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Old 30th December, 2004, 04:18 PM
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some months ago i aquired a used 8KHA+ mainboard that came with a 1800+ athlon xp with a huge somewhat custom heatsink with what looks like a 80mm chassis fan on top.
my tower is rather cramped, with the psu just 1 cm from the cpu heatsink, covering 3/4:ths of the fan, and there is a lot of cables in the way.
with the sides of the chassis off, the mainboard exposed freely, it reaches 55-58 degrees running completely idle.
when i detach the PSU from the box, putting it on top of the cover instead, it runs at 50 C approx.
i dont know if i dare to close the case..
anyway, i cant get the cpu to run correctly anyway, so this is a minor problem. shameless plug: Heaps of problems /w 1800+&8KHA+, runs only 100x11.5

is that against forum rules? hope not.

what would be the normal idle temperature?

edit: i measured it, and it really was an 80mm fan, not 120.
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Old 30th December, 2004, 05:21 PM
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Here, I fixed the link for you:

Heaps of problems /w 1800+&8KHA+, runs only 100x11.5

If you could post a pic that would help us to understand what is going on. From what it sounds like in your post you have a HSF unit where the fan does not sit on top blowing down into the center of the heatsink, but instead the fan is mounted on the side closest to the PSU and blows across the heatsink from one side to the other? And you CPU HSF and PSU fan are competeing for air from the small gap inbetween the 2? Is that right?

If so, is there a way you could mount the fan on the other side of the HSF so it blows toward the PSU?
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Old 31st December, 2004, 02:09 AM
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did u use artic silver ? i think there is something about it takes 200hrs before it works optimal in the meantime ur temp can vawe +-5c

sry my english not verry good
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