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lorantel210

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    Temps
    « on: June 07, 2012, 03:08:39 AM »
    I have a ASUS rampage formula with a radeon 5700 series vid card.  my temps seem to be running high using pcprobe to watch them.  My NB sits at about 60C idle.  I have seen it get to 85C which really worries me.  I recieved this PC from a friend and live with a IT.  I have a watercooled system for my processor and only one fan.  I already plan to add another fan but atm limited on when can get.  So until i can my concern is What temps are too high for my NB,SB and MB since they are the three that jump to red lines.  Atm my Fan is running 90 percent at all times. twice today i had an auto reboot thinking might be heat ccaused. And i just had my pc reboot again and warning video driver failed to reset.  i have just recently updated it
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    Re: Temps
    « Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 07:00:49 AM »
    Have you considered a northbridge fan ? ?
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      « Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 02:27:16 PM »
      atm im looking at a usb fan card and probably a NB fan as well but i have to wait for a bit to get basically im just curious on what temps i should watch for until i can get them

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      Re: Temps
      « Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 04:46:35 PM »
      The temp ranges will be listed at the CPU/MBoard manuf's sites...
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      « Reply #4 on: June 07, 2012, 10:25:30 PM »
      You mentioned you only have one fan (I assume you mean in the case), which can make a big difference.

      At the very least there should be two. One in the front for intake, one in the back for outlet. This creates proper airflow through the case. If you only have one or the other, this airflow doesn't occur properly and even idle temperatures will seem high. Additional fans (if your case supports them) should be placed in the side (in over or near the processor to provide direct air) and top (outlet). These fans don't include the power supply's fan, which isn't reliable for cooling anything except the power supply.

      If there aren't any vents in the front, you can get a 5 1/4" bay (same as where your DVD/CD drive is) fan if you have a bay available.
      http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119122


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        « Reply #5 on: June 09, 2012, 02:12:07 AM »
        ok ty for this info.  regrewttfully i have only one exhaust fan from thecorsair cooling unit.  i will be picking up the one you linked and also looking to get  http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835119065 as a secondar exhaust fan.  my pc has no intake so lately i save it for night use only and hold at about 64 on my NB temp
          any tips on this second exhaust fan would help and should i place it below the NB heatsink and above the vid card?

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        « Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 10:50:54 AM »
        Balance your outlet with whatever the intake is. Don't get too little of one and too much of the other. The best airflow will occur when your intake and outlet CFM are balanced. Too much of one or the other and the air won't flow right.

        The 5 1/4" bay fan is adjustable and can do 50-100 CFM. Most of the time, you will probably just leave it on max. Assuming that, you will want your total outlet to match (give or take some) and total about 100 CFM. Depending on what your current outlet fan is capable of. If it's a generic or standard model, it's probably not doing more than about 50CFM. Some higher end ones will do up to 100+. So depending on what you have in there at the moment, you may only need the intake fan. I'll bet that by just adding the front one, you'll see a difference in temperatures.