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Old 01-17-11, 04:10 PM   #25
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Really! ..... That hot?
To reflow the thermal paste on my cpu I had to run it with the water pump off and let it chill at 100c for ~10minutes. Still works fine.
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Old 01-17-11, 05:14 PM   #26
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so you added a second fan for push pull, and idle temps did not really change, but stress temps changed?
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Old 01-17-11, 05:28 PM   #27
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Yip, Turned the rear/exhaust far around so it now sucks into the p.c instead of out too & turned the heat-sink so its horizontal and blowing/sucking towards the top 200mm fan.

Im now running at 4.0GHz ... after close to two hours of prime95 Small FFTs hit a high of 76c ... But pretty much flickered between 74c - 75c.

May try for 4.2GHz.

Just awaiting the three dust filters i bought ... one for the back & two for the front then instead of stripping down the system every few months hopefully i can just pop the dust filters out every couple of weeks and clean them, Much easier and quicker than a full system strip down.
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Old 01-17-11, 05:33 PM   #28
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Oh and my CPU Subscore in windows went from 6.8 to 7.7
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Old 01-17-11, 05:48 PM   #29
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Why do you keep running prime95? It doesn't stress the cpu.
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Old 01-17-11, 06:11 PM   #30
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Why do you keep running prime95? It doesn't stress the cpu.
Ok so where do i get the latest version of LINX? Also whats the best test to run for a stability test?
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Just google it, there is a xs thread. Linx max memory is the best stability test.
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Max memory it allows me to do is 4487, Problem size automatically changed to 24199 ... Am i best leaving the "Run" at 20?
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Ran a test of linx(0.64) with the "All" memory button ticked.

Completed the test and came back with no errors at 4.0GHz .... The highest my CPU reaced was 77c ... leveled back down and sat at around 75c - 76c though.

On another note.

Well i don't know if anybody owns a Antec 900.

If they do they would agree the case cooling is about as good as it gets. Unfortunately none of the fans come with dust filters, This makes the case more like a Dyson vacuum cleaner and over time can gather a awful lot of dust.

I decided myself to figure a way around this.

I bought x3 Aluminum dust filters, Now these aint the cheap cloth stuff that some cases come with of like you can buy. These are good quality metal ones, They will lats a long long time & obviously wont tear & wear like material cones can over time.



After looking up how people fitted them i noticed a lot of people where putting them inside the case behind the fan. Yeah so the case was staying pretty clean but the actually fan was clogging up with dust! ... I wanted to keep both the fan and inside the case as dust free as possible.

Here's how i decided to fit mine.



With all black front panels on.



Andy fully fitted.



As you can see they stand out quite a bit, Well you can actually hardly see them to be honest, They just stand out a lot in the above picture because of the Aluminum reflecting from the camera flash.

As i now have the rear fan sucking inwards i also fitted on on the back, Inside the case.

Here's what that looks like.



Pretty good job i think , I'm happy with is and hopefully should keep my system a lot more dust free.
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Old 01-18-11, 02:45 PM   #35
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Nice job. Do they noticeable restrict airflow, or no?
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Old 01-18-11, 02:47 PM   #36
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Nice job. Do they noticeable restrict airflow, or no?
They do slightly, but it's worth it not having to clean your pc every week.
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