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case cooling after OC

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by young lad, 17 May 2006.

  1. young lad

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 620

    Location: mansfield

    Hey have manged to get my 3700+ to 2.8ghz, and it gets to 45 load which is hot imo maybe not to you but, I have a alaska amber sat around doing nothing, and if i was to cut a hole in the side of my case and put it over where my cooler sucks air in would that cool it a bit more? or would it be best to put it above my HD as that hits 53c :O

    Cheers guys
     
  2. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: South East London

    Best to put it blowing air over HD if it reports 53 degrees, does it have any airflow atm?
     
  3. young lad

    Hitman

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 620

    Location: mansfield

    Yes a 3 speed fan that came with my pc seems to make no diffrence but i can offord to replace a HD if necesery but not a cpu for a while anyway.
     
  4. str

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,842

    The HD at 53c suggests you have an airflow problem in your case. The air around the HD isn't being cooled at all and is becoming stale resulting in the high temperature. I suggest you fix that problem as a priority because around 55c is the absolute max temperature you would want a HD to reach.