Cooling Processors quietly
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What do you want to do? Overclock a barton 200%?!?!? On the serious side, it could help a little (a very little bit). Though I don't understand why you would need such a setup. The SI-97 is very efficient and with one fan, should easily cool your processor. When two fans are that close together, the air turbulance would be excessively loud. Now that I think of it, perhaps a ducted push pull system might work, but I still don't think it will help that much.
Try and see what happens with one fan. If you're not satisfied you could try another fan. If i was you I wouldn't put it on the oposite side of the fins, instead I would put it perpendicular to the fan on top, this way it can cool the little base and heatpipes. But I doubt you'll need to do any of this I have yet to see my XP-M go over 35C with a 2000RPM fan on it (of course I do have pretty good airflow in the case itself)
Have you got high temp with SI-97 + one fan? If that's the case you may need to look at seating of SI-97 and/or may be case airflow.ckang008 wrote:I was wonder if I should put two fans on the SI-97. One on top of the fins and one underneath the fins. Will it help lower temp?
I have SI-97 with a 92mm fan connected through fanmate at lowest setting, I don't even need to increase fan speed when gaming - and that's with only one 120 case fan.
Edit: Forgot to mention it's a Barton 2600+. VGA is Radeon 9550 with Tt Fanless Heatpipe VGA Cooler.