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CPU and Motherboard temps

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  1. staticbyte

    staticbyte Thread Starter

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    Just after some feedback, ive got a e6320 and pn5-esli /w zalman cnp9600.

    the zalman is on full belt at about 2400 rom
    the side of my case is off (very old tank of a case, no additional fans.)
    my cpu is overlocked at 20% just using the motherboard bios utility, nothing hardcore.
    almost idle atm my mb temp is around 39/40 and my cpu 40.

    ive seen the antec nine hundred which looks very interesting, lots of fans (ofcourse i expect some noise). could anyone vouch for this case? i do also like the antec p180 very much but its not in stock anywhere round where i live and i was hoping to swap cases this weekend.

    im also gunna get some arctic silver paste, re apply it to my cpu as i may have piled too much on last time round. I just wana lower my temperatures, some people claim they get no higher than 29c at idle.
     
  2. Goldfish92

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    Yup, the 900 is notorious for its not so silent operation but it is an amazing case :) I have an Antec P182 ADVANCED, a slightly improved P180 and it is an amazing case, quiet and cool and a breeze to install. If you like th elook of the 900 though you can't go far wrong and it will give you years of service :)

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.

    Also, properly applied thermal paste makes a huge difference in temps. Only a pea sized blob should be apliead and pread out eveny across the CPU. MAke sure you clean the CPU and heatsink properly before hand though using rubbing alcohol and a lint free cloth or cotton bud.
     
  3. staticbyte

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    woohoo, this case is awsome. 45 at idle to 28-30 at idle overclocked at 2.6ghz. 36 on load. motherboard temperature doesnt go past 31.

    isnt the quietest of cases, but it looks awsome, very sturdy peice of kit. 9/10 :)
     
  4. Goldfish92

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    Which case have you gone for? :)
     
  5. staticbyte

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    i went for the nine hundred. I would agree that if your looking for a sensible case the antec p180 series wud be better, but what the hell, its a gaming rig so why not be a bit more fun and spontanious lol.
     
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    oh and cheers for the heads up with the thermal paste, i cleaned and added some silver based compound, only a slight amount so i think that helped alot. ;)
     
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