Thread: How Hi a temp is too high....?
July 31st, 2003, 02:01 PM #21
If you're looking for a more permanent solution I believe its normally recommended to use a pad than grease (someone correct me if im wrong). I believe the numbers I've heard are 6+ months, use a thermal pad rather than grease.
July 31st, 2003, 06:39 PM #22
How does having an open case bring problems? I would think having an open case, hot air would escape faster. But then again I have a lot to learn about computers still...You Can Never Learn Too Much!
July 31st, 2003, 06:44 PM #23
Hey, Butch. Which would u recommend. Pad or grease?"It's not mankind I don't like, it's the people."
July 31st, 2003, 08:42 PM #24Originally posted by jagnorm
How does having an open case bring problems? I would think having an open case, hot air would escape faster. But then again I have a lot to learn about computers still...R.I.P. TKOP
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July 31st, 2003, 09:12 PM #25
Thanks, that makes a lot of sense.You Can Never Learn Too Much!
July 31st, 2003, 10:00 PM #26
if you are gonna get one, i would suggest arctic silver 3. i may not last as long, but in my experience, it is the best. however, if you arent going all out with arctic silver 3, i would go for the pad, just my 2 and a half cents...I don't like signatures.
August 1st, 2003, 09:32 PM #27
I did a little testing today. So far I found that more silver thermal compound is not necessarily better. My cpu is running cooler with both sides of case open. Over all not a lot of change. I was looking at the volcano coolers. The volcano 9 would only leave about a 1/4 of an inch from my video card to the top of the fan on the heat sink. Is that enough space for the fan to be effective? Is Sisoft Sandra a reliable program for info. Like the temps etc.You Can Never Learn Too Much!
August 1st, 2003, 11:20 PM #28
i wouldthink so, but i would possibly invest in a fan to blow accross the vid card as to not let that overheatI don't like signatures.
August 2nd, 2003, 12:14 AM #29
The video card is a pny GeForce4 Ti 4200, has it's own fan on card.You Can Never Learn Too Much!
August 2nd, 2003, 12:17 AM #30
are you sure its spinning?
you may want to take off heatink ...lap it....and apply some AS3
August 2nd, 2003, 01:29 AM #31
Fan on processor & graphics card both spin.You Can Never Learn Too Much!
August 5th, 2003, 12:46 AM #32
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put your comp right near the vents for your a/c, close the case up, and I would personally recommend a copper hs and fan, try Thermaltake for the cpu. check to see that if your psu is sucking in air from outside, that somewhere, there's a fan blowing that HOT air outside. bring in cold air from the front bottom, and blow it out the top back. keep the airflow consistent and in one direction. use rounded cables to increase airflow, and I would suggest a case fan which has a manual adjustor on it; when you're gaming, turn up the fan speed, when you're trying to sleep, turn down the fan 1/2 way.
check out newegg.com (my fav site) for some great deals on hs/f, cables, etc...I've done $4000+ business with them since Nov 2001 (built four computers) and they're a great business.
I hope this helped!
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August 7th, 2003, 07:56 PM #33
Thanks It may be a few weeks from now till I get the new prossecor. I will be sure to get a quality heat sink and fan, I also considering a better case.You Can Never Learn Too Much!
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