It’s time cooler heads prevail!

The fans
Not wanting to have another Windows blue screen issue due to overheating I purchased two cooling fans for the PC tower. As mentioned in my previous post I did download HWMonitor that keeps track of the temperatures of my Hard drives, video card and CPU. Before the fans arrived I wanted to run the PC and monitor a baseline set of temperatures so I could see how the addition of the fans helped out to lower the PC temperatures. Before installing the fans I took some time to cut out the rear back board on the roll top desk
Snoopy checking on progress
so the hot air was able to escape. Before the fans were installed  my CPU temp ranged from 40C-45C, the video card was 55C-60C. After installing the fans I was pleased with the results. CPU temp was 28C-35C, video card temp's 38C-42C As mentioned I purchased two fans, I put an intake fan on the side panel and an exhaust fan on the rear panel. Ideally a front panel fan would be great but for some reason this tower does not have a front fan option. With adding the fans and opening up the roll top desk back panel the temp's significantly dropped. The high end temp's after the fans were installed was a result of the following programs running Win4k3suite, MRP40, N1MM, Google and also the power supply (which is in the same compartment as the PC). Next thing on the agenda is to organize a system backup for the hard drives because as we know Murphy is always just around the corner waiting for just that moment! At this point I am looking at software and option were to backup too.
Mood fans....:))
Mike Weir, VE9KK, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from New Brunswick, Canada. Contact him at [email protected].

8 Responses to “It’s time cooler heads prevail!”

  • N2FRM:

    No longer active in the hobby. Have some things I would like to sell before I move cross country ie. nj to az. Any suggestions?

    73
    Bob

  • Don KB2YSI:

    Well done with the desk mod and new fans!

    As for backups I have been using Crashplan for my backups for years. You can check Carbonite and Mozy as well, all three are decent choices. Let I knew Crashplan and Mozy had backup to local media as well as to the Internet.

    73,

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Bob, I am not to familiar with ham classifieds in the U.S….the only two I can think of are at QRZ.COM and Eham.
    73, Mike

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Good evening Don, thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment. Thanks for the 3 options to look at, I will look into them.
    Thanks again 73,
    Mike

  • Steve KB6HOH:

    Bob N2FRM,
    A couple other suggestions are:
    Craigslist.com
    QTH.com
    I hope you don’t completely drop out of the Hobby!
    Good Luck!

    73 de Steve KB6HOH

  • Tom Kb3hg:

    Corsair fans?

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Yes they are Tom.
    73, Mike

  • Mike VE3WDM:

    Thanks Steve for adding to the list for Bob.
    73, Mike

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