Originally Posted by SolApathy
Just out of curiosity, what are you using to measure temps on the CPU?
-What are you using to exaust/intake air?
(1) 120MM ex fan
(1) 90MM ex fan that fits in the PCI slot below my 8800 Ultra
(1) 90mm PSU ex
(1) 8800 ultra ex
(1) 120MM intake behind HDD's
(1) 90MM intake
(1) Zalman 120MM CPU
I am considering adding 1 more intake 120MM (somewhere )
35C really is not that bad considering that is only 95 degrees. I am idle @33.2c/32.1 right now. on my cores. & I am running a closed case w 4 HDD's, an 8800 Ultra running 713/2.3GHz clock & 3.45 GHz/1.31vcore.
Ambient temps are 75.4F in my office & I just spent 4 hours on city of Heroes running Rikti raids (very demanding)
On a cool morning (70F in my office) just starting up I run around 28c unless I start running games or 3D rendering apps.
Coretemp, RMClock and PCWizard 2007 all show the same temperature.
(1) 120mm front intake ( inline with HSF )
(3) 80mm [2 @17cfm, 1 Tricool 3 spd.] side intake
(1) 120mm rear exhaust ( inline with HSF )
(1) 80mm [22cfm] slot exhaust
(1) 80mm [36cfm] slot exhaust above GTS (BTX Case, inverted MB)
(1) 40mm [5cfm] on stock NB HS
(1) Zalman 9500- 92mm running at max with Fanmate speed controller
(1) 80mm Tri-Cool Spot Fan directing air toward GTS intake and SB HS
8800 GTS exhaust
PSU is bottom mounted and draws fresh air thru grill on case bottom, so is not involed with case airflow.
Room temp. is kept at 21c.
I agree that 35c is not bad for stock clocks, but again disappointing when other machines with the same cpu are 5-7c lower, and I paid for what should be better than stock cooling.
My XPS 410 with E6600 idles at 30/31c.
With my overclocked cpu (2.9 @ 1.31v right now) and GTS (622/899) the machine idles at 40c ( gpu at 50c
I would just feel better seeing 33-35c at idle on the cpu.