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Advice for my Over Heating Prob

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ok, ill try to get short and down to the point. i run a amd 1.2ghz in a full tower case. i have 3 fans blowing air out, and 2 blowing air in. i have a delta 6800rpm fan with a GW heatsink and a copper shim on my cpu. my mobo has temp under the cpu, and it runs 123F w/ the case panels on and 118F w/ the panels off, and thats just downloading. temp getts higher running unral tournament and my pc crashes over 127F. i was thinking about getting a 85watt peltier kit from waterchill.com, and the GW cak-38 HS to replace the GW alum. HS i have. Do you think that would drop the temp? would i need a bigger Psu ( i wanna get a 430, but i might get the E530 psu)? i need advice please. i run round ide cables also. so i dont really know why its so hot. all the other devices run pretty cool. thanks in advance.
 
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You need to equal input with output, so add another intake fan. Did you use Arctic Silver II? If not, buy some and you will see a difference. Remember to only add a paper thin amount to the CPU or chipset core and not all over the base of the heatsink. Your temps should not be as high as you are reporting, so I would recommend you lap the base of your heatsink with sandpaper with decreasing grit. Or just get an SK6, Glaciator, or Swiftech MC-462A. You won't have to lap those heatsinks because they are of such high quality.

Good luck : )
 
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well what about trying the globalwin CAK-38 copper Hsink, and arctic sliver2? cuz my mobo doesnt have room for many Hsinks, cuz there are like diaods and whatknot around the cpu socket. im thinking about adding a top case fan, like 120mm to blow air out.. and a side fan to blow air onto the pci/agp slot/cards. im kinda amazed why this thing gets so hot, but crashes so easy at 127+F.