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  Two Questions: CPU Temp(fan speed) and Cable Managment. 
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Patrick McConnon Aug 02, 2010, 05:47pm EDT Report Abuse
Hey Guys,

First question is pretty much a quick one i have a non stock CPU fan for my Intel Core Duo E7500 2.9ghz. The fan i have is an Asaka Intel Fan(;type=CPU coolers&type_sub=Standard Intel&model=AK-956CP). Its decent and at full speed (about 3200rpm according to speedfan) keeps both cores below 35c. However its loud as HELL but i slowed it down to 50% which (even though the math is wrong) is about 1200rpm. At this speed it quietens down; but it doesnt make the temperature go any higher even on load; so im wondering if speed fan is making an error or 3200rpm is just uncessary and 1200 will do the same job.

The same query i have is about cable managment within my case. Now ive looked for tutorials and other information about how to keep the managment inside a case decent but the majority are with PSUs that are based on the top; mine is based on the bottom im going to upload a picture now of my case from the outside as i haven't uploaded one of the inside just yet and i'd like some advice.

Inside my PC there is;

MicroAtx Motherboard
iCute 500w Modular PSU
Asaka Cpu Fan
Sparkle GeForce 8800GTS
2 x HDDS
1 x DVD Rom
5 case fans(1 top, 1 side, 1 back, 1 bottom 1 front)

I've tried to tidy it up; to such an extent i;ve unplugged the front panel cabling but to no real avail. I just find that i cant keep the cables out of site, not to mention the fact taht the bottom fan sits directly below where all the cables come from.



Thanks in Advance


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Joshua Marius, LeThe Aug 11, 2010, 12:33pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Two Questions: CPU Temp(fan speed) and Cable Managment.
Can you take the side cover off and post a picture of all the wires.

Something like this:

Joshua Marius
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Intel Core i5-2500K
Intel SSDSC2CW180A3 180 GB
RAID 1: Seagate ST3750528AS 750 GB
CORSAIR Vengeance 8 GB DDR3 1600
eVGA GeForce 8800 GTS
micro Aug 11, 2010, 04:39pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Two Questions: CPU Temp(fan speed) and Cable Managment.
@Patrick McConnon

I have a q6600 and a sunbeam/tunic 120 cpu cooler.

I keep my fan speed fairly low as well and it runs at xxC. If i turn the fan speed up all the way, it still runs at xxC. Even though it moves more cfm of air, the air is still the same temperature. Thus even though it is moving more air, there is less difference between the what could be called medium and high setting.

You may notice it cooling better on high if you were maxing out both cpu cores, ram and gpu as everything would be running hotter. But with normal casual use or gaming, there wouldn't be much of a difference.

As far as cable management an inside pic as Joshua suggested would certainly help. There is normally room for most of the cables underneath the plate that the motherboard is screwed onto. Zip ties or actual cable management supplies would help. Besides online stores that sell pc's or office supplies should have some of this in a kit.

You cpu though at the bottom may also install upside down from how you have it currently. Taking up cable slack or giving you more cable to more easily route them.

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