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Normal CPU Temperatures?

  1. #21


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    Look at this one, bit cheaper, read what buyers say can google model Noctua NF-F12 PWM Case Fan - Newegg.com

    Read there site Noctua.at - sound-optimised premium components "Designed in Austria"!

    What i use only, they are quietest and most efficient case and heatsink fans around. Better bearings and Airflow, even from less RPM's. CoolMaster will be louder, although good CFM rating and higher RPM range, if do not mind noise, sure would be fine, it will never match Noctua. Only a suggestion,Noctua


    Last longer good w and outperform one you chose as cool master can be louder look at db ratings on both, better bearings in Noctua. Reasons i suggested it, up to you on one. Google around, NewEgg not only place, but reliable place i know.

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  2. #22


    I just bought a Noctua NF-S12A FLX Ultra Quiet 120mm Flexible PC Computer Cooling Case Fan - NEW on eBay for 20 bucks with free shipping. I won't have the pretty blue LED's on it but it definitely seems like a better fan. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Did you see my photo yet? It's the last post on page 2. See what I mean about the rear panel fan?
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  3. #23


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    Quote Originally Posted by okrobie View Post
    I just bought a Noctua NF-S12A FLX Ultra Quiet 120mm Flexible PC Computer Cooling Case Fan - NEW on eBay for 20 bucks with free shipping. I won't have the pretty blue LED's on it but it definitely seems like a better fan. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Did you see my photo yet? It's the last post on page 2. See what I mean about the rear panel fan?

    Anything by Noctua is good. Forgot to ask if PC motherboard had a 3 pin or 4 pin connector for fans. One i showed you was a 4 pin PWM meaning RPM's controlled by motherboard as temps rise instead of running at same RPM's always. One you bought is not, still good for a case fan. I know they are not the nicest looking fans.

    Well if want a good LED other brands besides CoolMaster, i have a Gelid 120mm Blue LED in front of my case, pretty quiet, not as much as my Noctua's.
    That is one serious side fan, never saw one so big. Sorry could of used a better view of whole side of case. Is that side fan blowing in or out ?
    Make Noctua blow out. Wire management is important too for good air flow, try move some of wires. CPU fan looks small, you said had Coolmaster Hyper 4 ? This one as looks different in pic Cooler Master Hyper T4 - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes - Newegg.com
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  4. #24


    I have both kinds of connectors. Going to bed now. Good Night.
    Here is a better side shot:
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    I goofed up on my CPU cooler. I have this one: Cooler Master Vortex Plus - CPU Cooler with Aluminum Fins and 4 Direct Contact Heatpipes

    Side fan is blowing in.

    DUH...no wonder I have heat problems. My OEM rear fan died about a year ago and I installed the rear fan wrong. It is blowing IN. I checked it by putting a sheet of paper on the fan on the outside of the rear panel and it sucked in. aaarrrgg!!!
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    O.k. looks like have opening for a front fan, put one there blowing in if want to. Gonna say did not look like T4, as i looked twice.
    Need to try to manage those wires a bit better. That original fan came on heatsink ? Nice Power Supply lot's of power though 750W ! Again PWM manage it better, be quieter at times then non-PWM, of course more important to the CPU which i am sure is one. Good night !
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  6. #26


    I edited my previous post a lot. Please re-read it. I replaced the CPU cooler a few months ago and that is the fan that came with it. I'm sorry, I'm kind of dense. What is PWM? I think when I get a 120mm fan in the rear, blowing in the right direction, I probably won't need a front fan
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  7. #27


    I went ahead and bought a Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120mm Fan on eBay. I found a new one for $19.99. I'm sure I can get my money back from the first one. I didn't see the difference until you pointed it out. Thanks. I first made double sure that my motherboard supported a 4 pin fan connector. I also found that It supports the variable speed feature of my Power Supply. My Motherboard is an Asus Sabertooth X58.

    Thanks for your help.
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  8. #28


    I put the rear fan in the correct orientation and put the side panel back on and I am getting better temps. I'm also running Speedfan. The rear fan is now plugged into the motherboard fan control outlet instead of the wire.

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  9. #29


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    Temps are better, some will say could be even better, but less then before. I would make the rear fan blow out of case taking hot air out from CPU, as PSU on top is also drawing out and also drawing out the heat from the PSU.

    Rear fan should be with the label facing out towards the back case, usually an arrow on top of some model fans shows the direction of the airflow. Looked at your pic,i missed that too, label facing in.

    Can not recall and even looking back at your post, the direction of air flow of side panel fan, does it blow out or in the case ?

    So since the way the airflow will be CPU fan blowing into the heatsink and rear fan plus the Power supply will be taking the heat out, it would be a good to put in a front fan blowing air into the case, better air flow and cooling.
    One direction of flow, bringing cooler air in, taking the heat out. Try for a higher RPM fan for the front.

    I posted back a few posts of diagrams of airflow in cases.

    PWM Pulse Width Modulation Computer fan control - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Easiest way to tell you about it is PWM can automatically adjust the fans RPM's depending on the temperature, rather then running at set RPM (revolutions per minute), read article and understand it other reasons it is better, but do not have to use it .

    Motherboards | SABERTOOTH X58 | ASUS Global Get updated drivers, BIOS and manual here.

    See from pictures of your board marked number 2 Fan connectors you have. Looks as though only (2) 4pin connectors, one for CPU_fan and one for CHA_ Fan1. others are 3 pin connectors. So one PWM will have to go on the CHA_Fan1 connector.

    Also have this did not know was a software installed or in BIOS more on controlled fan speeds
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  10. #30


    Your current tiny rear panel fan seems out of place (besides blowing the wrong way). Did you originally install that, or someone else? Clearly your case supports a much larger fans there, maybe even 140mm but not doubt having a 120mm exhausting heated air out will help a lot. You may not need to worry about a different front fan.

    Temps are better, some will say could be even better
    Some say cooler is always better but that is not true. It is critical to keep the CPU properly cooled, but cooler does not mean better. That is, your CPU running in the 50s will NOT be more stable, perform better, or have a longer life expectancy if you get your temps down into the 40s. As long as your temps are in the CPUs "normal operating range", it will be fine. And your most recent temps are fine (though you still need to watch them since you have just 22% maximum load on it). Hopefully that 120mm will put your temps closer to 50C.

    You cannot always go by fan labels, but most fans will have two arrows molded into their housing, one indicating direction of the air flow, the other the direction of rotation. As long as you maintain a general front-to-back flow, you are good.
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