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08-17-2010 07:54 PM
My tower is great, love the tower, and etc.
However, while all is fine, the tower when its in the cabinet (of my desk), gets way to hot...
1. The fan starts up and is noisy (has been since purchase) for a couple of minutes.
2. When in the cabinet (a space for towers) of my really good OAK desk (really nice)... it gets too hot too fast.
What are my options???
I considered putting fans inside, (will consider that rather soon, though not sure yet if it would void warranty, and if it does I wont do it for a variety of reasons i have a longterm warranty that I will retain.
This may in reality be the best choice.
1. putting a laptop fan on sidewall of the inside wall of the cabinet space the tower would be in.
2. Additional external fans around tower... in the space.
I dont consider that either of these will really do whats needed.
3. The tower seemingly needs to be cleaned internally a lot more often than it should need.
Gets way to dusty too quick.
Other than inside-tower idea any other ideas?
Note that I wont consider getting a new desk, this desk is perfect and this tower is the first ever to have problems when
in the cabinet...
Note also, In a 2nd cabinet space near the tower, is a 2nd tower space that I usualy have used for a UPS (APC brand).
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08-18-2010 07:58 PM
Take the PC out of the desk or the heat will cause premature electronics failure. (not what you want to do)
You might consider modifying your desk to allow more air to come into the bottom of the PC space using a cabinet intake fan and also one exhaust fan at the top. This might not even be enough if you are stressing the video system (gaming). You need to get cool air in and hot air out.
08-24-2010 11:00 AM
Something to consider.
Whatever I do temporarily must be done to make it work in the cabinet eventually.
Will incorporate your ideas as they are the most likely ..and will accept solution eventually.
The tower is a HP M9350F ... quad-core ..and is used for gaming and database related (heavy programming)..
The right half same cabinet with a removable center panel, is often a UPS whcih will be replaced with a new one hopefully by end of year or sooner.
As far as failure...never had that, though I did have a video card crash last summer, but it wasnt per the cabinet anyway.
The internal fans are coming on, what seems too often, but I could be wrong on that frequency.
Love the idea of some varation of somehow having the tower in a raised (in cabinet) setup which is a variant of what Ive heard of before....
The fact that ive had other systems in the same space, but that this is way more powerfull in all respects than anything previous..
One of the major ways to help on this is to reduce as much on cords as possible in the cabinet space.
A lot of that is solved via a hub so that all plugins are external to cabinet except for whatever must be connected to pc direclty..
Thanks for info.
07-11-2011 06:21 AM
Getting a diffrent cabinet was not a good idea.
This desk is very expensive and I would get a different computer quicker than a new desk.
Fans and similar was the solution. I added internal fans and external to reduce the overall heat and cut a access point in the back of the desk... and also removed more cords (made more stuff wireless and/or usb).