01 ADNoland [MassCool CPU Fan]
25th April 2006
My thoughts CPU Cooling
Last thing.. I picked up this processor here. I have two options, due to the fan, either point it at my graphics card or at my power supply. I don't like either option honestly, but I went for powersupply. Any thoughts
I am not sure how good this concept is [??] The Fan & Heat-sink Assembly is mounted 90° to CPU so it is actually blowing cool air across the CPU Reading the review that was contained in your link, showed your results to be expected.
It appears to me that this rotated airflow would cause Air Turbulence
and cannot exit/exhaust the Hot Air
- quickly. Also 28 cfm does not appear to be effective enough when rotated [??]
It looks/appears that the Case
& Power Supply Mounting/location referenced to CPU would have a factor on the Cooling efficiency, which it normally does, but probably more with this concept [??]
And having the choice of blowing Hot Air
across either the Power Supply or Video Card is wrong!![??] There is no correct choice Just bad & worse [??]
The Video Card could be aided somewhat if the adjacent PCI card slot was left open or unoccupied to permit more breathing room for Video Fan Assembly [??]
Maybe an extra Exhaust fan on top somewhere [??] may help
I always run Task Manager
Minimized & monitor CPU Efficiency along with monitoring Temperatures Keeping the Tower itself with good air space for circulation will help & controlling ambient air temperature can help.
Also depending on Motherboard you may be able to control Fan Cooling in BIOS Hardware Monitor Section If you are employing Smart Fan You can control Fan Speed Response Time Speed Ratio
If you have Motherboard Installation CD Browse thru the CD for Temp Monitor Utility & Cooling Tips
Here are some Info links CPU Cooling Heat-pipes -
Artic Cooling Article - http://www.xbitlabs....ic-cooling.html
Edited by Jack123, 25 April 2006 - 06:43 AM.