P180 Temps

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P180 Temps

Post by Nermis » Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:38 pm

I picked up this case and threw another antect 120mm tricool fan in the front.



The weird thing is that im running a stock AMD cooler

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Re: P180 Temps

Post by Dirty-Harry » Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:47 pm

Nermis wrote:I picked up this case and threw another antect 120mm tricool fan in the front.



The weird thing is that im running a stock AMD cooler
Give use your specs... CPU, M/B, etc...

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Post by Nermis » Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:01 pm

AMD 64 3200+
2x 512 corsair xms
MSI x800xl
1 x 36gb raptor HD (lower section)
1 x 120 gb Maxtor HD (lower section)

everyone else feel free to post your own specs and temps

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Post by goodstuff » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:10 am

@24C ambient

CPU Idle: 40C
CPU Load: 52C

MB idle: 38C
MB load: 40C

P4 3.2C northwood with HT (no overclocking on anything)
Abit AI7 motherboard (socket 478)
Scythe Ninja w/ 120mm Nexus Silent fan at full speed attached blowing towards the rear
Antec P180 case w/rear 120mm TriCool on low, top vent open w/no fan, front HD cage 120mm Tri Cool on low (no drives in upper HD cage)
Gigabyte 6800NU fanless
2GB Geil Ultra Value Blue RAM (4x512)
1-250GB & 1-160GB PATA HD's in bottom cage w/ 120mmx38mm Tri-Cool on low
480w Antec TruPower

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Post by clarkkent333 » Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:16 pm

Thought I'd piggy back on this thread since it deals with the same topic. I'm setting up my system and after a week I'm concerned that my temps are too high. Here's my specs:

X2 3800 w/ Scythe Ninja
BFG 7800GT w/ Zalman VF-700 CU
Seasonic S12-500
ASUS A8n-sli premium
Maxtor 300GB DM10 SATA in bottom chamber

I've got the VF-700 running @ 7v and 3 yate loons DSL12's @ 7v arranged as follows:

1 blowing across the Ninja towards the exhaust fan
1 exhaust fan blowing out the case
1 fan in the lower chamber blowing towards the PSU

I've also taped up the holes around the PSU and the top exhaust hole is open. Haven't run load yet but my idle temps run in the range of:

CPU - 40 - 42

MB - 45 - 47

HD - 40 - 43

Aren't these a bit high?

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Post by nutbar » Mon Oct 10, 2005 12:21 am


Your HD might be a bit warm. CPU temps seem good for a dual core. MB is very warm. Could be the nature of that heatpipe solution. How are you checking temps? I have three temp readings plus more for each HD I connect. I'd think you should have three as well. I'm using the A8N SLI Deluxe. Temp1 being CPU, temp2 being "system" or "motherboard", temp3 being the NF4 chip.

My temps:
CPU 35-36 idle, 43-45 load
MB 36 idle, 36 load
NF4 32 idle, 44-45 load
HD is a steady 30-31.

I have no clue what my ambient temperature is. It's comfy in here wearing shorts and a T shirt, maybe a little on the warmer side.

I have one HD in the bottom cage, top cage removed. Stock fan in the HD/PSU chamber running at low setting. It's thicker and moves air better through that very restrictive environment, all those cables directly in front of it with nowhere to hide most of the mess. Today I removed the top fan, and replaced the rear case fan with a soft mounted YL Orange at full speed.

This is with my CPU running 2500mhz. The HD is a samsung SP1614C (160gb SATA SpinPoint) See sig for other specs.

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Post by Zorander » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:23 am

CPU: 30C idle - 42C load
HD : 42C
MB : 28C

Ambient temp is around 25C.

Total fan in upper chamber is 2: the exhaust fan and the stock VGA Silencer fan. The bottom chamber has only the TP PSU minding its own cooling business. Mobo is a VIA-based ASUS A8V-Deluxe

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Post by Live » Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:45 am

Motherboard readings of temperatures are very unreliable. They differ from motherboard to motherboard. Even different bios or different revisions of the same motherboard can differ a lot.

It’s actually the maker of the boards that choose how to interpret the temp sensors and which one they use. So comparing temps across different motherboards is not very effective. I would go so far to say it’s useless. If you have the same motherboard with same revision and the same bios you might get close. But even then there is a great margin for error. Just like all CPUs are not the same. Just look at undervolting. Some CPUs with the same specs can go very low while others can’t handle it. It’s the same for Northbridge’s, GPU cores, memory, you name it.

Temperature readings are best used to compare changes in your own setup. I would recommend stress testing to see if your hardware can handle the work they are supposed to do. If they can then be happy and enjoy the silence.

Just my 2 cent

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Post by JonV » Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:01 am

The A8N-SLI Premium has no sensor on the NF4 chipset - the "system" temp is somewhere else on the board, not sure where. The actual chipset can get extremely hot unless there's plenty of airflow. In my very low airflow system I've measured temperatures up to 75C with a simple sensor stuck to the top of the chipset heatpipe block. ASUS says not to worry though, that the chipset is safe up to 100C. Seeing as how I've run at these temperatures with no instabilities whatsoever for months now, I'm inclined to believe them.

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Post by Ackelind » Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:18 am

I second that.

Anyone want NF4-fried eggs?

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Post by bajker » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:49 pm

New happy owner of P180 :D .

AMB Barton 2500@2000MHz
Asus V7A600-X
Thermaright SI-97A w/ YS-Tech FD 129225LB-N 92mm @ 8V
Papst 4412 F/2 GLL 120mm@7V blowing out at the back
Top vent opened w/o fan
Papst 4412 F/2 GLL 120mm@7V blowing in lower chamber
1xSamsung SP1614N PATA (JVC)
1xSamsung SP1614C SATA (Nidec)
Yesico FL-420 TMS passive PSU
Custom cooled GF4200 w/60mm YS-Tech fan @5V
Upper HD cage&VGA duct removed

CPU idle:40°C, load:45°C
HD 33-35°C

Excellent case, barely audible at night, inaudible at day

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