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Posted: 4/8/2001 11:14:21 AM EST
...now that the weather is warm?

I'm about to pull my hair out on this one.  I built this computer with this in mind.  It's got SIX friggin fans in it.  One on the power supply, another in back, one on the processor, a venting card with two fans, and one in the front.  This thing uses more energy to pump air than computing yet still it overheats.  Right now I have the case off and a house fan blowing right into it, and that seems to fix the problem.  Anyone got any ideas how I can put the case back on?
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 11:25:45 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 12:03:29 PM EST
What are some of the temps. you are seeing?
Is it a Pentium or AMD?  What kind of thermal paste are you using between the CPU and the heatsink? Is the whole mobo hot or just the chip? Sometimes too much thermal paste will insulate the chip (on too thick). I run my PIII 700 @ 933 MHZ and it's been cool since last summer, may have to aircondition my "cave" here yet!
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 12:08:17 PM EST
Mine is gettin pretty hot right now - its a lap top but i got it on my lap so its not getting any ventilation - hmmmmm - seems like they might have thot about that...
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 12:11:20 PM EST
mine only get hot when ever STEYR posts new porn pictures[:D]
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 12:16:02 PM EST
I think my problem is definitely because I havent turned the AC on yet.  I'm a cheap bastard and like to delay that as long as possible.  It's roughly 78 in here.  One wouldnt think that would be a problem with all the fans I got in there though.  I don't have a thermo in the puter at all.  Not sure about the paste either as it was a Pentium II with the heatsink and fan already attached.

Maybe I'll buy one of those small refridgerators and set it up to house my computer.  Hmm... [:\]
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 12:19:21 PM EST
Fans fans fans.  Are they all pulling air in one direction?  If so, then that isn't good.  You should have an equal flow in and out.  A few bringing air in and a few taking air out.

Lets see what you have.
PS fan - Exhausting air
Venting card w/2 fans - Exhaustin air
Processor fan, just cooling your processor
One in back.. doing what? in or out?
One in front.. doing what? in our out.  I suggest in.

Seems like you don't have enough air going in.  

My .223 cents
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 1:11:24 PM EST
You have six fans on your computer and it still runs hot? Hmmmmmm. Maybe building computers is not your niche in life.
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 3:14:33 PM EST
Make sure that you have some heat sink grease between your processor and the heat sink. You can buy it at Radio Shack for under $2.00. Don't apply too much and this stuff will drop you CPU temp 10-15 degrees. Good luck.
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 5:46:36 PM EST
You ain't seen heat in PC's yet.  The major mfr's new power spec is for 100 watts of 1.8 volt power for the processor alone.  Fer krissakes they're gonna roast hotdogs before long.

Arock out.
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 6:04:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/8/2001 7:13:19 PM EST
Get a air conditioner and set it to the artic setting unless you live in California then you'll need a generator too.
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 1:49:34 AM EST
I'm no expert but it sounds like all your fans are exhausting out instead of bringing air in as well.  I only have 2 case fans 1 brings air into the front.  The other exhausts it out the back.  No matter how warm the room gets, the air coming out the back is usually cool.  Then again read my first three words. IMHO
Link Posted: 4/9/2001 2:28:44 PM EST
Beer Slayer,
You brought up a good point about slot 1 vs. socket 7. If your processor is a socket 7 then use the heat sink grease. AMD recomends a thermal compound aka. heat sink grease for its socket 7 processors. I don't know much about the slot 1s so I cant't offer any advise.
Link Posted: 4/14/2001 8:29:52 PM EST
The PII is a Slot 1 and as for air flow I have the one in the front pulling air in and the ones in the back pumping it out.

Oh, I havent responded in so long because I was out of town over the week and while I was gone a tornado decided to do a little remodeling of my apartment building. [:(]
Link Posted: 4/15/2001 5:35:19 AM EST
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