Overheating?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Anathema, 16 Jun 2008.

  1. Overheating?

    As you may or may not know, i have the following pc.
    Antec P182
    OCZ GamexStream 700W
    Asus P5E
    Intel C2D E8400 with Scythe Mugen cooler
    4GB DDR2 Corsair PC6400 ram
    Asus HD3870X2 1GB
    Creative X-Fi Music
    2x 500GB WD 16 7200RPM

    Now, i have a small question about it. The case comes with two standard antec Tricool 120mm fans. One at back of top which sucks in air, and a standard upper-back area one which blows out the air. You can set the fans to high-med-low. Now the thing is, i always have them set on high because im afraid of overheating the air inside the case. (ruined a brand new 300euro video card like that once before) Id say no problem but...it sounds likes theres a jet plane in our living room and that is Really getting annoying. Does anyone know if i could be able to set them at low without causing the air inside the case to warm up too much?
    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. Re: Overheating?

    Well the air circulating in my case is about 40-50C when my PSU fan is on normal, but it drops to under 30C with it in high (the case fans don't have any controls). I'd say normal is probably safe (not so sure about low), but don't blame me if your GPU dies again :P

    Just get the latest Everest beta and monitor the temps of everything in the Vista sidebar (assuming you have vista that is :P)
     
  3. Re: Overheating?

    take care that the distance between tower back and wall is big enough
    maybe look out for some fans which arent making much noise...
    you can use Speedfan for temperature watching... its nice and simple...and free ;)

    dont try this:
     

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  4. Re: Overheating?

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    PC on FIRE!!

    Is that you picture, or a random picture you found?
     
  5. Geit Coding wizard!

    Re: Overheating?

    Caption to fire: "He thought over-clocking just meant setting his computer on fire"

    ^Sounded better in my head :P
     
  6. Re: Overheating?

    its not my picture i just used google to find a nice picture
     
  7. Re: Overheating?

    Now i dont feel like doing that to my relatively new pc :lol:
    And thanks dark ill see what everest says after i play some crysis :)
     

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