February 24th, 2005, 08:41 PM
Hey guys, I have a funny little question for all you "MacGyvers" out there
My Prescott 3.2ghz runs at 38-40C idle, and up to 58C during games. Now I know this isn't terrible for a prescott, but I was wondering if any had ever tried mounting an extra fan on top of the fan attatched to the heatsink? Just something I was thinking about while working on a computer today at work. Any thoughts?
February 24th, 2005, 09:31 PM
no, won't do anything. If you wanted a cooler CPU you'll have to get a better HS.
February 24th, 2005, 11:54 PM
That actually will restrict the airflow going in and out even more. That is a terribly bad idea.
I suggest you do the following:
A) Get a higher rated heatsink for your processor.
B) Get a very nice Thermal Compound, like ArcticSilver Thermal Compound.
C) Possibly mount a case fan to cool down the entire internal temperature.
The 38-40 idle is generally normal for a prescott, but 58 is a little bit high. Is this while playing something very processor heavy, like HL2 or WoW?
February 25th, 2005, 01:41 AM
Well, I've already used arctic silver compound, i have an air duct leading to an exhaust fan on the back installed. Believe me, when I built this thing I invested a lot of money in cooling. The processor never gets passed 45C unless I'm playing some heavy games such as flight sim 2004 with high graphics, rainbow six, battlefront, etc.... When I got to thinking about it, i wondered if the second fan wouldn't interrupt the normal flow of the air from the original fan. Thanks for the tip.