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Old 28th June, 2002, 10:08 AM
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I know this problem of overheating well. I have (Had, just sold it and bought a XP1800+) XP1900+. This chip was at about 50C.

So I asked around, read all the guides, and bought a 80mm hole saw and 3 ThermalTake fans, 4 bolts (1 2/3" long?) and 4 nuts to fit the bolts, and a 80mm fan grill. I also got 6 feet of 4" dryer duct tubing (I only used about 3 feet, just enough so that I could shut the door easily). Looking back on it, I should have also gotten about a foot of PVC beading, and 4 rubber/plastic washers.

I decided on cutting the hole directly above the HSF, so I marked off where the HSF was on the case door. Then I measured a 80mm circle, and however long it is for the screws from one to the other, diagonally. I drilled 4 small (Sorry, forgot the hole size) screw holes, that were to fit bolts for the ThermalTake fans. Then I drilled the 80mm hole. If I was doing it again, I would put the PVC beading around the hole now, and the rubber washers on the bolds between the fan and the case. What I did was to simply attach the fan grill to the case and the case to the fan by using simple bolts and nuts. Then I took my ducting, cut it to the length I thought I would need (Always use too much. You will need more then you think!) and attached it from the side fan to the HSF fan. Do not do this unless the fans are the same CFM, because it will screw with pressures and stuff.

If you have any questions or want to look at a guide for this or something like that, ask me. I have ton's of links for this sort of stuff because of the mod I did.
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