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Scorpion

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Feb 2, 2001
I just built a water cooling setup for my celeron. It keeps the cpu a few degrees C over ambient, at full load. So I'm very happy with it. But the motherboard temp goes up to 42c. Is this normal or is something wrong. I only have one 80mm fan for case cooling. I was thinking that the cpu fan was keeping the motherboard cooler before. So should I install a fan blowing on the socket area. I have a 120mm fan mounted in the front of my case, and when I turn that on the temp comes right down. But I was planning on getting rid of it. Too noisy, almost louder than a delta. Thanks for some help.
 

dimmreaper

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Scorpion (Mar 26, 2001 02:33 a.m.):
I just built a water cooling setup for my celeron. It keeps the cpu a few degrees C over ambient, at full load. So I'm very happy with it. But the motherboard temp goes up to 42c. Is this normal or is something wrong. I only have one 80mm fan for case cooling. I was thinking that the cpu fan was keeping the motherboard cooler before. So should I install a fan blowing on the socket area. I have a 120mm fan mounted in the front of my case, and when I turn that on the temp comes right down. But I was planning on getting rid of it. Too noisy, almost louder than a delta. Thanks for some help.
Normally the CPU HSF provides some motherboard cooling because air blows on the MoBo.

Try mounting a 10mm thick 60mm fan on the MoBo tray to blow air on the back side of the MoBo.