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    Temperature conscious overclockers, room temp?

    So a lot of overclockers are very conscious of CPU and case temp to get the highest overclockability and I guess just the psychological satisfaction of having a lower readout.

    I was gone for a bit and when I came back, the room this computer is in was up to 86F (30C)

    I started up my computer and my Athlon 1.4 GHz quickly went to 53C and case temp was up to 35C in a matter of minutes.

    Air conditioner was just turned on and the room is down to 82(28C) and my CPU dropped to 49C, case to 31C

    Already did the best you could to lower the temp of your power guzzling computer?

    Air conditioner is your friend
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    Yup. For every 1'C you drop your room temp you computer will run 1'C cooler. The same goes for case temps (normally)... for every 1'C you can lower your case temps you CPU (and everything else in the case) will run 1'C cooler. That is why I look to case temps before worrying about replacing a CPU heatsink. I constantly hear people saying their CPU is running a 60'C, so they want to know what heatsink/fan they should buy, but their case temps are 40'C. If they had a 30'C case temps then their CPU would run at only 50'C which is fine. Case fans are much cheaper. Sometimes it can be just cutting out a restrictive fan grill, cleaning out dust, and re-routing cable out of the airflow path. Those upgrades are free and usually only take a few minutes to do.
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    My CPU temperature is 62C at idle. I have been enjoying the total silence. How about that? The system temperature is up to 37C. I have 3 case fans in place but all are tuned to a very low speed. Same is the CPU fan. All four are 80mm fans. My room temperature? ... 75F.

    I actually have 3 computers, all are like that and the temperature.

    I can't understand the logics behind making the CPU cool while suffering from an air dryer like noise level.

    Treat yourself well and let the CPU suffer. That has been the idea all along since computers were born, isn't it?

    That has been my way of "overclocking" a CPU.

    My lesson: do not expose a computer to direct sun shine. I lost a couple of CD-ROM's before realizing it. Even that, the CPU never complained.

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    All my fans are about 28db and the PS fans are thermally controlled and are closer to 20db.. That is pretty quiet overall. My CPU temps run about 42'C idle and about 48'C load and it is about 80'F right now. Of course I have 4 80mm case fans and an 80mm CPU fan on my modified SK-7 heatsink. I do not get a "hairdrier effect" from my case, just a soft sound of air moving.
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