Solved Advice on keeping CPU nice and cool.

April 7, 2013 at 20:57:08
Specs: Windows 7
Heya folks I need some advice on keeping my CPU nice and cool mostly for when I render Videos and in which case hearing my CPU fan blast every 30 seconds worries me a bit I keep my desktop PC clean and stuff here is a link to my specs.
Check on details.. aside from a different GPU and Power supply I am wondering if there is room for improvement for keeping it more cooler.

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April 8, 2013 at 01:20:21
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It is normal for CPU fan to run at max RPM when CPU is under a lot of stress, even the GPU fan on a video card do the same thing.
Too much system fans is not the way to go, all u need is one big rear fan (this one help to lower CPU and overall system temp) and one front intake fan.
Make sure the CPU is nowhere near 60C when under-load, use AIDA64 to monitor temp (the trial version is better than the free temp monitoring soft).
Putting a tower on the floor increases dust which later will cause overheating issues.

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April 8, 2013 at 16:24:04
I used AIDA64 and during when I render a video it goes to near 60C so Im guessing i need a bigger fan what do you think i should look for when purchasing a bigger fan.

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April 8, 2013 at 19:32:35
Your case may handle a larger fan, but if it does not, look for a quality ball bearing fan with a high CFM but a relatively low noise (DB). A front fan can be useful because it blows air directly on your hard drive(s) and towards your video card. As long as your rear exhaust fan plus your power supply's fan moves more air out than you are pushing in the front, you are in good shape.
Remember that in moving more air through your case, you will have to check it more often for dust build up, but keeping it cool is important. Use a can of compressed air to blow out the dust every three to six months or as needed.

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