CPU/GPU benchmarking Jun 23, 2010 11:33:24 GMT
Post by aarog5606 on Jun 23, 2010 11:33:24 GMT
Are you using the stock cooler on your CPU still and do you have the processor overclocked? If it´s still overclocked no wonder it gets a bit hot in your case with that graphics card too.
Fans for an aftermarket cooler for your CPU tested the other day - link here: www.overclockers.com/65-fans-tested-megahalems/
Do you have the option of controlling speed on your case fans? If not then my guess is they are not moving that much air if they are the ones that came with the case. What case do you have? I think that recommending a case fan is not the same as for a cooler - how much noise do you want and what are the ones in your case producing now - roughly - and are they very quiet and do you not mind adding a notch since you probably can not hear them for the stock cooler on your 4890? What then if you are not gaming? My case when everything fired up sounds like it´s lifting itself from the Small table where it stands
This is the case i have - www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156135
All my case fans are stock except CPU which is still OC'ed at 4 ghz(well 3.993ghz).
I had a guy here in town install the CPU and cooler to the MB(im doing it next time) when i first built this and i remember him saying he didnt use the stock fan with the CPU, he used aftermarket fan which was a little better than the stock fan, but it was not a high dollar fan either, so i could stand to use a better CPU cooler too.
To be honest, i have no idea if i can change speed for the case fans or how to do it(in BIOS?)
I run the 4890 fan speed at 100% when gaming, which sounds like a mini jet. So the noise doesnt bother me too much. I usually have the TV or music on anyways.
My temps are good unless the fans get dusty, then they are still within range, but on the high side.
Im more interested in better case fans for now. Also installing 2 more in the front of the case which will then have 5 fans, which brings me to another question - Should the 2 fans i install in the front be exhaust or intake? Working with fans in heating and cooling, i understand static pressure, if the fans are used as intake then the static pressure will be alot higher which will increase fan speed and air flow but be harder on the fans and the might not last as long.
If i use them as exhaust, then i will have to drill some holes for intake air somewhere, there are some at the back but not enough. Most fans require 110% intake air for however much CFM they are moving for best efficiency and longest life.