How about adding a slow fan to the chimney?
(top or middle)
Wider chimney perhaps? If you can find another spare tube. Could make for an interesting comparison.
Thanks for ideas, but...
- If a fan would move the air, chimney would have no use. It's either chimney or fan, and in my case I wanted to get rid of the fans.
- If i used wider chimney, i'd need to cut the case too. There is a 12cm vent on top of the case, so I suppose 12cm tube is ideal in P182. More height would surely add to the cooling performance but in my room it's at max too.
Mats: Thanks for the link and info. I suppose my E8400 would use at max 29W with original clock and voltage then, and hitting the TDP (if even possible) would need serious overclocking+overvolting. The low idle readings were a suprise too, I suppose my undervolted CPU is <2W at idle then. I should edit one of my earlier posts by these facts but i'll pass...