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Am I running too hot?

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@El_Capitan

 

I'm using Arctic Silver 5 and I just re-applied today. As for the last time since today, it was about a year ago.

 

@ALL

 

hypothetically, would it be a better idea to use 2 x 49 CFM in a push/pull configuration or 1 x 68 CFM? As well, the 49s are rated at 20dba so would 2 necessary mean 40 dba?

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It takes like 120 hours for Arctic Silver 5 to cure, so that could be it. Use something like OCZ Freeze, which takes 0 curing time.

 

Use a push/pull compared to a single high CFM fan just pushing. You also have to account for static pressure, which isn't as much of a factor in a fan pulling air.

 

20dba isn't accumulate.

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Update:

 

Alright, went with 2 x Scythe 63CFM on the heatsink and then replaced the intake fan with a 63CFM as well. Result: 45C at idle. Louder but stable at load at 80C.

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make sure to bolt that htsink really tight, you dont want it flying out of your room ! :P

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@All

 

Hey guys, after installing the 2 new 63CFM fans onto my ultra 120, not only is it louder now but I've noticed an oscillating noise from my case. Upon further inspection, I've also noticed that my ultra 120 is actually oscillating as well. Any ideas on how to dampen the noise as well as stop the oscillating? (yes, I have made sure that my heatsink is bolted on tightly.)

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Just remember colder is better... if anything will help increase the life of the processor! 50c isn't too hot, but it could be cooler.

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