i recently built myself a new system running an AMD64 3400+ socket 754. when purchasing this i didnt think it came with a stock Heatsink and fan, but it did. So with this i also bought a Nexus AXP-6400, look at the link below. (http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/specpage.html?NEX-AXP64)
i have an 80mm fan at the top-back of the case beneath the PSU blowing air out of the case and i am going to get another 2 80mm's in the front that will blow air from the front into the rest of the case, this will only circulate air tho i think because they wont really have access to the cooler air outside the case. but anyway, with the nexus heatsink+fan on the cpu was running at 45/50 degrees celcius (with side panel on) idle and then went up to 60/65 with gaming which really doesnt look good to me! yesterday i decided to test the stock heatsink and fan to see if it was better but it isnt and it doest cool the cpu as well. i probably messed everything up though because i used water to clean the thermal compund off...lol. i was wondering if anyone had knows good temperature boundaries for my CPU or any good heatsinks and fans i could buy. i dont care how loud it is, all i care about is how cool it keeps the CPU =)
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Check out the Zalman quiet cpu cooler - fan sits inside the radiator fins - it is about a pound of copper/aluminm. Also, I don't think it is a good idea to have more air blowing into the machine than out - if you do put 2 fan sucking up …
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