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Despotes

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MY idle temp is 46C (Asus Probe) with the side of the case removed. Room temp. about 83-85F. MB temp reading 35C/95F. (Online Quake3 brings CPU temp up to around 54-55C). When I put the side cover back on, the idle temp goes to about 51C. I only have one fan in front and the PSU(Enermax 350W) about a couple of inches in front of the CPU HSF(no choice). A little cramped...ok, A LOT cramped.
Does this look usual with this set up? I have an Asus A7m266/1.2 Ghz/[email protected]. WinWBK38/Arctic Silver within a very cozy Quantex "midsize" enclosure.
Also, I've been getting a lot of errors, mainly nvdisp. errors and GDI errors. I get these with the CPU temps around 46C or so. I ran Norton Utilities memory test and it passed no prob. Should I try a different voltage setting somewhere or is this purely a software issue?
Give me a little advICE Thanks
 
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Despotes

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One more thing, dumb question. When I installed the heatsink onto the CPU, was I suppose to remove the 4 little round pads on each corner of the CPU before applying the HSF? By the way, I didn't. THank ya again
:)
 

sfa ok

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The Asus probe is known to read higher temps than actual. Your case does sound kind of cramped, but I'm not an expert on these things. I've also heard that fans causing "over pressure" (more cfm's in) inside a case is better than "under pressure".

The pads on the CPU shouldn't be removed, they prevent the CPU core from cracking (by preventing it from tilting). Don't remove them!
 

CrystalMethod

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How many fans do you have, and where are they? Bad air flow in cramped cases is often the cause of higher than normal temps. you can add as many fans as you like, but if they're not all working together, you can end up with some spots of "dead" air. I'm having a problem right now with my old case and my new cpu, temps didn't drop like they should have. I'm waiting for a little more feedback before I go shifting stuff around.
 
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Despotes

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CrystalMethod (Jun 20, 2001 11:26 p.m.):
How many fans do you have, and where are they? Bad air flow in cramped cases is often the cause of higher than normal temps. you can add as many fans as you like, but if they're not all working together, you can end up with some spots of "dead" air. I'm having a problem right now with my old case and my new cpu, temps didn't drop like they should have. I'm waiting for a little more feedback before I go shifting stuff around.
There's only room for one fan, that's in front sucking air. THe power supply is the only source of exhaust.
 

The Doors

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Hi Despotes,
with a Dremel you can make two blow hole for fans, better 92 or 120mm. One on the left panel that blow on the Mobo & Pci cards, and the other on top of the cover case that sucks hot air.
 
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Hey despotes,

You can put the power supply outside the case (on top of it). That will help alot and improve air flow greatly. I have a small tower and its pretty crammed in there, removing the power supply from inside will defiently help.

Hope this helps you.
 
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Despotes

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I think I'm going with a new case. I need to know if the Tornado 1000 is a good case for the money or perhaps the Cyclone 5000 Ultra. Any other suggestions are welcomed :)
 

Tong

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If you need a new case, Yeong Yang mini server case is a good one & that's what I have.

It has pre-cut 120mm intake & 120mm exhaust. No hacking is needed.
 

samuknow

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Tong (Jun 23, 2001 01:30 a.m.):
If you need a new case, Yeong Yang mini server case is a good one & that's what I have.

It has pre-cut 120mm intake & 120mm exhaust. No hacking is needed.


Where can I find this case? I am looking for a new project.
 

Tong

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I got my YY mini server case from www.servercase.com. Here's some picture of it.



$59 for the case without power supply. I got the package deal for $95 including preinstalled Sparkel 300W power supply and two 120mm fans. Those 120mm probably rated 100CFM each.

The only things that I would like in this case is a motherboard tray and fron access ports. Maybe in black color too (I'm paint it dark blue next week). Overall I'm very happy with its design and building quality.

Oh, btw, for the watercooling gang, those pre-made 120mm fan holes makes perfect places to put your radiators.

Tong