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Running an AthlonII x3 @3.2Ghz (stock) with NQ3317 (this cooler: )


The CPU is undervolted - 1.35v stock to 1.18v. Still, I'm getting pretty high temps:

Idle - 25-35C (takes long to cool down after use)
Load - 50C+.

Room temp - 20-25C
Temp in case (as reported by HDD) - 35C

(I have a sealed case with negative air flow. Yeah, I know it's bad, work in progress .
1x 9.0mm system fan pumping air out + 2x 5mm USB fans pumping air in.)

I don't think 50C+ is a normal load temp fot 95W CPU @stock, undervolted, with an aftermarket cooler of such size!

I've been reseating the cooler several times, no joy.

Anything I'm missing?
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The idle temps are not bad they should be a little lower and same with the under load temps they aren't massively worrying.

You should consider getting getting some case fans to push cold air into the heatsink so the heat sink is blowing cold air onto the cpu because if its 35oc in side the case the cpu wont idle much below that because the air wont cool off enough from the cpu fan.
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Nah, I'm not at all comfortable with 50C for a stock, undervolted CPU... What if I ran stock volts with a stock heatsink? It'd easily hit 65C+.. Something is wrong here..
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Bad mount? Bad tim? Remount it and don't forget to apply new tim.
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I ran out of TIM during the last reseat.. Will buy on Monday along with a new intake fan. I plan on stripping the entire system and builing it up again. Hopefully the issue will vanish then.
I did a reseat about an hour ago, load temps seem to have dropped to 48C, but I can't confirm - could be caused by the room getting colder too.
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post #6 of 12
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Ok, I got a new TIM, and a 10mm intake case fan, both installed.
Idle temps - 25C-35C
Load temps - 46C

That's a drop of 5C+, but still as long as I OC, I'm hitting the 70s again, so no joy..
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why not get another cooler? now sure how that one runs but it doesnt seem to have anywhere for the air to flow. what kind of case do you have? whats your setup for your fans?
   
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post
why not get another cooler? now sure how that one runs but it doesnt seem to have anywhere for the air to flow. what kind of case do you have? whats your setup for your fans?
Just got this cooler, it's a week old, don't want to spend more ca$h on cooling Used to have AC Alpine64 until now.

I picked this one because of how many and how thin the fins of the sink are. I figured they'd be pretty good at transfering heat. +the fan is 77CFM, that's 3 times more than the Alpine64 (which was also quite decent).

I got 1x 100mm intake (about 1000+ RPM, not sure) in the lower front of the case, and 1x 80mm (3000 RPM) on the back, just to the left of the CPU. The PSU is located above the mobo, and is pulling air from the bottom.

The GPU was heating up everything else pretty bad, so I encased it. It doesn't impact the temps severely anymore.

The PC case is rather generic.
Here are some pics:
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post #9 of 12
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Removing the side panel of the case while running LinX reduces CPU temp by 10C. I guess that means my airflow is bad??

What is better - sealed or unsealed case?
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post #10 of 12
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Ok, instead of trying to make the standard airflow work, I did some experiments with the fan placement, which gave me 44C load temps (10C less than initial).

I placed the 80mm 3000 RPM fan on the side panel, right above the CPU sink, and the 120mm 1300 RPM fan on the back exit, but reversed, so it'd pump air in.
I know the air there is hot, but it doesn't seem to matter.
Purpose was to create high pressure around the CPU cooler area, in order to boost the airflow of the cooler itself, and reverse the direction of air in the case, so It'd go CPU first, then GPU, and be exhausted through the GPU cooler.

All seems to work so far, and I guess I should take that small victory and be happy with it Thanks to all for the help!
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