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Question about your 'How-to build Socket A' Larry,
Davo Jun-10-01 11:14 PM
In the final picture you have a fan installed on the back of the case, up high by the CPU. Does this configuration create conflicting currents? I had a System exhaust fan on my rig but it used a vacant PCI opening on the case and was down low. Knowing that heat rises, I took that out and installed a different fan similar to the picture you show in your 'How-to' Socket A article. At first I get a temperature improvement, but now it seems to have slipped a little. Before my CPU would run about 96 degrees F at idle, and 103 degrees F when gameing. Now I run 93 degrees F @ idle, and about 100 degrees F gaming.

Are these good temps? Do I need to jigsaw out some 4" blow-holes out of the top of my case to get cooler? What have you seen regarding Socket A temperatures? I don't overclock, I just want longevity ...


Athlon 700 @ 700
MSI K7T Pro 256MB Cas 2
32 MB GeForce 2 GTS
Win 2000 Pro/Win ME dual boot


1. RE: Question about your 'How-to build Socket A' Larry,
lbyard Jun-11-01 04:51 AM
In response to message 0
The fan is pushing air out of the case. That augments the power supply fan and improves the recommended airflow as illustrated at http://duxcw.com/digest/Reviews/Cases/antec/ks282-2.htm. I do not like to put fans at the bottom, front of cases because some of my customers put computers on the floor against my advice and a fan there will suck in dirt. 93 deg F or about 34 deg C looks to me like a cool CPU. I wouldn’t recommend cutting holes in cases anymore than I would recommend overclocking. Go play a game before you break something that appears to be working well. Larry

2. RE: Question about your 'How-to build Socket A' Larry,
Davo Jun-12-01 03:46 AM
In response to message 1
Thanks Larry,
BTW, whatdayamean go "play a game," isn't the tower, components, OS, etc "the-game?" ;^)

Athlon 700 @ 700
MSI K7T Pro 256MB Cas 2
32 MB GeForce 2 GTS
Win 2000 Pro/Win ME dual boot


3. RE: Question about your 'How-to build Socket A' Larry,
lbyard Jun-12-01 03:11 PM
In response to message 2
Good point. Larry

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