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    Default Re: Case mods?

    Use an AMD cpu instead of an Intel, and you won't have to ever worry about cooling. They run cool enough that the OEM cooler that comes with the CPU is all you'll ever need. I've been running the same cooler on my own AMD cpu for the past 8 years.

    I have one old computer that I built in 2000 and it's still running the original cpu and cpu cooler.

    Some people could make a Federal Case out of a traffic ticket! Eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    Use an AMD cpu instead of an Intel, and you won't have to ever worry about cooling. They run cool enough that the OEM cooler that comes with the CPU is all you'll ever need. I've been running the same cooler on my own AMD cpu for the past 8 years.

    I have one old computer that I built in 2000 and it's still running the original cpu and cpu cooler.

    Some people could make a Federal Case out of a traffic ticket! Eh?

    cooler pooper....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    Use an AMD cpu instead of an Intel, and you won't have to ever worry about cooling. They run cool enough that the OEM cooler that comes with the CPU is all you'll ever need. I've been running the same cooler on my own AMD cpu for the past 8 years.

    I have one old computer that I built in 2000 and it's still running the original cpu and cpu cooler.

    Some people could make a Federal Case out of a traffic ticket! Eh?

    Then why does my stock AMD runs deep into the orange zone most of the time, after an hour or more of use? Due to the type of PC it is (an AIO one), one cannot add a cooler, an extra ventilation fan, nothing. What I did do was remove the HDD cover & placed one of those personal desk fans to force air into it, that was the only thing that helped at all.

    Thing about it, it's not a monster chip, just a 1.5GHz Athlon X2 3250e (22 watt low power). That was why I didn't upgrade that to a 2.1GHz CPU, it's only going to run hotter.

    If I could tear it down & place the internals in a SFF case, I'd do so, but can't even find a hint of instructions as to where to begin. Here is the link to the POS.

    HP Pavilion All-in-One MS214 PC Review & Rating | PCMag.com

    And the author noted:

    A few glitches hold the system back from the top of the heap, but the underlying hardware is certainly worth noting. If the MS214 is in a store near you, take a look.
    WTF was he smoking? There were far better PC's than this in 2004, 5 years prior to the article being written. And he gave it an "Excellent" rating at that?

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    More mods for my PC... got a temp LCD display.
    There's also one with fan controls, but I don't want to be controlling fan speeds. I just want to monitor how my temps are doing.

    I can't get the right spot to put the sensors on my CPU. The readings between the CPUID app and the LCD display have an average difference of 6C. But I guess I'll just leave it at that and just add the 6C difference from the reading.

    I had to let go of the DVD burner and just leave the bluray burner. I guess I don't need 2 anyway.

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    The photo above is old. The latest modification I did on my CPU case is moving the temperature monitor inside the case and replaced it with a 3.5" hot-swappable hard drive tray. I also removed the grills below it and added a 2-2.5" not swappable drive trays where I now boot my Win 7 and Win 8 in SSDs. I also added a 7 in 1 card reader on the 3.5" slot above the windows logo sticker.

    Here's the updated photo:

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    I also added a spare 17" on the side and here's the latest setup:

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    Another shot of the setup: https://q61hdq.dm2302.livefilestore....n06.gif?psid=1


    Cheers!




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