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Last night I switched out my e6400 for a qx9650... In my htpc.

I'm running a Zalman 9500, with two case fans. The htpc is in a cabinet, and can get a little warm.

I'm at stock volts (1.25v) and easily runs at 333x10, prime stable.

BUT, my load temps are a bit on the high side.

Idle is 29-35deg. Load gets close to 72deg!

Is this to be expected for a quad in a HTPC, in a cabinet? Or should I play with the Thermal Paste/Heatsink some more?
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post #2 of 7
since it is inside a cabinet, I think those temps sound right. Try pulling it out and see if they drop at all.
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Here's your problems:

1. You're using a Zalman HSF.
2. Your case is probably very small considering it's an htpc.
3. You have it in a cabinet with probably 0 ventalation.

Now with those into consideration, those temps sound about right.
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Good to know!

Are there any non-HUGE heatsinks, that are better than the Zalman?

It feels like kinda a waste to have this QX at just 3.3ghz.

Haha!
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Your best bet would be a Corsair h70/h80, but then again that's water. But for an htpc that would be your best bet for performance/space.
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Your best bet would be a Corsair h70/h80, but then again that's water. But for an htpc that would be your best bet for performance/space.
I have no problem with the concept of water cooling. Just no room for the radiator.

I'm using this case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129054
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post #7 of 7
If you have room for a 120x38mm fan on the rear of the case then can fit a h50-h80 pretty much as it mounts internal to that 120mm location.

Edit: after looking at the link you'd probably have to make a custom loop with 80mm rad.
Edited by KusH - 7/26/11 at 9:33am
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