Can any one tell me how to add a more powerful fan to a Coolermaster V8? What fan would provide extra static pressure & more CFM to increase cooling? Will the wattage & amps work with a P6T MB? How to wire a fan to the 4 wire pin on the Asus pt6 motherboard and if possible to wire the adjustable switch? Would a 120x120x35mm fan fit or work? I haven't measured the gap. I don't mind a little extra noise but don't want a jet engine (50dbs).
I have had Temp problems since new. I lapped & tried everything I know to keep my temps low. I finally found a website that addressed my biggest problem. It's translated from French.
http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.a ... -2.htmland
My IHS & Cooler base were not making good contact even after lapping (see article 6 pg 6-9). Also I found that after lapping it changes your mounting height. I had to redo my mount. I put shorter O-rings under the cooler feet and replaced the screws with nylon 6-32 screws. I also had to sand my cooler base to match the CPU IHS. I used High spot bluing (Prussian bluing) to mark & remove the high spots till I got good contact across the IHS. This is an technique machinist & Tool and mold makers use to match mating pieces together.
I have gotten my Load temps to 69C on a mild 3.2 OC with minimum Voltage settings with 1600 ddr3. I would like to go to 3.6 or 3.8 but don't want to go much above 70C.
I have 6 case fans and have tried them in different configurations. Two of the fans are 72 CFM, one above the HD slots in the front and one at the top rear. The others are around 32CFM. This is not counting the CPU & PS fans.
If adding a more powerful fan will not help, I am considering changing to a different air cooler or possibly going to water-cooling . Any help or input would be greatly appreciated. After reading different forums and reviews, It seems that the stock fan is inadequate and the fin spacing and orientation do not allow proper airflow. I am disappointed with my experience with the V8.
I have an i7-920, Asus p6t Mb, 800 W Cyberpower PS, Nivdia 260 Video, 6-1600 ddr3 ram, Coolermaster Centurion 590 Case with 6 case fans (two are 72 CFM) 2-250 raid0 & 1-500 data HD, Vista 64 OS.