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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    if you have enough space in the spare tire cubby, that might be a better location.

    you could put some ductwork to feed to/from the cubby to the cabin, and because it is a smaller area, it should be a little easier to keep cool, instead of trying to cool the entire trunk...
    im actually not attempting to cool the entire trunk. it may have not been very clear on my diagram, but the computer is in its own chamber underneath a raised trunk floor. it will be sealed tight with fibreglass on the inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckinMP3 View Post
    Do you "need" that much processing?
    Anytime you step up the processing amounts you add complexity to p0wer & cooling solutions.
    Not really lol, but its only a 65W dual-core and according to people who have used this CPU before, it runs cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doncarbone View Post
    Not really lol, but its only a 65W dual-core and according to people who have used this CPU before, it runs cool.
    Have you actually measured CPU temps?
    I think that would be far more reliable than the statements of "people who have used this CPU before".

    Considering you're going to install in a location that has a high possibility of overheating, this is something I would want to verify for myself.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    no but having built a few overclocked machines before, im fairly confident a small 65W dual-core isnt going to produce a ton of heat...not to mention, i won't be doing any gaming or running multiple processes on my carputer

    but for the sake of playing it safe, how can i go about measuring the temperature of my CPU? is there a resource online that has data on different CPU's avg temperatures?

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    Get some software like HwInfo32 that can measure them and run the computer through its paces.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    Get some software like HwInfo32 that can measure them and run the computer through its paces.
    in a confined space like what you intend to install it in. otherwise, a well-ventilated area like a workbench might give better then expected numbers.

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    Just ran hwinfo64...computer is in my basement, its a hot day and with both my fans running and blowing air at heatsink, the CPU was running at average 16.0 C (or 60.8 F)

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    I'm sure the ambient temps in your basement are nowhere near the same as the trunk of your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert View Post
    I'm sure the ambient temps in your basement are nowhere near the same as the trunk of your car.
    lol well no ****, but what ive established from running this, is that this CPU does indeed run COOL

    my gaming rig in the same part of the house, with an overclocked quad-core was running average 42C

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    I think the original diagram you made would work as long as you use 2 intake 120mm and 2 exhaust 120mm, and if you could exhaust the air *right* after the pc. Do you have any idea on the cubic foot that area would be? Obviously you'll need more air flow for a larger volume

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