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Windows 7: What is the optimal motherboard/System temperature?

23 Apr 2011   #11
ignatzatsonic

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How to i position CPU cooling fans for better exhaust ? My CPU has 2 fans one for get outside cool air other for exhaust hot air on CPU. So how do i position them?
If you are referring to 2 fans on your CPU heatsink, you would want both of them to move air toward the rear. That would likely mean that the one toward the front of the case would blow air through the heatsink fans and the other one would suck air from the heatsink fins.

If you are referring to your case rather than your CPU heatsink, you generally want fans on the front side of the case to blow air into the case and fans on the backside of the case to suck air out.


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23 Apr 2011   #12
linnemeyerhere

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A picture would be worth a thousand words here as I'm not familiar with your case. It sounds like the case has the traditional front intake fan and one rear facing, you then have the stock intel cooler fan which blows down over the CPU with case air. But this is a guess. Please clarify and if possible provide a picture of the inside front, inside mobo, inside rear and inside case top.
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23 Apr 2011   #13
killer bee

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System Temprature usually refers to the PWM area. At least in my experience.
Sometimess it may refer to the ambient temp inside the case.

The rest are self explanitory .. CPU / Chipset etc.

If yours is indeed refering to the PWM, youll need to check MOBO specs to find its temp rang. But I would say as long as it stays under 50-55C its fine. Likely has a bit more headroom than that. But if its saying under 45C, completely normal.
Can you please tell me what is "PWM area"?
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23 Apr 2011   #14
killer bee

windows7 Ultimate SP1 x32bit
 
 

Are there any minimum speed of CPU cooling fans? How do i check speed of CPU fan before buy them?
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23 Apr 2011   #15
ignatzatsonic

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When you say "CPU fan", do you mean the CPU itself? Or do you mean case fans?

The rpm of any fan is usually given in its description and usually is anywhere from 500 rpm on up.

In electronics, PWM normally refers to phase width modulation, but I don't know exactly where that is within a PC.
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23 Apr 2011   #16
Layback Bear

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Check this out.

PWM - computer definition
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23 Apr 2011   #17
killer bee

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Thanks friend!
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24 Apr 2011   #18
Wishmaster

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
System Temprature usually refers to the PWM area. At least in my experience.
Sometimess it may refer to the ambient temp inside the case.

The rest are self explanitory .. CPU / Chipset etc.

If yours is indeed refering to the PWM, youll need to check MOBO specs to find its temp rang. But I would say as long as it stays under 50-55C its fine. Likely has a bit more headroom than that. But if its saying under 45C, completely normal.
Can you please tell me what is "PWM area"?

Its the mosfets on your board that controls voltages. Typically all around the CPU socket.
Some motherboards may actually have Heatsinks here as well.


Getting airflow in this area should bring that system temp down a bit, but as I mentioned earlier, if that is indeed what its refering to, you completely normal.

Most decent CPU air coolers will actuually blow some air down in the area, or help pull hot air away.


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