Now that I'm working on this little machine again, I've realised I need some pretty heft cooling. Back when I had first done the project a few years back, the G3 L2 upgrade in my 6500's board was reading some pretty high temps... I added a small fan to the lower chassis, but it still didn't help much. It would freeze occasionally if I was doing a LOT on the machine, plus it's unhealthy for any processor to run hot to begin with... if I can get better ventillation in the machine, it will last longer and give me less problems.
First fan I wanted to replace was actually the upper one, just to make sure all the A/B (and second ATX PSU) components stay cool... How fast does the stock fan run? I wanted to get something stronger, so it could move more air, but not knowing what I'm working with in the first place doesn't make it easy.
And then for the lower chassis, what's the best attempt? I have a 1.5-2 inch square, quarter inch deep fan that I mounted right in the side of the chassis... it doesn't help much... I can only really use a thin profile fan, but I can't seem to find any in stores other than similar small ones. Is there a good fan outlet online? Do they have larger ones, like maybe 3x3 inch?
Don't mean to ask so many questions, but I'm kind of oblivious to fan technology (as silly as that sounds). Is there a particularly good brand, even?
Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance
(Going to try attaching an image of what I have in the chassis right now)