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Old 02-03-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Lets get some air moving!

I have a Matrix Gaming case and I don't think it has enough air moving through it.

I've got a 3000 rpm, 80mm chameleon fan in the clear side pulling air in. 2 little Mascool 60's blowing on the hard drives and a 2400 rpm Mascool 120mm in the back pulling air out. (And the power fan.)

Is this enough? Becasue there is a significant amount of hot air flowing from the back of the case, thanks to the 120.

According to my ASUS motherboard utility... my motherboard is 29 degrees C (84 F) and it says that my CPU is currently running at 45 degrees C (113 F).

This seems too hot to me. I'm a noob (lol counterstrike)...

So ... here's my question:

I'm considering drilling some holes and self-installing some more fans. (one in the top of the case and perhaps another one on the side.) First: is this necessary? and two... how would I go about drilling the required holes?
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Old 02-03-2006, 04:28 PM   #2
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wut kind of processor do u have?
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Old 02-03-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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Theres nothing wrong with those temps they are average for todays pc
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Old 02-03-2006, 05:52 PM   #4
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They seem good temps. no need for more fans
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:36 PM   #5
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Yeah, what kind of processor do you have? If you have a Pentium 4, that CPU temperatuer is wonderful. If you have an AMD, it's a little high. Your motherboard temperature is fine, though. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 02-03-2006, 06:54 PM   #6
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Default Re: Lets get some air moving!

If my laptop has lived 3 years so far running at 65C, then your comp should be just fine.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:01 PM   #7
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Laptops naturally run hotter than desktop computers. My Turion64 processor idles around 53 Celsius. If this was a desktop AMD processor, I'd be in serious trouble when things start heating up ! Also, my HDD will get to around 48 Celsius in my laptop. Never goes above 31 Celsius in my desktop.
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Old 02-03-2006, 07:32 PM   #8
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Just like put it in the fridge, hop in with it AND PLAY AWAY!
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Old 02-03-2006, 09:36 PM   #9
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Those temperatures are fine; the only problem that you would have is the CPU (I'm assuming it is 45C at idle). You might want to use Arctic Silver 5 or get a new heatsink.
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