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Windows 7: Case Overheating

12 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 
Case Overheating

I have a few issues with my case over heating. I have an NZXT Hush with one fan on the front and one on the back. both probablly around 180mm
Theres also the V1 AX cooling the CPU and the 4870 has its own fan which pulls air in and blows it out the PCI slot..

but yet i still manage to over heat. Is there any ideas that someone has? The only way to run it is to keep the side open.


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12 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 2000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sparatan117 View Post
I have a few issues with my case over heating. I have an NZXT Hush with one fan on the front and one on the back. both probablly around 180mm
Theres also the V1 AX cooling the CPU and the 4870 has its own fan which pulls air in and blows it out the PCI slot..

but yet i still manage to over heat. Is there any ideas that someone has? The only way to run it is to keep the side open.
I'm not really a hardware/software expert. Looking at your post just reminded me of a similar situation on my friend's PC. After so much futile efforts, in desperation he modded his case. He cut a hole at the TOP of the case and put a fan to exhaust air through it. Guess what? It solved his problem. After that I put it at the back of my mind that if my unit will overheat I'll do the same. But of course do it at your own risk, especially if you have the Core i7 which for me is a very different, unexplored territory in terms of features.
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12 Mar 2009   #3

 
 

If this is the case:
NZXT Hush Silent Computer Chassis (no PSU)
Then they are 2 120mm fans. Are the thigh temps at load or idle?

Short of upgrading to more powerful fans (more CFM, more noise ) and cutting more holes in it, as Pogi mentioned, you may be somewhat limited with options. You could try cutting a hole in the bottom for exhausting to maintain aesthetics, but an exhaust hole in the top would work better.

You could always get loud/powerful fans and put them on a fan controller.

That case looks nice, but it also traps heat as you've discovered.
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12 Mar 2009   #4
Jac

Windows Seven 7068 x64
 
 

This may sound obvious but have you thoroughly cleaned all the dust from your components.
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12 Mar 2009   #5

7068 64 bit + XP Pro
 
 

You could try putting ice cubes on your highly overclocked processor.
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12 Mar 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What cpu cool do you have? The reason why its hot is because you've done this: 2.67GHz OC'd to 3.8GHz. Try at normal speeds for a few days to see if that makes a difference.

You could also look at replacing the Thermaltake V1 AX as maybe its not so effective. I can recommend the Tuniq Tower 120.
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12 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

If your rig supports it, setting minimum and maximum processor states in Advanced Power Options may give you some relief.

There's probably no reason to run that processor at full OC'd speed ALL the time.


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12 Mar 2009   #8

Xp/Homeserver/Win7
 
 

I was going to ask why such a big OC
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12 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 x64 build
 
 

Well the i7 usually goes up to 4.0 GHz so I left it at a step down so that I wouldn't be constantly maxing it out. But i gotta say being able to unwrap a 1.8 GB Zip in 30 seconds is pretty nice.

The graphics card is the cuprit, accoring to speedfans but I havent even thought of overclocking that beast. Should i just make Riva tuner run the graphics card at a constatly higher speed?
and btw I saw that post on putting one on the top. Thats a great idea which I cant say i would have ever thought of. Now the only interesting question is how do you cut a hole in the top without making it trashy haha

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This may sound obvious but have you thoroughly cleaned all the dust from your components.
yes, but its brand new shouldn't be that dusty

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You could try putting ice cubes on your highly overclocked processor.
hahahahah That was great it def made me laugh

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I was going to ask why such a big OC
my friends dad is a programmer so hes always bragging about how his computer can out do mine and all this other crap. so i finally built a computer to shut him up..... It did...

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You could also look at replacing the Thermaltake V1 AX as maybe its not so effective. I can recommend the Tuniq Tower 120.
My cpu has never gotten above 45 C with the V1 AX its the best cooler I think I've ever had.
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12 Mar 2009   #10

Windows 7 x64 build 7068
 
 

Hey Sparatan117,
Here is my experience with heat issues, I was running two 8800 GTS G92 512mb in SLI in my last system and had heat issues which did not make seem right cause I had plenty of fans for the case, top included. It was not too bad so I did not think much of it (temps where high but not critical).

Then as I was upgrading (seems I never stop..) I noticed a nice drop in temps after putting in a stonger power supply. I looked at some general specs for you video card and found that it recommends a 500 watt min, your current power supply should be more than enough but again just my experience as my old system "should have been more than enough" also.

Once I had the new power supply my temps on video dropped around 10C! Could just be that I went to a better quality, or maybe that my new PS has a single 12v rail, or who knows. Also through the trickle down my dads PC got my old PS, better than he had, and I saw CPU and video temps drop.

Don't know if you are wanting to go out and replace your power supply but hope the info can give you another option.

Cheers.
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