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We bought a refurbished computer for our son but when it arrived the computer case cooling fan was loose - had not been properly attached. My question is which way should the fan face when it's attached? There's a vent at the front of the case and mounting holes which it matches, but do I put it so the blades are convex or concave when mounting facing the front of computer? I was going to mount it with the convex side facing the front and my husband said it should be the opposite. He's no computer expert so I don't really trust his judgement after all the blunders he's commited with our computers. Hee hee.


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I'm running a very modest machine, 1.4g processor, 1g RAM, old ASUS 7700 video card and use it for work mostly and some games (orig H/L and mods etc.). Have had a lot of trouble with fans failing, two cpu fans and three video card fans in approx a year, the last one was a case fan (my house has a lot of dust and apparently the fan guts get clogged and wear out). I'm looking for a temperature monitor that will let me know when the temp is getting out of limits so maybe I can catch the invalid fans before they go belly-up. Does anyone have a suggestion???

Thanks, Jim

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motherboard monitor, it can be found in techspot's downloads page under utilities.

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I could not find the "right" place for this, mods please feel free to redirect.
I am about to build another system. Details: -

Case CoolerMaster Centurion 5 II (new)
PSU OCZ StealthXStream 500Watt (Current PC)
Mobo Giga EG41MFT-US2H (Current)
CPU Core 2 Quad 6600 (Bought pre-owned, with Scythe Ninja HS&Fan)
RAM (2x2 GB) Crucial PC-3 8500: CT25664BA1067 (New)
Hdd 1 Seagate Barracuda LP 1 TB. (New)
Hdd 2 WD 5000AAKS (Current)
Graphics Asus ATI RadeonHD 6670 Silent Edition (New)
Already have Monitor, Logitech KB & Mouse, Ext. Hdd, 16 Gb USB stick.

My question concerns cooling. The CM case comes with F & R 120mm fans, I have 2 more new ones never used. The case will allow me to put the PSU at the bottom. There are mountings for 2x more fans, one side and one at top. I bought this case with future upgrades in mind, plenty of room for airflow and the cable-stowage possible. I cannot find any airflow information, although I remember seeing an image some time ago I can no longer find it again. My idea is to fit all 4 fans (with temp/sensing). How should I fit them? Front in, side in, top and bottom out? Or should the bottom (filtered) fan blow in? I have succeeded in completely confusing myself!

BTW, noise is not an issue. My ears are almost 67 years old and do not work as well as they used to. The OTH rarely enters the spare room/computer room when I am here (apart from bringin... Read more

A:Case Cooling

Most people will choose the front for intake and the top/rear fans for exhaust. This way, you get cool air coming in low and blowing across the hard drives. Hot air will rise and be vented out at the rear and top of the case. Considering you plan to use 4 fans, I'd make 2 intakes and two exhaust. So, maybe the front and side as instakes, and the top and rear as exhaust.

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i just installed a case fan in back of pc to pull heat from pc (hp pavilivon a305w) through the back of pc case so i went out and bought two 92mm case cooling fans one for the rear the other originally the front of case (92mm is what rear fan gaurd measured).

the fan for the rear of the case when in just fine however it is somewhat noisy (sounds like a sm.quiet blower)i understand fan has to make some type of noise since it has a working motor inside.but it would be nice to get it a bit more quiet if possible.

replacing fan is not a option had a hard time finding fan for my pc not comfortable about online purchasing either. will have to return second fan since fan plug does not match plug in pc. have to find one that does if i go ahead with instaling 2nd fan

so my first question is there anything i can do to quiet the rear fan just a little bit more.

second question since i cannot install a fan in front of my pc(no area to mount fan) and an new case is not do able right now could it be possible to install fan on side of pc or would a simple fan guard be ok mounted on side of pc.

brand type compusa
fan dimensions 92x92x25mm
input volt. 12v.
noise level variable 33db
fan speed variable 2400rpm +/-10%
air flow variable 39.8cfm +/-10%

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I want to do some tests with my Antec 1200 as i want to get the best possible cooling out of it. I wanna test if the general temperature of the pc is better off without a side fan intaking air. At the moment the front and side fans intake and the back on top exhale air. Im wondering if the side fan disrupts the airflow and the speed of which the hot air escapes the case. Should i just test the temps of the CPU and GPU? If so what are the most reliable and accurate programs to do this.


A:Case cooling and air flow.

Monitoring the CPU / GPU temps is probably the easiest way to get a feel for whats going on. Generally speaking your current setup (front and side in, back and top out) is correct.

Personally I have always used HWMonitor, I like it because it records the min and max temps as well as the current temp which is more useful if you are running full screen apps to stress the system.

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For Christmas I got another 120mm case fan (aerocool shark 1500 rpm) and I tried mounting it at the top of the case to suck out hot air as I have 2 intakes and 1 exhaust already but I couldn't seem to get the right screws to screw it in at the top, my case (aerocool strike x gt) came with long screws for the top of the case but they are too thin to screw into the fan. So instead I mounted the new fan on the side door on the top fan slot by the CPU as an intake and today when I played a new game that I got for Christmas (BF3) I noticed the CPU temps would get rather hot (I am using the stock intel cooler, bear that in mind) I was getting a max temperature of about 80 degrees C after a roughly 2 hour gaming session. Would I benefit from making the new fan an exhaust by the CPU or would I be better off, or is there a secret way of mounting a fan up there at the top as an exhaust that I son't know about as I imagine that way would be the best way to do things. Also my graphics card could handle BF3 at all max 1080p with 60+ FPS. Thanks. EDIT - To clarify I have 2 intakes at the front, one rear exhaust and the new fan as an intake on the side door by the stock CPU cooler.

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hopgop1 said:

For Christmas I got another 120mm case fan (aerocool shark 1500 rpm) and I tried mounting it at the top of the case to suck out hot air as I have 2 intakes and 1 exhaust already but I couldn't seem to get the right screws to screw it in at the top, my case (aerocool strike x gt) came with long screws for the top of the case but they are too thin to screw into the fan. So instead I mounted the new fan on the side door on the top fan slot by the CPU as an intake and today when I played a new game that I got for Christmas (BF3) I noticed the CPU temps would get rather hot (I am using the stock intel cooler, bear that in mind) I was getting a max temperature of about 80 degrees C after a roughly 2 hour gaming session. Would I benefit from making the new fan an exhaust by the CPU or would I be better off, or is there a secret way of mounting a fan up there at the top as an exhaust that I son't know about as I imagine that way would be the best way to do things. Also my graphics card could handle BF3 at all max 1080p with 60+ FPS. Thanks. EDIT - To clarify I have 2 intakes at the front, one rear exhaust and the new fan as an intake on the side door by the stock CPU cooler.Click to expand...

With stock coolers, the fan on the intel cooler is pulling the air through the heat sink off the CPU and into the case away from it. By putting a fan blowing air down on the CPU, you are pushing the air back onto your cpu thus keeping the... Read more

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I have a PC with a cooling problem. I am running an Athlon cpu with a new Asus mobo. I want to increase the cooling factor of this case. The case has two side fans, the power supply does not have a intake on the bottom. I was told to make the side fans blow inside the case, but the question I have is circulating the air out? There is a space on the back of the case for a 50mm fan...is that enough. I have also looked into slot fans and was wondering if these would help in my situation. The reason for this cooling question is that exact same Athlon PC's mobos overheated and have been changed. I do not want it to happen again so am trying to add more fans. Any suggestions???

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I don't think I have any overheating issues just yet but I was curious if anyone had some ideas on the most effective ways to cool a BTX case. Case temp is around 50 C and CPU is mid 50's when idle. Room is about room temp, 70 F or so. When doing something intense the it all creeps about about 5 degrees C to the point where the case is around 55, CPU around 60-61. These numbers according to Speedfan.

Again, I've had no problems thus far and I don't think these temps are unreasonable. But I was curious as to what my cooling options are. I was thinking the quickest, cheapest, and probably least effective way to go was to put a fan in the empty PCI slot...at least until I need that slot. But it seems that most PCI fans are not made for a BTX case as they point in the wrong direction. Also, this particular setup is somewhat unique as there is a plastic duct running directly from the intake fan to the CPU, making alternative CPU cooling somewhat tricky.


A:Cooling Components in BTX Case

see if there is a place at the front of the case , in front of the hard drive cage, to add another fan..I put 120 MM fans there...blowing into the case... so they can blow cool air over the hard drives an aid the other case fans blowing out of the case...works good and the 120MM fans are quieter than the 80 mm fans

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Lookin for a mid size case with good airflow properties.
What are the best ones out there in your opinion for around 60.
Preferably ones that dont look like transformers.

A:Solved: Best case for cooling?

antec 300 is always great value with good cooling

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Hey Guys! I was looking at my PC the other day and said to myself "Self," and I sez "Whaaaatt???" and I sez "Self, what can you do to improve temps in that case?". My answer : COPPER! My dad works at a sheet metal shop and has lots of scrap copper that gets thrown away. What if I could line my PC case with, say, 1/3 in. of copper? They make aluminum cases, so theoreticly a copper case should be much better. And, my friend said he would weld the copper to the case!!!

Has anyone tried this? Does it work? Am I crazy? Probably. Anyways, gimme some feedback.

A:KrAzY Case Cooling ?

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I'm looking to perhaps move to water cooling my CPU and then later my graphics card. I'm running a Pentium 4. My first question is, is water cooling worth it? Also, is there any risk with water cooling, I mean water and a computer don't mix. If it is worth it, I was looking for a good tutorial on how to set one up and a list of parts. Also, do I need a case that is water cooling compatible? Or will any case work? Either way I would like a new case. Basicly this is what I would like in a case:

Mostly, if not all, aluminum
Alot of fan holes, 4 or more
A really cool design
ATX compatible
I'll take any suggestions/comments for the case and water coolant.

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Recently, my my secondary hard drive began crashing occasionally and my Geforce FX5600card had to be underclocked for me to be able to play certain games without them freezing every now and then.

I'm still not entirely sure whether the hard drive problem is related to heat (the HD does feel very hot when I touch it though, but maybe it would anyway) or if the graphics card problem is something to do with the graphics card itself rather then the heat level in the case in general.

Either way, I think it probably would be better in the long run to improve my cases cooling. I looked up my case, which I think is an aopen H435 tower case. It has place for an 80 mm fan at the rear and a 120 mm fan in the front. I knew about the 80 mm slot but I've never noticed the 120 mm slot. I'm going to see if I can find it.

With this in mind, what fans would you recommend I get? Some options I'm considering are the Vantec fans, like the vantec 80 mm tornado fan or 80 mm stealth fan. Anyone know whether they're good or not? I know I have to take air flow into account as well, and try to push cold air in and hot air out, I just hope the positioning of the fan slots is suited to that.

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Hi, i ordered a new case, and i wanted to know what your suggestions for cooling are, intake and exhaust config. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-138-033&depa=1

^^New Case^^

As you can see it has a fan on the side panel, and 2 rear fans.

how should i configure this system, what should each fan do (intake/ exhaust wise)?

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I recently received 2 one gig ram sticks.
However.. the cooling metal casing is too bulky to fit into my computer slots.
the ram is corsair - CM2X1024-6400C5DHX
Is it possible to remove the metal casing?

A:How do you remove the metal cooling case of RAM?

Hello there, I found this simple guide to removing the Heatspreaders on RAM modules.

It is important to note that removing the heatspreader will most probably void the warranty of the RAM.

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Just a heads up if anyone needs a VERY quiet fan, I replaced the dual fans on my water cooling system with these;
During normal use or gaming, they are silent. When running a stress test ie prime95 or OCCT, you can hear them however they are a 100% improvement over the coolermaster fans they replaced.

While they are not cheap, the performance and silence is well worth the cost.

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My Antec case has a purple snap-in module to easily accommodate a fan that sits directly in front of the HD's. The more I'm learning about case cooling, the more it makes sense to get such a fan. The questions I have are: 1. Are there fans that are designed to blow into the case, over the hd's, as well as fans that are designed to blow out, taking the air out from the case, or are they the same fans with a switch, sort of like a ceiling fan with a reversible option? 2. Is there any consensus as to which way is better -- blowing in over the hds, or out like an exhaust?

A:HDD cooling fan: Blow into case, or exhaust out?

well you have to remember the airflow and basic science:

air goes front of the case to back, heat goes from bottom to top... side fans always intake to the motherboard.

fans that are designed to blow a certain way? dont think so.. just flip them around i guess and it becomes the latter, but there is one such fan that is optimised as an outake fan, mainly because it looks like swiss cheese hence more suction from inside the case out...

to answer your question, if your hdd bays are at the front, they should be blowing into the case anyways... airflow rules..

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Hi all,

I'm quite stuck on getting a PC case which will help with cooling. I'm looking for the best case at cooling in the 70 range. The case has to be big enough for graphic card upgrades (I currently have 5850 XFX Black Editions in crossfire). Examples of cases I've looked at are the Carbide 300R, HAF 912 Plus and Fractal Design R4. Please can anyone advise of the best case (in this class?) in the UK. I'm happy to add additional case fans to get better cooling!

A:PC Case advice for better cooling (budget @£60-£80)

Well since im going to assume air cooling I have a couple of options that I personally like for those types of systems:

NZXT Phantom Mid Tower

Corsair 400R or the 300R are both great options

There are many more but those are a few near your price point I recommend. I like the NZXT Phantom cases the most because of their room, expandability, and overall sleek look.

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I currently running Windows 10. Intel i5-750 Lynnfield since October 2009
Now my CPU have about ~72?C degrees when running a game.
I think it's too high and want a new Water Cooling
What do you think? Do you recommend? And how to choose?
Thank you :-)

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I need to order a new case and i was goin to get the NZXT Guardian Case but it only has 2 80mm fans. Think I can keep this case cool enough to overclock if i put in some extra cooling utilities. Which i will need advice on which ones to get.

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I've bought an Apevia Explorer case recently and liked the way it looked.
It's pretty nice, for a steel case with a side window to look in. In the front you have placements for two fans here that isn't included(there's a flaw here; i'll tell it later), on the side windowed panel there's an airduct, on the top there's an 80mmfan (exhaust) and on the rear you can choose between 80mm or 120mm (which i prefer) fan. I'm using this case with my new and first(Cause i bought it for the first time for myself) mobo Asus M3A79-T.
I started things off pretty good, that is until it hit me that the temps on my cpu started to reach 60 degrees celcius. I just like things cooler then 50 degr celc. I already placed a 120mm in the rear from ThermalTake Thunderblade in the rear. In the front i placed apevia's stock 80mm fan that sat in the rear, so it can help cool the HDD. But there's a bit off a problem here as that 80mm has a problem pulling air through the case's steel grill and on top of that it has to pull air from the front bottom of the case and even the bottom of the case already touches the ground(no clearance). Oh and it even looks as if it works like a vacuum cleaner cause it collects a lot of dust.
I want to place a second fan from TT Thunderblade 80mm in the front. I won't be able to post pictures yet. After a day or two maybe. But i need some advise on what to do in the front please!!

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Which direction did you place the fans? Are all going into the PC? Is the top one blowing out? Is your power supply a single or a dual fan model?

I think I found your case on Newegg:


What I would likely start with, depending on the location of the case, is on the back 120mm pulling air in and only the 80 mm on top blowing air out. My PSUs are usually dual fan. If my case is in an area where it is close to a wall then I don't want the exhaust air being brought back into the case so I would have the 120mm on back blowing out and the 80 mm on top blowing out as well.

If it doesn't get as cool as you'd like I recommend you look at a different/better fan/heatsink for you CPU. I also saw once someone used some semi-thick plastic to create isolation pockets for the components. He realized that the heat from the video card should be isolated and ducted out without touching the CPU because it will heat the video card. I haven't found the link but it looked cool and and it was effective. I'll try to find it again later.

Good luck,


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A:Totally radical case cooling idea!


I`d never have thought of that lol.

Mind you. They do say it`s better to fry your chips in a little oil, rather than animal fat.

Regards Howard

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After the GPU and PSU upgrade I did on the XPS 8900 I am now in the mission of getting the PC case cool down under heavy GTX 980ti load. My current setup right now follows:
1. Rear case fan as exhaust using BGEARS B-PWM 90 (88cfm) which is connected to the motherboard (does not run full as the motherboard controls the voltage and no way it can be controlled by the user).
2. Stock dell case fan running at 100% as intake at the front of the case (noisy).
Room ambient temperature is around 20-21°C. and the PC is literally besides a window. If the GPU is under heavy load and running 15 minutes I get 69-70°C (with custom fan curve) but the rear case fan will not push out the hot air as planned as it is controlled by the Dell motherboard. I get max of 72-78°C on 4 cores of the CPU while the GPU is under full load.
Now if I open the window a few inches 8°C (depending on Canadian winter temp but it hovers like that during day time) I get to drop the GPU temp to 65-66°C and the GPU fans will rarely kicks in and CPU temps drops to 55-65° under load. I also saw the temperatur of the SSD and HDD go down by 5°C. I know the cool air coming from the intake helps a lot but I want to find a solution that I won't change the case and won't open the windows so I decided to buy the following:
- Titan adj. dual fan PCU slot VGA cooler
- Noctua 92mm NF-B9 PWM fan
- Evercool Twister Fan Speed Controller PCI Slot or 3.5"
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A:XPS 8900 case cooling and custom fan configuration

I went with liquid cooling for the CPU and it dramatically reduced my EVGA GTX 980 ti temps.  The Corsair H80I GT dual 120mm fans and radiator work well to cool CPU and move air in and out the case vents.  The GPU stock cooling does the job with the case temps in check.  I run my games at 144hz, 2566x1140, with temps hovering around 60-65c.  Noise is not a problem unless I ramp up the GPU fans over 50 percent.  I also have the case located in a enclosed desk cabinet with a 120mm for intake and dual 120mm for exhaust.  With your setup you may want to mount a 120mm fan on the outside of the case for rear exhaust.  I know it's not ideal but there is clearly no room inside the case. 
See Camcamaro1991 post labeled "XPS 8900 upgraded w/ AIO liquid cooling, Samsung 950pro, GPU, PSU, etc" for reference.


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ive had my current rig for a lil over a year now

its been good to me but i think its about time to revamp and redo it my present system

its my present rig is in my profile...gonna redo it with a new case, new mobo, and new cooling system

here is the list of new gear that is gonna go in it:


anyone got any suggestions of things i should sub in...im trying to keep under $425

im gonna OC this machine quite a bit if that helps with suggestions

A:Giving my case and cooling a revamp...check it out

Your current rig is pretty nice, but the overclocking of your P4 from3.00 to 3.06 is very minimal . But with the stuff you are going to get cooling should be no problem. Good Luck!


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I'm getting really annoyed by the ever-increasing whine coming from within my current case. These days I just leave the door open for airflow, which quiets things down considerably. Nonetheless, CPU load temperatures exceed the throttling threshold (on a Pentium 4 530).

I'm using the stock Intel heatsink and fan with a crappy $30 case with no active case cooling (passive cooling on the mobo). I know, I know. It was a stupid purchasing decision. I simply underestimated the thermal output of this processor.

So I'm looking for a reasonably priced case (~$100 max) with good cooling, and a new CPU heatsink (preferably under 700g and $50). I'm currently eyeing the 670g CoolerMaster Eclipse heatsink, but I'm worried it won't fit with the large neighbouring capacitors on my Asus P5GDC-V mobo. Haven't decided on a cool case yet - mostly because I don't know which ones cool effectively.

What are your recommendations?

A:Cooling Setup Recommendations (Heatsink, Case, Fans, etc.)

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Hi all, I have 5 fans in my case. Two in the front (lower) are bringing air into the case, two in the back (upper) are blowing air out. I am unsure about the fan on the top of the case. Should it bring in or blow out? Since heat rises I think it should blow out, but for positive pressure I think it needs to bring in. Someone please enlighten me.

A:Solved: Case cooling air flow direction question

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ok, simple question, will opening the tower case to clean my computer's cooling fans violate the warranty? or am I better off trying to arrainge servicing for my system for this specific purpose?I tried calling support to ask, but the agent didnt quite follow and seemed to think I was saying I had a fan failure, when all I wanted to know was if opening the case to clean it myself would void the warranty.so I decided to post here in the hopes that an hp employee versed in the terms and conditions of the limited manufacturer's warranty wouldnt take pity on this poor uneducated soul.

A:will opening the tower case to clean the cooling fans void m...

Greetings, This action will not void your warranty unless you cause damage. Shut the system down, disconnect AC power and disconnect all  peripheral devices. Move the system to an area where you can remove the side panel. Clean the sytem using compressed air and allow time for any moisture caused from using compressed air to dissipate. I periodically do this on all my HP desktops and it is wise to do this. I am not an HP employee. There is no official HP presence in this Forum. Cheers!

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Hello all,

I recently picked up a Gateway E4100, which has the slim case. I know, its old, but it was free! I did purchase a new HDD for it, as well as a DVD-burner. Other than that, it already had 2.5 GB of memory and a 3.2GHz/1M/800 Pentium 4 processor.

I would really like to use it, but it is VERY loud. I don't see how someone could work with it on their desk...annoys the heck out of me. I removed the heat sink, cleaned off the old grease and blew out all the dust, and reinstalled with new grease. This seemed to help a little, but not very much.

At idle, the processor temp hovers around 60C, is that normal for this processor? The fan speed depends on the case temperature (or processor temp?), so when it gets warm, the fan is really turning...up to 2200 rpm I saw. Its not really the fan itself that is making noise, but its the air flowing through the case/fan that makes it sound like a jet engine.

Are there any suggestions? I really don't want to put any more money into it, but I was thinking about just getting a different case. This would require me to buy a new PSU and heatsink/fan also. Having the slim case is not a big deal to me.


A:Cooling solutions for a MicroATX slim case - Gateway E Series

No, 60C at idle isn't normal. You were on the right track with changing the case. Most of my CPUs run in the neighborhood of 35 to 40C at idle. (The exception is my Prescott P-4 in an Emachines T-5026, which ATM, is 53C under light load). I haven't seen 60c since the last 100 degree day in my non air conditioned house

I'm curious about the CPU, you've included everything except the actual part number.

You should also investigate to verify that your motherboard is an actual mATX form factor, so that it would mount correctly in a standard case.

One quick question, were the temps that high before you remounted the HSF?

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will this Arctic Cooling Freezer Extreme REV.2 CPU Cooler fit in my coolermaster scout case?


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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270. When I press the power button, the power button light turns amber, I hear some fans spinning, and the CD drive spinning. However, it never gets to the boot screen (or any screen). If I open the case and press the power button, however, the power button turns green and the computer works fine (loads all the way up and functions like normal). If I close the case after it has started, it continues to run fine. I'm guessing / hoping it's not the mother board or power supply that has directly gone bad... but maybe there is a connection or something? that changes from when it's closed to when it's open. I've heard of something like... the motherboard is shorting out by touching the case... but I'm not really sure where to look for that / how. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Computer boots fine when case is open, but won't boot when case is closed.

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hi all ,

i have a desktop

i changed my broken case to a new case like

i removed the HDD and the motherboard and the CD-rom ..etc and installed them to a new case

but when i press the switch button it works normally , and the screen display normally and there are no beeps , but after like 20 second my computer turns off automatically ! ,

what may cause this issue ?

A:i replaced all of my computer components from my broken case to other case

could be overheating CPU. Did you apply fresh Thermal paste to the HSF after reinstalling the motherboard? Is it tight and secure? Did you blow out all the dirt, dust and debris from the fans' fins?

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I have been trying to cool my computer down for the past several weeks and so far it has not worked. I bought a cooling pad and looked online for other ways. I want to cool my computer because once my GPU gets to hot my game starts to run at around 5 fps. then i have to wait for it to cool down and then play again and repeat. When my game starts lagging it is when my computer's GPU gets to 110C. I know the heat of my computer because i use speedfan. Thank you. This is a laptop.

A:Cooling my computer?

Can you give a little more info? Is this a PC or a laptop? Cooling pad makes me thing laptop.

If it's a PC, what type of case do you have? What type of fans and how many do you currently have.

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I am using CoolerXP Cooling and Speedfan.
But I still got a problem.
How to cool the computer down?
My game(Renegade) crashes when it gets over something about 60 celsius.
Any free way to cool it down?

A:Cooling down the computer.

first off, clean the insides of your computer with an air can or something (do not use a vacuum).

Next, you might want to look into adding some fans onto your casing. The bigger the fan, the better. This will cost money, but not that much. Fans are cheap.

If the temps are still too high, you might want to loko into changing your heatsink and fan (HSF) on your CPU and GPU. This will obviously cost more money.

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I have a computer that has 2 80mm fans on the bottem blowing air into the graphics card area and a fan also on the psu. I am thinking of putting higher cfm fans on the 2 80mm fan holes and also cutting a hole in the top of the case and putting a giant 120mm fan in the top blowing out. Is this a good. Idea?

A:Cooling My Computer

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What is the best set up for cooling a P4 3.0GHz Prescott.

I am using an Antec SLK3700-BQE case.http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=93703

(heat sink/intake/exhaust/side pannel/blowers/etc.)

A:Computer Cooling

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Hi, my basic system specs are as follows:

ASUS M3A motherboard (AM2+ AMD 770)
AMD X2 6400+ dual core Cpu (AM2/)

Asus N8600GT Scilent PCI-Ex Video Card

Foxconn TSAA-998A ATX case

Whilst running speed fan i noticed i had an abysmal 2 fans in my CPU detected, this concerns me as my cpu temperature atm is 45-50 and Im told that it shoudl never go over 60 - a mark it flirts with constantly runnign such programs as google earth.

Is this an accident waiting to happen?

If so, how do I fix it, it is a store built CPU as I have limited computer knowledge. How hard is it to install extra fans or a "heat sink?"

Also, how much do these things cost/ what tools & equipemnt would be needed/ Are they readily available?

PS: I think i have a fan on my power supply, other than the two others..

A:Need advice on Computer cooling

Oh yeah, I forgot to ask, If getting more fans is the way to go then obviously ill be opening up the case, and moving parts to put the fans in place, Is thier any precautions one must take??

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ok hello everybody,

im back from college and my desktop is in my room 90 feet from the hardline, so i bought a router and a usb adapter to pick up the signal. the signal speed is only at 54mbps MAX when good conditions align. max if i was next to it is 300, point being, its summer and temps this last week have been 95-100 and my adapter is overheating and making my connection go 18mbps max, with about 1.4k ms on a standard ping -t. since this was fine up until this week im contributing this lack of function to heat so what can i do? the bosy of the adapter is warm at most to the touch, yet if i pull it out and touch the usb plug it almost burns my skin. so im thinking i need to cool the core of my computer to prevent it from getting so hot. i could move it to the basment some 30 degrees cooler than my room, but ya know, room is nice. so without spending money is there any other option i have? would opening the case and putting a fan next to it liable to help drastically (enough to make the cleaning worth it?)

thanks, sorry for the wall

A:A question about cooling my computer

the bosy of the adapter is warm at most to the touch, yet if i pull it out and touch the usb plug it almost burns my skin. so im thinking i need to cool the core of my computer to prevent it from getting so hotClick to expand...

I'll assume you meant body.
My kitchen is on fire, better spray down my bathroom.

This isn't a rare problem with USB dongles, my only suggestion is to use a PCI card, sorry.
Also, there aren't really specific USB dongle coolers, so you'll just have to improvise.

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My computer is constantly shutting itself down, but only when I am gaming.
After playing a game (e.g Brothers in Arms) for maybe 15 minutes, the computer just turns off!! It is getting really annoying and I'm worried the computer could be damaged if this continues.

I am guessing this problem is heat related and I was wondering (Since I have no knowledge in cooling) if anyone could help me find compatible cooling hardware for my computer, or even some tips that don't involve $$.

Any help is appreciated, and I can provide all system specs and temps if needed.

A:Computer Shutdown - Need cooling help

It's not only heat that could be causing the problem. It could also be power related. If your card isn't getting enough power, it's enough of a problem to cause shutdowns. So you may want to check what kind of specs you get with your current power supply, and double check to see if it provides enough power. I'm no expert on making those kinds of calculations. I only know enough about what might be causing the problem.

Typically shutdowns are related to a few things:
1) thermal events
2) insufficient power
3) corrupted memory
4) corrupted hard drive

Since you only experience the shutdowns during gaming, that means you can rule out #s 3 and 4. Post the specs of what your computer is running, and the power supply you have. It'll aid in further narrowing the cause between heat or power.

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I am going to be attempting to build a new system shortly. I've been reading a lot and learning about components, but i'm just not sure what to make of all this CPU cooling talk. I've read that stock fans/heatsinks are fine, and i've read that you should definitely replace them. I was hoping I could list the components i'm planning on getting and what i'm going to be using it for, and get some help as to what i'll need to do and not to do.

Basically, I'll be using the machine mostly for music, DVDs, photo editing, some games(but a basic video card and onboard sound is fine with me), and basic office applications. I want it to fast enough so that it will last awhile, but not top of the line, to keep costs down.

Here's the components i was looking at:

-Case: ANTEC Sonata With 380W Power Supply
-Motherboard: ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe
-CPU: Intel Pentium 4/ 3.2E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, HTT
-RAM: Kingston ValueRAM Dual Channel Kit 184 Pin 1G(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200
-Video Card: ASUS ATI RADEON Model "A9550/TD/128"
-Hard Drive: Maxtor Ultra Series Kit 80GB 7200RPM SATA & a Western Digital
external 120 GB USB drive
-DVD Drive: Sony 16x Internal Double-Layer DVD?RW/CD-RW Drive
Model: DRU-710A

I'm not planning on overclocking or anything like that, so should I be fine these components, or would I be better off getting a Zalman or Thermaltake or something like that? Your insight, as always, is much appreciated.

A:Cooling advice for new computer

Wait and see is my thought. You're using a decent case with a good powersupply, a good motherboard, and a CPU that likes to run a little warm. It'll be no problem to replace the heatsink if you find the CPU running hot but there's no need to waste money either.

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Is there such thing as a program that can control the fans in a computer...or a way to get the computer cooler?

A:Computer Cooling Software?

SpeedFan seems to be a popular choice with some of our members.

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Hello,Yesterday the cooling fan 90b broke inside my laptop.  I heard a low noise like a CD was spinning incorrectly and than my computer overheated and shut down.  Upon restart I got the 90b error message.  Can anyone please point me in the direction of a guide on how to replace my 90b fan, and a place where I can buy a replacement part?  Thank you very much, ThomasBrodsky

A:Cooling fan 90b error message and malfunctioning cooling fan...

Dear Thomas, 90b Error message occurs when there is firmware or a Hardware issue with the fan. Please install the following update on the Notebook. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp67001-67500/sp67052.exe It is the bios update, most likely to fix if its a firmware issue. However, if the issue persists, kindly contact our support center.we will be happy to help you fix it. Cheers!

I am an HP employee

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when i turn the computer on it gives me the cooling system air and stays up for about 30seconds then shuts down

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If you get air bubble in a water cooling system does that cause problems with the computer?

I dont have water cooling but this guy does and it is full of bubbles.


A:Air bubbles in water cooling computer

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i am building a new computer and have pretty much decided upon my specs untill i was reading the thread "power supply upgrade- need some recomendations" i used a power supply calculator to try and figure out how big of a PSU/cooling i needed in the new case (note: i know nothing about cases and have been having a hard time finding somethign i know will work). to make a long story short my specs said i needed 700w on my psu, and i dont know what type of cooling i should be using or any websites to find a tower that will work and include cooling/psu. having a few concerns about finding a tower and if i should downgrade (from quad to dual processor) because of my high PSU needs(had a hard time with exact power needs because i am not sure if my motherboard is high end, and other little things like that). anyone who can provide information as to a tower with a good enough PSU/cooling/proper number of ports, etc, can tell me how much power i actually need or recommend a tower would be great. here are my computer specs:
*gigabyte ga-p35c-ds3r motherboard (p35 intel chipset)
*intel core 2 quad q6600 2.4ghz processor
*2 dimms of 1gb ddr2 6400 dual channel RAM
*geforce 8800 gts (320 or 640mb) video card, havent decided but calc didnt change much between the 2.
*i am using my old drives for the time being, floppy drive, dvd drive, and cd+rw drive, 5400 assuming IDE harddrive and am not using any USB or other divices such as external drives.
*not sure on the fans/cooli... Read more

A:cooling, PSU, tower needed for new computer

Look at Antec cases. Not cheap but top quality and usually come with a generous PSU and decent chassis fans all in.

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So pretty much,
was just wondering how often do you/should you replace the water in the water cooler, and how do you do it?
All hypothetical of course (because I might build a new PC and I'm wondering whether water cooling is worth it).

A:Computer Water Cooling - Cleaning

You might find this article from MaximumPC magazine helpful:

Maximum PC | How To: Maintain Your Water-Cooling Setup

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So I now have the money to buy myself liquid cooling for my computer. However, I have a few questions about installing it. My first question is, Do I have to remove the old thermal paste? The second one is, Does anyone have any recommended cooling kits? I'm thinking about using this cooling kit.

PC Specs:

A:A few questions on Installing liquid cooling to my computer.

The answer to your first question is yes, always remove the old paste and apply new. That is a decent cooler, the 920 is probably better, the Corsair H80 and H100 should get some consideration too.

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