Open case Celeron cooling
I've been running my oc'd retail 300a on a BX6-2 mb at 450 with a bump in voltage to 2.2 with good results. With the side of my Inwin tower case off and an old stereo "whisper fan" blowing directly in towards the cpu my case temp according to Winbond Hardware Doctor is a balmy 28 degrees C. My question is what harm is there in running like this permanently? It seems the easier way to go than to get innovative with multiple fans or a high priced cpu fan setup. Would this work as well as going with a celery sandwich and the case closed up? This is my first post and I would appreciate some advice from you guys.
Thanks and cheers from the frozen hinterlands, ALASKA!
I have built a total of 6 systems (not all of them are in my home of course) all run with standard fans and one additional case fan sucking air into case with power supply blowing out the rear. all cpu's have thermal paste (removed tape and intel's goo & replaced with radio shack paste) all run at 30-34c with no problems. voltages vary from 2.0 to 2.2v. only 1 system will not run at 450 (very stable at 375 2.0v 32c) My own system has a 2 fan heat sink but it is not any cooler than the "stock" fan/heatsink setup. If you are at 28c this is very good
and running with the case sides off is only asthetically unappealing.
running without the case cover can bring in unwanted dust...just a thought...
Just don't let FCC knows that you are emitting unregistered RF.
You might affect someone's television or radio reception.
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