This is a two parter!!
Essentially I've got a 1st gen i7 920(D0) which I would like to keep running at 4GHz but I am being limited by temps.
There are two ways I need some assistance, one being if I can change the voltages
on my OC to help reduce temps, if this is possible all I need is a little point in the right direction. I didn't mess with voltages as I was not sure if it would affect temps.
Secondly, the hardware aspect. I've got 6 120mm fans, 4 of which are quality, the other 2 are generics. The good ones are 2x Ultra Kaze and the other 2 quality ones are the ones that come with the Noctua Heatsink.
(I'll mention at this time, I'd like to avoid Water Cooling- that's for my next build)
Below is a diagram presenting my current airflow(don't mind the wiring, this case is huge and offers no wire management- However I don't see it as an issue)
I feel as though I did a good job with keeping steady airflow with little to no interruptions. I have a fan controller hooked up to the two Ultra Kaze 120mm fans and if I max the fans(2000+RPM) at idle I can still hit temps of 75C
under heavy load(prime9) I have hit 85C in some cases.
I don't have any more room on this case for fans. The side cover is a metal grate to which I could affix another 120mm fan, however this would interrupt my main air stream and I feel would be detrimental!
So, if anyone has anything they can contribute with, I would be most appreciative.