Everyone knows the AMD barton core runs hot, so i’m trying to cool it down as much as possible. I’ve found that sucking hot air off the heat-sink with a good 80mm fan seems to lower the core temperature compared to blowing cooler air onto it. I then adjusted my case fans so that the side fans were sucking the hot air generated by the CPU fan out of the case, and my top fan was sucking cool air in.
My temps have dropped by 6 degrees Celcius - from 45 to 39 at idle - a great improvement. So what does everyone else do…what works best for you…do you like to suck or blow?