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Holy cow does this 990X run so much cooler than my old 980X, it's like a night a day difference!

I'm using Thermalright's VenomousX Black, with 2 fans.

I'm not sure if I got a cherry cpu, or is the VenomousX Black, really that good???
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Maybe you got lucky and got it really well mounted with an optimum amount of thermal paste?
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its probably lower leakage which is good for air/water but bad for stuff like Ln2
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post #4 of 31
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Could be???

But it's running crazy cool!
It overclocks easier to, and with lower temps!
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post #5 of 31
Grats....the 990x is one heck of a chip...
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post #6 of 31
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Thanks man, I just love it!!!
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post #7 of 31
So what was the temps of the 980x versus the 990x then? Same clock speed , heat sink and fans, etc also?
post #8 of 31
Grats on the new Chip, its always nice to see an enthusiast actually enthusiastic about something lol
post #9 of 31
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
So what was the temps of the 980x versus the 990x then? Same clock speed , heat sink and fans, etc also?
The 980X I had under a Prolimatech Mega Shadow with dual fans, on a Rampage III Formula

The 980X at 3.84GHz would run from 30C > 37C idle, and 58C > 62C under full load.
Plus this was with ambient room temps of 67F
(Thats with Prime95 small fft's)

My 990X @ 4.02GHz runs 22C > 27C idle
Full load, 49C > 52C
This is with ambient room temps of 71F
Edited by Inteller - 5/31/11 at 7:10am
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post #10 of 31
That is indeed nice. Might as well hit about 4.0 - 4.2ghz and call it a day then. Looks like a great chip. Enjoy it and put it to work.

Though honestly i never trusted the sensors on the 980 -990x. They just seem off or weird to me. But i'm old and i'm sticking to that.
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