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#1 :: Lyon ::

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:33

First of all, this is not asking how to have a good airflow inside the case but it's more towards my bedroom , which can get very hot during summer

My bedroom has a very bad airflow and the room temperature can get so hot especially when I have computer turned on after a while. Is there a way to reduce the heat generated from my computer?

Some possibilities that I can think of (please tell me if it's right or wrong):
1) Don't play 3D hardcore games as the video card will generate more heat?
2) If I open the CPU case + a direct blow from a fan, will it help or it'll actually heat up my room faster?
3) In Vista, I can set the processor power less than 100%. Will this help much? Things will go much slower though

The best solution is of course, don't turn on my computer :{ but it is my life lol

U guys have any other suggestions? (besides not turning on my computer or buying an air con? :D)


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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:38

well, #1 and 3 are good, 2 isn't...the energy stays the same anyways (technically, a fan mildly accelerates the air, increasing the temperature. It's not much at all but it still happens), so the room will heat up the same.

Personally, I like the idea of running duct work from the back out the window. I had a friend who did this and it made a big difference.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:41

1. ...yes it will generate more heat
2. The heat output of a computer does not change because you blow a fan on it
3. Somewhat, depending on the heat profile of the rest of your system

Turn it off/sleep it when you're not using it. Let your hard disks spin down when possible. If the temperature outside is cooler, make sure your ROOM has proper airflow (open windows and doors, use a fan to bring air into your room, etc).

My room used to be facing the sun during most of the day, so I put a drape of sorts on the outside of the window to keep the sun out. May or may not be doable for you.

Consider buying a netbook or some similar low-power device if you're just going to be reading the web/emailing/iming/etc.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:41

Put it in an air conditioned room ^_^

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:49

If I just watch movies on the computer, will it generate roughly the same heat from the video card?

Put it in an air conditioned room ^_^

Sadly, I rent an apartment with a friend and no room has an air con :D

My room used to be facing the sun during most of the day, so I put a drape of sorts on the outside of the window to keep the sun out.

Already put an "emergency shelter" on that using some marketing brochures as you can see here lol

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:07

I'm sure watching movies will generate less heat, but it's still going to get quite hot.

It doesn't help much when it's on the inside of the window. Aluminum foil might be effective.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:19

Aluminum foil might be effective.

I know.. I was thinking of that too but I'm afraid of the sun light reflection to the street below can be quite dangerous :( (I'm on the 5th floor)

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:22

Could you have a small fan blowing on it, like a room fan?

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:21

Also a good idea to clean up the components once a year to remove dust accumulated inside the case. This should slow the rate of wear and tear on the hardware and improve the fan's cooling efficiency.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:26

Crack a window?

maybe go with watercooling or something

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:48

Could you have a small fan blowing on it, like a room fan?

Well i do have a small fan, which I turn on the whole night to keep my being a bit comfortable

Cracking a window doesn't help when the weather outside is already hot :)

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:51

Maybe figure out some way to vent the exhaust from the computer outside? I dunno.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:52

Well i do have a small fan, which I turn on the whole night to keep my being a bit comfortable

Cracking a window doesn't help when the weather outside is already hot :)


Two fans then. One for your machine and one for you! :D

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:55

Portable Air-Con?

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:58

Maybe figure out some way to vent the exhaust from the computer outside? I dunno.

get some clothes dryer duct hose. its about 3-4 inches across tubing hook it to the case fan and set the case fan to BLOW OUT not suck in and then route that somewhere else



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