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Subject: [aclug-L] FYI: Case Mods
From: David Carmichael <dec2955@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 07:06:56 -0500
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I know that a number of you don't care but have received feed back from
others that do...


I just did a 'Case Mod" and added a case fan to the top of a small ATX case
that I am using in my current project.

Before the 'MOD' the Duron 950mhz was reporting in the BIOS that it was
running at 50'C [AMD says this chip should run ok up to 100'C].

After installing this top venting fan the BIOS on a cold boot [after the
system has been off for an hour] is reporting a CPU temperature of 35'C.

After allowing the system to run for over 18 hours with out powering down
[sure a number of reboots but.. but no full shut down] that the system is
still running at a low temperature of only 39'C.

Since I really did not have the tools on hand to do this 'RIGHT' and mount
the fan inside of the case.. it is mounted on top like an old chimney. {I
used a hand drill mounted metal cutting disk <which was very hard to hold
steady>. Stepfather purchased a Drimel hours after I got done!}

But this dropped the CPU temperature by 25% and I have been able to
"overclock" the Duron and the system stay stable up to 1.1ghz.... but call
me chicken and backed it back down to _970.2mhz_

Not only did this cool down the CPU but cooled down the four CD-ROM drives
in the system are no longer warm to the touch.

Now if only I could get a number of device driver issues taken care
of....... AKA: dual monitor.


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