Trouble keeping cool

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by bleak, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. bleak

    bleak Guest

    I just finished building my new machine, which performs very well, but I'm worried about the temps it's running at.


    Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe mobo
    AMD Athlon 64 4000+
    Scythe Heatlane HSF
    1GB Corsair Dual Channel VS RAM
    NVidia 6800 Ultra PCI-E (Asus)
    3x Western Digital 250GB SATA HD
    Thermaltake V1000A case
    600W MGE PSU

    There is a lot of hardware in this thing which, after hooking up all the wiring, makes it hard to get good airflow (I'll post some pics after I get off work). In fact, there's so much hardware that I had to pick up several "Y" adapters to get everything plugged into the PSU. Needless to say, there's wires everywhere.

    As you can see, the case has 7 fans by default and the HSF is fairly beefy (I also applied a good amount of Arctic Silver 5 to the CPU). However, average mobo temp is ~44C - 46C and CPU temp is ~45C - 47C (according to the Asus probing software and mobo monitoring). I've seen the CPU temp get as high as 53C.

    So, any ideas on how to get it running cooler? I've been looking at different HSFs, including:

    Thermaltake Tower 112 and the Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu

    Does anybody have any other recommendations?
  2. Mikey D

    Mikey D New Member

    Oct 13, 2002
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    Royal Oak, MI
    53C is nothing to be concerned about.

    And that Zalman cooler (I have the 7700 version) isn't necessarily going to give you the best temps, it'll be very quiet however.

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