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  1. Hey guys, I just wanted to say thanks for the...

    Hey guys, I just wanted to say thanks for the advice here. I had the same problem.
    It was driving me nuts!
    I figured I probably had to partition and format the drive but couldn't for the life of...
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    Well, I did just that: I cut an 80 mm circular...

    Well, I did just that: I cut an 80 mm circular hole in the side of the case, mounted a case fan on it to draw the air in, and voila, my temps are a full 10*C cooler (now 44-46*C instead of 56*
    :D ...
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    O.K., it's apparent that I have at least two...

    O.K., it's apparent that I have at least two problems; the stock HSU with "thermal pad" and a case with poor ventilation (there is only one fan site on the back and one on the front with a very small...
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    Well, I thought I'd try the easy (and cheap)...

    Well, I thought I'd try the easy (and cheap) trick first; I added another case fan, at the front, drawing air in. (It's a generic cheap-o; cost me all of $4.) Guess what? No difference in temps. I...
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    I remember seeing somewhere (the AMD site I...

    I remember seeing somewhere (the AMD site I think) that a thermal pad was better for long-term use and that paste should only be used when the CPU/HSF would be changed / removed often, since paste...
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    New Athlon XP 2500+ running hot

    Hey, all; Newbie here.

    I've just finished putting together my first system:

    AMD Athlon XP 2500+
    MSI KT6 Delta MoBo
    512 MB PC2700 DDR
    Generic case with 400 W PSU, one system fan venting to...
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