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Old 11-19-2004, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default How to keep your pc cooled

What is all your pc's temperature? CPU? Motherboard? Average?
mines CPU 50 - 52C/ 125F Motherboard 36C/ 96F.....is that normal, will a Thermaltake Big Water 12 cm liquid cooling system help? I just ordered it and hoping it will cool it down.....
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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That's about where mine is at.. P4/3.0ghz.
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:34 PM   #3
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thats cool for a p4.. those suckers run hot.
liquid cooling would help you o/c but you probably won't get much..
if your box is noisy as is, it will likely make it more quiet though.
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Old 11-19-2004, 09:56 PM   #4
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I'm running 49C cpu / 30C mainboard on an AMD 2800 with air cooling.... Its noisy tho

Yeah, the only reason I'd think about water is for the noise, as I'm not crazy about o/cing this thing
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:11 PM   #5
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24*C

<--- Has lots of fans.
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Old 11-19-2004, 10:14 PM   #6
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My fan > *.fan

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Old 11-19-2004, 11:01 PM   #7
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wow......
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:09 PM   #8
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my .13micron athlon64 3500+ sits between 38C and 45C and the motherboard is between 25C and 30C.

If I had the .09micron version of my CPU it would likely be about 5 degrees cooler.

For cooling, I have a Thermaltake Tsunami Dream aluminum case (which has intake and exhaust 120mm fans) and a Thermaltake SilentBoost K8 cpu cooler.
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:14 PM   #9
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where the hell do you find the temp of a computer?
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:16 PM   #10
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where the hell do you find the temp of a computer?
many computers have on-board hardware monitoring that you can access in the BIOS when you start up the computer or you can run a utility in Windows to read those values. Reading the values in BIOS is not useful because the computer is not really under load at that time although Intel Speedstep and AMD Cool'n'Quiet enabled processors run at full speed in BIOS and are only throttled down to lower speeds once you're entered the O/S that supports the feature.
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:16 PM   #11
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I'm at 25c and 33c beotch.
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:34 PM   #12
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I'm at 25c and 33c beotch.
If i open the window to my room, the temps drop to like 20 (MB) and 30 (CPU). . .
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Old 11-19-2004, 11:57 PM   #13
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I find it odd that most laptops don't offer temp readings.. I really wish laptops ran cooler. As i type this my palms are burning. Found someone did a write up on installing temp sensors on a laptop, looked pretty neat. I'd like to wire in a manual switch to kick on my laptop fan at will too.. but i'm way too lazy.
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Old 11-20-2004, 12:03 AM   #14
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I find it odd that most laptops don't offer temp readings.. I really wish laptops ran cooler. As i type this my palms are burning. Found someone did a write up on installing temp sensors on a laptop, looked pretty neat. I'd like to wire in a manual switch to kick on my laptop fan at will too.. but i'm way too lazy.
I agree. I use my laptop exclusivly for work so a lot of times I use while in bed. If I lay it on the sheets or covers, the cooling fan inlet is blocked and the thing gets so hot it is hard to touch the bottom of it. You would think they would have a better way to coll them by now. I say bring the cooling air in between the keys or something that is always exposed to movable air.
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Old 11-20-2004, 12:13 AM   #15
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I have 9 fans in my computer:

1. CPU Fan
2. Rear Case Fan
3. Rear Case Fan
4. Side Case Fan
5. Power Supply Fan
6. DPS-Dual Power Cycle Fan
7. Video Card Fan
8. nForce Fan
9. Front Case Fan

Overclocked 200 mhz to 2.2Ghz, running at 44 C CPU and 25 Case Sensor. Athlon 64 3000+
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Old 11-20-2004, 01:17 AM   #16
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I have 9 fans in my computer:

1. CPU Fan
2. Rear Case Fan
3. Rear Case Fan
4. Side Case Fan
5. Power Supply Fan
6. DPS-Dual Power Cycle Fan
7. Video Card Fan
8. nForce Fan
9. Front Case Fan

Overclocked 200 mhz to 2.2Ghz, running at 44 C CPU and 25 Case Sensor. Athlon 64 3000+
my PSU has 2 80mm fans
my case has 2 120mm fans
my 6800GT video card has 1 little fan
my athlon has one 90mm fan

You got me beat.
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Old 11-20-2004, 03:37 AM   #17
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I have a P4EE 3.2... 45C CPU, 34C system, stock voltages. I have a no-name Cu-Al air cooler and a couple of case fans in a server tower. I don't have a hot vid card so I think that makes the difference.
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Old 11-20-2004, 03:45 AM   #18
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I've got a P4 2.4C, CPU runs at 95*F, and the mobo runs at 86*F. Have 3 fans in the system other then the cpu fan, just got a normal aircooled heatsink.
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Old 11-20-2004, 03:47 AM   #19
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are you from England? Use SI units dammit!

The Metric System has been the "Official" system of measurement in the United States since 1964..
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Old 11-20-2004, 05:06 AM   #20
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General idle temps mean crap. It's the temps when your cpu and video card are under load.

I finally ditched fans for a water cooled system, OC'd video card and CPU under heavy load (gaming) 35c .. its great..

But the biggest factor is the noise. Having 0 fans in your case is the best.

That pic of the big fan next the the open pc is

Invest in water cooling solution already...
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Old 11-20-2004, 05:42 AM   #21
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I prefer vapor-phase-transition cooling - like the Vap-O-Chill units. THOSE are badass.
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Old 11-20-2004, 06:47 AM   #22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eurojax
I have 9 fans in my computer:

1. CPU Fan
2. Rear Case Fan
3. Rear Case Fan
4. Side Case Fan
5. Power Supply Fan
6. DPS-Dual Power Cycle Fan
7. Video Card Fan
8. nForce Fan
9. Front Case Fan
Exact same setup here.
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Old 11-20-2004, 09:14 AM   #23
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are you from England? Use SI units dammit!

The Metric System has been the "Official" system of measurement in the United States since 1964..
My car gets 503999.496 rods to the hogshead, and that's the way I like it!

My CPU will peg the temperature setting at whatever temperature I set the alarm to kick in at - 60 degree C, 70 degree C, etc - when I run something CPU intensive (say, Distributed.net's client).

I'm tempted to go water cooling, but it seems.. well, unnatural to be pumping water around inside of my computer case. How much did it cost? How hard is it to install? Does it take a lot of maintenance (keep mold from growing, etc?)

On /. a while ago, they showed some guy who actually hooked up a radiator from his Toyota to his CPU for cooling.. apparently, it worked pretty good!
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Old 11-20-2004, 10:45 AM   #24
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silly dorks..
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Old 11-20-2004, 04:17 PM   #25
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I'm tempted to go water cooling, but it seems.. well, unnatural to be pumping water around inside of my computer case. How much did it cost? How hard is it to install? Does it take a lot of maintenance (keep mold from growing, etc?)
It depends on what kind of case you have. If you have a removable motherboard tray, it's very simple. If you don't it can be a slight pain to connect the hoses.

There is no maintanence, other than flushing out the system once a year. Liquid cooling solution is provided for you, to prevent any sort of growth and corrosion of your tubing. It's important you use what comes with your system, and not using any sort of plain water or even distilled water.

Some companies you should check out are Koolance and Innovatek, they offer some of the best components.

Prices can range between 2-5 hundred depending on how hardcore you get.

Here is a pic after I connected everything.
http://www.eponymity.com/hosted/connected.jpg
You can see the orange water blocks on the video card and CPU. It's clean and you get over that awkward feeling of liquid being in your case. It's not that big of a deal
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