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Smiley

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I have a Thunderbird 850. It has and idle temp of 52C and when I work on the computer it goes to 55C. I read on the other posts that they get 1.4 gig with that tmp. I have a case fan in the front of the case and the vantec air circulater. I modified it so the two fans are both exaust fans. My power supply is not amd recommended. its only 250 Watts. I have ordered Artic silver II. I think that will help a little but not much.
I have a mini super orb and thermal paste. still too hot. is the power supply making too hot?


MB-Giga-byte 7ZXR (rev 2.2)
 

Cowtown

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Actually I would say it's probably your Mini Super Orb that is causing the greater temps in this case. Unless your Power Supply is venting onto the CPU, I can't see it being the problem, unless the fan on the Power Supply isn't working properly.

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Amedeo602

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Welcome to the forums!


if you're getting that hot, you should look into a different hsf (like the gladiator or the glaciator). They don't cost a whole lot, but should lower your temps significantly

For a temporary fix, you can take the side off the case and position a small desktop fan to blow air into your case--that should keep it down until you get a different heatsink/fan
 
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I'm thinkin about getting a Global win fob38. Is that better than the mini super orb. I think its amd recommended and i think it should be better. Is the global win more noisier than the orb? Do you know where i can get a global win cheap???

Thanks
 

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Smiley (Jul 07, 2001 10:04 p.m.):
I'm thinkin about getting a Global win fob38. Is that better than the mini super orb. I think its amd recommended and i think it should be better. Is the global win more noisier than the orb? Do you know where i can get a global win cheap???

Thanks

I don't know if it's better or not, I've never used either. If it's AMD recommended it should be sufficient.

As for noise, that depends on which fan you put on it. Some fans are quieter than others. Use the one that came with it, and if it doesn't work well enough get a different one.

For good prices, check out either www.crazypc.com www.coolerguys.com or www.pricewatch.com

happy hunting!
 

Amedeo602

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Here's one I found on pricewatch from directron:

Global Win FOP38 Cooler Dual Ball Bearing 7/370/FC-PGA & AMD socket A (only recommended 1GB by AMD)

GlobalWin FOP-38, 38CFM, 6800RPM, 46.5dBA heatsink and cooler. Inc. fan guard

Price is $19 + $4-$12 shipping

Here's a link to check out directron on resellerratings.com

Here's a link to Directron's SocketA CPU cooler page.

The directron page says it's $23, so you may need to mention pricewatch to get it for $19. Hope this helps ya!

PS: it took me about 5 minutes to find this and get these links, so if you put a bit more time in you can probably find it @ a better price elsewhere
 

Da Whip

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Smiley, did I read you correctly? You have the front case fan and the vantec exhausting air out of the case? What you are doing is causing a vacum, there is no fresh air being introduced to the case. Try having the front fan blow air in nad the vantec exhaust. Buck says your temps will drop.
 
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I have the front case fan getting in and the vantec fans are the exaust. The mainboard temp is 40C and the cpu is around 52C.
 

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Forget about the Thermaltake HS when it comes to serious cooling.
Look out for a gladiator or perhaps one of the good old Alphas with a delta fan on it, if you can stand the noise
 

Sharp

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if I read all this correctly I'm not so sure the guy wants to overclock and everyone is suggesting top of the line coolers... if you don't plan on overclocking you don't really need to spend that much. I'm not saying get the cheapest thing on the market or anything. Just do some research and find out what'll give you your desired temps [look for C/W ratings to figure that out.] Also it sounds like you have highly negative pressure in your case, in air CFM should equal out air CFM. If it is out of balance and can't be compensated for by holes or other air leaks in the case then all you'll be doing is pressurizing [positive pressure relative to the air outside the case] or creating a vaccum [negative pressure relative to the air outside the case.] Either extreme should be advised against as you are wasting the efficiency of the fans [just making noise.]
 
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I'm not making a vaccum because i have a case fan in the front of the case so the psu fan can take it out. I also have the vantec air circulater. everything evens out. I changed the power supply and the temp dropped 3 degrees. The old one was exausting air drom the sides away from the hsf. The new one i got is exausting air from the hsf. When the artic silver arrives i think the temp should be down somemore.

Its summer so i think the temps should be up. And in the winter time it should be down!!!
 

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Did I read you right 40C!! Case temp. That is your problem. If you dont want to oc the mini orb is fine but your main problem is your case temp 40C is way to hot. That is hotter than mine in the summer and my psu is right next to the probe due to a case mod I did wich adds about 5C to the temp. Where do you live? You need better case cooling mate
 
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I live in goldsboro, North Carolina. Is there something wrong with 850 thunderbirds?? I changed the cpu twice and its the same temp! I'm gonna get a 1.2 Gig and see if the temps are the same. What is the regular temp for a 1.2? Are the slot fans good because they say that it decreases the temp by 20C.