An airduct dropped CPU temps 10C.–Jocke Sedell
After purchasing a new ATX case and a new 60mm YS.TECH for the no-name
CPU heat sink the Tbird 900@1000 still reaches 52 deg. Celsius during full workload.
Adding another two 60×7 fans in the front of the case and one no-name 80×20 in the back
of the case did not reduce the CPU temperature.
Air temperature in the case is too high for effective CPU cooling.
After Internet research, concluded an air-duct should solve the problem. By placing an airduct from outside the case to a position over the CPU-fan, the CPU-fan will then blow cooler room-temperature air onto the heatsink and thus cool the CPU more.
together and to fasten it to the inside of the case.
Temperature before Modification:
Temperature after Modification:
This modification dropped the CPU temperature by 10 deg. Celsius under full load at no additional cost or other negatives besides the CPU-fan being is bit louder.