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Case ISA, PCI, AGP Slot Blowers -- How effective?

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RUF_CTR2

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My computer runs about 9-13 degrees above room temperature depending on the system load and the temperature of the room. I recently bought a 80 mm case fan to mount in the front bottom of my case, but I have not installed it yet. My AMD Athlon Socket A 700 overclocked to 910 Mhz runs at 43 Celcius under full load. My case temperature is usually at 34.5 degrees Celcius after running a distributed computing agent for over an hour. I notice that my CPU temperature stays reasonably cool for the first 30 minutes of running full-load, but then climbs as my case temperature inches towards 34.5 degrees Celcius. Any other ideas?

Also, I have been considering buying a slot blower which blows the air from inside the computer to the outside through a AGP, PCI, ISA, or anyother free slot. I would estimate that these fans are pretty effective. Especially when mounted next to a really hot graphics card. Has anyone had any experience with these blowers? They sell a lot of them on eBay.
 

Liquid_N2

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I personally have a 1ghz t-bird running @ 1200 with air cooling

I have a fop-32 with artic silver II and the fan turned the other way round.

I also have a Sunon 80mm 3pin Ball Bearing Fan fan sucking air into the case and another one blowing air out of the back of the case.

My case is a globalwin-802.

I also bought one of the slot coolers. They dropped my cpu temp down from 35 - 28c and my system temp down from 33 - 25c. They do work very well. I placed mine under my AGP card and that kept that cooler also.

Make sure you have plenty of room at the back of the system for the air to escape.

If you have the space i would recommend one between each card, fit as many as possible.

Might want to invest in a bigger case and also a more powerfull PSU.

Hope this helps.
 

compaq_ML530

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Slot coolers only move 10-11 cfm of air. They are only effective when placed next to a high end video card. Of course if you have no case fans, a slot cooler is better than nothing.
 
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William

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compaq_ML530 (May 14, 2001 06:30 p.m.):
Slot coolers only move 10-11 cfm of air. They are only effective when placed next to a high end video card. Of course if you have no case fans, a slot cooler is better than nothing.

i know of some that move around 20cfm of air. One for the video is always good, and yes they are much better than nothing at all. Nothing beats an 80 in and an 80 out though, expcept 9 120s in and 9 120s out, but thats for the freaks who want their cases to fly.
 
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RUF_CTR2

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The slot cooler fan I bought claims to move 42 CFM. I will have one fan at the front of the case moving in 43 CFM and the slot cooler at the back will move out 40 CFM via 2800 RPM 87 mm fan.