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Old 07-06-2005, 12:42 AM   #11
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MBM cannot adjust fans..

Case fan probably won't do it.. unless you don't have both have at least one intake and one exhaust fan as it is. It turned out, what fixed mine was a new heatsink and fan. I bought a Zalman heat sink, and a generic 120mm fan. Made my temps drop 20*C avg. I sit at around mid-high 30s idle, and low-mid 40s under 100% cpu.

$50 later, I was good to go. Anywhere in the 50*C range is acceptable..


-justin
Thanks! I'll look into that heatsink and fan. Is that 120mm a CPU fan? That'* huge.




I have an intake and exhaust fan on my case. Room for two more if necessary. My CPU fan, at least when I was in the BIOS, was only at 4017rpms. When I start up and am in MBM5, it says it'* at 8200rpms
what type of machine are we talking about OEM or custom? Trust the bios # of 4000 rpms sometimes MBM5 can be tricky, try this program.

http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php


I used this for years
My computer is custom, Asus A7N8X Deluxe mobo, AMD Athlon XP 3000+ ...my friend said the same thing about the MBM being wacky...he also said 4000rpm seemed low.

EDIT: I installed SpeedFan (thanks for the link) and that program also says the CPU fan is above 8000rpms...should I still trust the BIOS'* 4017 reading? Maybe it was only at 4017 because I had not booted the computer....?

The fan might have a varilble speed sensor . Do you know what type of heatsink it is. If it is the stock AMD heatsink you may benefit from a upgrade to a better heatsink. Again 50* c is a tad on the hot side but not life threatening.
Oh I'm way above 50*...I'm at 64*C now with probably 4% CPU usage

Justin, I am sold on that heatsink and 120mm fan...Once I get some money I will invest in that. Thanks you guys for your help.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:48 AM   #12
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Wait a second

http://www.techwarelabs.com/reviews/...sink_roundup04

http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=271


read some reviews before you buy?

Compare BEFORE you buy (William Shatner)
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You want to get the computer to act as a "wind tunnel" in a way. 99% of all cases should be setup like this

Front fans suck air in, have good ones here, positive case pressure is always good for dust. A fan on the CPU blowing air off of hte heatsink, not into it, and the fans in the rear, top, or sides blowing out.
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You want to get the computer to act as a "wind tunnel" in a way. 99% of all cases should be setup like this

Front fans suck air in, have good ones here, positive case pressure is always good for dust. A fan on the CPU blowing air off of hte heatsink, not into it, and the fans in the rear, top, or sides blowing out.
Don't all CPU fans blow air out? My intake fan is on the side of the case and the top fan is blowing out....I wonder...the intake fan and CPU fan are almost in line with each other, which would mean they are blowing air against each other, that doesn't seem like it would help much.
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You want to get the computer to act as a "wind tunnel" in a way. 99% of all cases should be setup like this

Front fans suck air in, have good ones here, positive case pressure is always good for dust. A fan on the CPU blowing air off of hte heatsink, not into it, and the fans in the rear, top, or sides blowing out.
Don't all CPU fans blow air out? My intake fan is on the side of the case and the top fan is blowing out....I wonder...the intake fan and CPU fan are almost in line with each other, which would mean they are blowing air against each other, that doesn't seem like it would help much.
They should blow air onto the CPU, in the same direction as an intake. If you can put 120mm fans in the front and back of your case, it'll help airflow. I agree though, get a big ole copper sink, stick a huge fan on it, and use artic silver 5 thermal paste. It'* a lot better than the stuff that comes with cheap sinks. Clean off your cpu with 90% or higher isoprophyl, let it dry, apply thermal paste and sink.
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Is there anything better than Arctic Silver 5...what about this "Ceramique" I read about?

Well I originally thought that the CPU fan blew towards the CPU, till he said have one blowing away...got confused for a sec...

I think I actually have a place for a fan in the front of my case....*checking* yep.
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i used the stuff that came with the zalman heatsink. the arctic stuff is the best, but i don't need the extra little protection..


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Again,

Front - blow into case

CPU- blow away from CPU

Back, Top, Sides - blow out of case.

Trust me it works.
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Front - blow into case

CPU- blow away from CPU

Back, Top, Sides - blow out of case.

Trust me it works.
To blow away from the CPU would I simply turn the fan around and mount it that way?
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This one got good reviews.

One review stated that his CPU is at 40*F...lol..I hope he ment Celsius
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