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    Quote Originally Posted by MP3DUB
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    I think the RAM I have is DDR333 Micron, but i cant remember. I underclocked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizardPC
    I think the RAM I have is DDR333 Micron, but i cant remember. I underclocked it.

    The HDD is a toshiba 2.5" low RPM (4500 RPM I think, came outta my laptop) Its in a morex 3688 case.
    Are you using the MSI 6215 BookPC as your carPC ? I used to have lots of problems with it hanging when the ambient temp went up to 50C. I tried all kinds of stuff - better HSF for the CPU, adding a cooler to the Northbridge and Southbridge, heating individual components on the motherboard with a hairdryer to see which one was heat-sensitive etc. In the end, I sold the BookPC and got a mATX board as the damn thing was heat-sensitive everywhere !

    Edit: Oops - I just re-read the thread and realized that you have a VIA.

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    I had a bookpc in there, but now I've got an M10000.

    I cant remember having these problems with my bookpc, but that was a while ago
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    Hmm, going back to your first post, 90F really isnt all that hot. Whats the cpu core temp when the case is 90F? And is that 90F from a temp probe? or the onboard temp diode? Or simply the temp in the car? I have systems which I'm happy when the case temp is only 100F. And shchua had a really good suggestion, try to isolate the problem with a hairdryer/heat gun. And as odd as it might sound, have you tried running the system with the case top off?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP3DUB
    Actually, evaporative water cooling will get you sub ambient, but driving around with a big cooling stack sticking out of the trunk might get some funny looks .
    You mean a bong cooler? heheh. Yeah, that'd be a riot sticking out the back end of a car. I can see it now..


    ME: What's that problem officer?
    OFFICER: What's with the doo-hicky hanging out of your trunk?
    ME: Wha..?
    OFFICER: You know, that contraption with the water vapor coming out of the top of it.
    ME: Oh THAT! It's just my bong.
    OFFICER: Oh REALLY... Please step out of the vehicle. While your at it, keep your hands where I can see them.




    I can see how you could get lower than ambient temps with it, but it's impractial (except for the die-hard overclockers out there).

    On that note, you've seen the new Zalman Reservator? Looks interesting. It'd have been better if they made it hollow though (instead of a tube with fins, make it a RING with fins on the outside and the inside).

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    jeezus, that thing draws 4.4A!
    and, the hot side gets to be 156F while the cold side is at 50F. Without ventilation, that ain't gonna work
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    AHEM!!

    ... and you guys thought I was nutz for suggesting water cooling.

    I present to you somebody who's done it:

    http://www.overclockers.com/tips1144/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Sinister
    AHEM!!

    ... and you guys thought I was nutz for suggesting water cooling.

    I present to you somebody who's done it:

    http://www.overclockers.com/tips1144/
    Yes! It wouldn't work too bad if you had a good place to mount the radiator. That is the first problem to get over.

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