front fan? Even without an actual hole it might be nice just to screw the fan directly to the case frame.

    I'm about to cut a blow hole at the top of my case. I need this exhaust fan to remove excess heat as my rear exhaust doesn't get it all.
     
  8. Brett DiMichele

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    Camp,

    It's impossible to see in the picture but the fan is held

    in place by a clip that I made. The fan is drawing air through

    the front pannel which was intended for an intake fan so

    cutting a hole wouldn't do me much good (it's already open)
     
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    I have four 80cm Sanyo Denki's in my case, then a 7k fan on my Volcano 7 and my powersupply fan, and then my standard VisionTek GeFORCE3 cooling system. everyone says my computer sounds like its ready for take off, personally I think its quiet.
     

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