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    CPU temp problems

    I have a Thermaltake Xaser III aluminium case with the standard case fans that come with it and a Volcano 11 on an XP 2500 running at 3200 speeds. However when im doing something a bit demanding, like video editing the cpu temp can reach about 60+ and then it'll restart the comp.
    My question is what would be best to improve the temps of the cpu?
    I've tried re-applying some AS3 but it still doesnt really bring it down enough. The V-Core is at 1.7V.
    Am i best to change the CPU HSF or the Case fans?

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    I'm not sure about your heatsink and fan (not strong point), but how many case fans do you have? What case? Any room for more case fans? If so, it may be worth adding some. As a general rule, I try to get as many intake fans as outake fans, but I'm sure other people will disagree with me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by murry
    I have a Thermaltake Xaser III aluminium case with the standard case fans that come with it
    It has 7 Thermaltake Smart Fans. 4 blowing in and 3 blowing out

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    Get that stupid blue thing out - we did some tests and that thing actually restricts air flow as the two fans simply create turbulace. That'll get you a few C off.

    The V11 should manage that ... you've got thermal paste on etc.?

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    so u mean completely remove the side fans? what about if they're blowing air out?
    Yeah the AS3 is applied correctly

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    Why don't you jsut clock it back down a little while the weather is so warm?

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    falcon has the right idea here - the hot weather will push up your temps. Mine have risen stupidly high, av temp used to be 30? degrees but now its averaging at 35 - and its been rising to 38! this is with my hydrocool200EX so i dont know how it will affect air cooling but if the surrounding air is warm then the cpu will be warm aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    falcon has the right idea here - the hot weather will push up your temps. Mine have risen stupidly high, av temp used to be 30� degrees but now its averaging at 35 - and its been rising to 38! this is with my hydrocool200EX so i dont know how it will affect air cooling but if the surrounding air is warm then the cpu will be warm aswell.
    My temps are usualy around the 38-42 mark with air cooling, they have been as high as 54 today, even now their still hovering around the 45 mark.

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    yeah i have lowered them for the warm weather but even during the spring and autumn time it's the same problem with the temps

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