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Zatorski
07-22-2004, 11:02 PM
It's the middle of summer, we have a new patch, new UQMG, I got a 5Mb down/1Mb up cable connection now, plenty of fans blowing inside the case, and its 30+C outside and even if I turn off all the overclocks, I still get way too hot to fly a mission. (60C) How do you guys in places hot keep your chips cool? Very frustrating right now, and no I'm not in need of technical advice, my computer's in good shape. Anyone else in the same situation?

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Zatorski
07-22-2004, 11:02 PM
It's the middle of summer, we have a new patch, new UQMG, I got a 5Mb down/1Mb up cable connection now, plenty of fans blowing inside the case, and its 30+C outside and even if I turn off all the overclocks, I still get way too hot to fly a mission. (60C) How do you guys in places hot keep your chips cool? Very frustrating right now, and no I'm not in need of technical advice, my computer's in good shape. Anyone else in the same situation?

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jenikovtaw
07-22-2004, 11:05 PM
I kid you not, here in Toronto, 29 outside, and living by lake Ontario, humidity is annoying like hell, so its physically hard to be inside w/o an AC.

As for computer, I have CPU temp go up 4-5 degrees idle (46-50 AMD 2400+), and 6-7 degrees for my passively cooled northbridge.

You get 60Degrees on what CPU?

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Zatorski
07-22-2004, 11:13 PM
The Barton and the 9800pro warm up pretty good, I'm fine until the dog days of summer, I'm in BC and we are having a mini heat wave, I always wonder how people in Ontario and Texas and other hot places do in the middle of summer. Right now I'm at 48C cpu and 43C motherboard, it was idling this afternoon at 55C, I would not be able to complete a mission at those temps.

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FI-SouthPaw
07-23-2004, 12:01 AM
In Louisiana we have something called Air Conditioning. When the heat index regurally reaches 40+c It is kind of necessary.


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HangerQueen
07-23-2004, 01:32 AM
How about getting a room fan and have it blowing on your PC? If the air round your PC is stagnant and hot, the fans inside the case won't help much.

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PinkPriest
07-23-2004, 02:22 AM
34? outside, 25? inside my computer room. Open case, put HUGE fan besides itpointing inwards. That's the only way for me to even watch DVDs without overheating SOMETHING in my PC...

'course, mini-tower with a too large power supply and an X800 don't exactly help...

christopher65
07-23-2004, 02:43 AM
You should try living in Scotland,a balmy 16 C and windy, 75% cloud cover and its been like this all feckin summer!!!! Sometimes we get up to 23 C for a day or two!!!!!

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Franzen
07-23-2004, 04:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by christopher65:
You should try living in Scotland,a balmy 16 C and windy, 75% cloud cover and its been like this all feckin summer!!!! Sometimes we get up to 23 C for a day or two!!!!!

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He he he, I'd love to trade locations with you. I'm currently in south central China where we're having a heatwave. It's 40+ and the humidity is very high. The sun is so bright I cannot see without sunglasses. We're also expecting heavy floods in a few days. To add to all this, my pc with FB is in Beijing at home right now. I haven't had the chance to download and try the patch yet either.

As for the overheating pc, sorry, never had one powerful enough to melt ice. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BTW Christohper, I grew up in Nova Scotia and love the weather there. It sounds like we have the same climate. You are teasing me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz Franzen

DaBallz
07-23-2004, 05:19 AM
Wow, you got a heat problem, I run a P4 3.2 extreme
and it never exceeds 45C on the hottest days.
But it was a nightmare when I first built this monster.

Here's the solution.

Not counting the power supply and GPU and CPU fan....

I have four 3" fans all extracting. This
required the modification of the case.
Not all cases have room for 4 fans even
if you cut.
I placed two of them in front, side by side
and two in back stacked in line.
Also there is a 4" fan as a circulating fan
internally. It does nothing but push air
around inside the case so there are no dead spots.

All the fans I described are powered by a cheap
transformer that used to power a set of
cheap speakers. You need 12V DC for the fans.
You can use the internal power supply but it
will add extra burden to it, I recomend an
external source for power.

Remember, we are trying to remove heat from the case.
Extra load on the internal power supply will add heat.

On the wife's computer there is no room for
extra fans, but she has two extra CD expansion
bays she was not using. I mounted two 3" fans
in two bays also pushing air out.
I made a grille to go in front to replace
the two knockouts for exhaust air to exit.
the fans had to be staggered as they would
not fit in that space side by side.
But it works like a champ.

Same deal internally, circulation fan and
external power supply.

Even at 35C/95F I don't exceed 45C in either machine.
My P4 3.2 extreme is overclocked to 3.488
and I use an ATI 9800XT video,also over clocked

Most any modern gaming computer will have heat
problems, solutions are not cheap or easy.
Noise is an issue with all those fans.
Liquid cooling is the next step for me.
But for now thw noise it tolerable and the
temprature is under control.


Da...

TotenTanzen
07-23-2004, 05:32 AM
Now this is before I upgraded my electrical system and put in central AC.

On an older machine I use to run the AC to get the room fairly cold and then play for a couple of hours before it would warm up again in the room to the point the computer would overheat http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Longjocks
07-23-2004, 06:09 AM
My problem is the reverse. In the middle of summer here it usually gets to around 43C. In winter (now) it averages mid teens and can get to around -3C at night. I have no problems running my system in summer and use no special cooling at all. I rarely even use room AC.

However, since it's gotten cold I have to hit F8 and leave my computer at the menu screen warming up for about 20 minutes before I can boot Windows, otherwise it locks up. Once it's warm I can boot and reboot until the cows come home, just not when it's cold. Go figure.

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Inadaze
07-23-2004, 06:17 AM
I've my puter in a small room and in the summer it's an oven.

I get around it with a Volcano12 heatsink/fan on my CPU and three case fans. One at the front (Intake), Side panel (Intake blowing on Northbridge) and finally one at the back extracting next to the CPU and my radeon.

If my cpu heat is climbing up, I turn up the RPMs on the Volcano.

Also I took the case apart and re drilled larger holes on all the fan grills, (That in itself dropped my overall temp by a degree or so). Installed Rounded cables and for once made sure all stray wires are cable tied away nicely in the case to let the air flow.

Heats a pain in the bum, like DA said, getting around it isn't cheap or easy. I reccomend anyone installing case fans try the "silent" low noise versions that are out there.

S! Inadaze

buffscrum
07-23-2004, 06:27 AM
How do I check the temps on my computer? Its hot here, and my computer is in a small room that heats right up. I need to check this out. Thanks for the help.

Inadaze
07-23-2004, 06:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by buffscrum:
How do I check the temps on my computer? Its hot here, and my computer is in a small room that heats right up. I need to check this out. Thanks for the help.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is a freeware program called Aida32, it does lots of stuff diagnosis wise, but I use it for its temp readings (which seem accurate).

Just unzip it to a folder on your hard drive, and then make a shortcut to your Quick launch bar or desktop.

You find the Temps, in the "Computer" drop down menu under sensor.

http://www.apws62.dsl.pipex.com/Aida32.zip

It's 2.9 meg btw
Hope it helps http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

S! Inadaze

buffscrum
07-23-2004, 07:36 AM
thanks Inadaze, I appreciate it.

DaBallz
07-23-2004, 07:41 AM
If you are having a hard time booting at any
temp over 0 deg C or 32 deg F, you
might be experiancing a hard drive failure.

Da...

73GIAP_GSXR1000
07-23-2004, 09:00 AM
this might seem like a dumb *** question but how do i check the temp of my comps components?? im using WinXp Home Edition if that helps

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512MB Ram
GeForce FX5200 56.64 drivers
Windows XP (Home Edition)
Direct X 9b
Realtek AC97 Audio sound card

Old_Canuck
07-23-2004, 09:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Zatorski:
....I'm in BC and we are having a mini heat wave....<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Langley, B.C. here. Installed an air conditioner in the computer room this year and that took care of the heat problem. Didn't help things yesterday though because I was helping a friend throw lumber around at his backyard sawmill. Lost a couple of pounds ... I think the sun just boiled it away http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

OC

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SithSpeeder
07-23-2004, 09:38 AM
It was a bit over 45 C here yesterday (Phoenix, AZ). You know it's bad when you go to cook your steak to medium-rare doneness and that's only about 4 C more than the ambient temperature!

Room A/C works for the computer here (and nothing else).

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