Speed Control at LAST!

scottchen

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I finally got the Thermaltake Hardcano5 HDD cooler, using the voltage regulator I can FINALLY turn down the speed of my 92mm Tornado now it's running at pleasantly quiet of 2700rpm but my load temp gone up by 8C so have to turn it to full when playing games for a long time. I've decided to kick out my 80mm Tornado and replaced it with a generic casefan. Surprisingly now my idle temperature is cooler than before, is this because the Tornado itself generates a lot of heat?

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Nosugref

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you have to remember that the voltage regulator is nothing more than a variable resistor and resistors turn current into heat. So by turning the fan down are you not only slowing the air speed but producing more heat with the resistor.
 

scottchen

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Not to worry about that got 2x40mm fans blowing into the resistor.

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tombance

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You could've just put the Tornado on 7 or even 5v, that would drop the current draw and you wouldn't need those two extra 40mm fans because no extra heat would be produced.

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scottchen

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Well this is how I use it,
5v windows
7v older games
12v more demanding games and benchmarks.

-Intel PIV 2.4C @ 3.84G -Asus P4P800 -OCZ Gold 2x256 3700EL memory @ 256mhz 2.5-3-3-7 -Sapphire 9800pro @ 490/780 -SB audigy -80G Maxtor Diamond Plus9 Ultra ATA-133 hdd -450 Enermax PSU
 

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