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Hello everyone, I recently bought the Thermalright Silver Arrow and OCed my rig to 4.0 stable with 1.1825 Vcore (HT off). Im seeing temps of around 43c idle and 74c load after 20 passes of linx. I was wondering if this was normal for the silver arrow especially with te Vcore that low, any information would be appreciated. Also im using MX-4 if that helps any
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That is not normal unless you're in an extremely hot room. In a 70F room and my idle temps are 25C with my Silver Arrow. Have you tried reapplying the MX-4 and re-seating the heatsink?

How did you configure the fans on your SA? What kind of motherboard temps are you getting?
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yes ive already tried it twice, i put a pea size drop on the chip, put the cooler on top and fastened it down as tight as it would go, my fans are intaking air from inside the case and pushing outside, but i have the side window taken off and a 200mm fan blowing cool air towards the cooler
    
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I would go look in the NZXT Phantom thread and confirm that you have optimal airflow. If the case is too hot then there is not much an air cooler can do for a CPU. Could you download hwmonitor or a similar program and check your motherboard temperature?
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Originally Posted by Benjammin View Post
yes ive already tried it twice, i put a pea size drop on the chip, put the cooler on top and fastened it down as tight as it would go, my fans are intaking air from inside the case and pushing outside, but i have the side window taken off and a 200mm fan blowing cool air towards the cooler
"pea size" is far too much

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"pea size" is far too much

I don't think people actually realize how big a pea is. For the longest time I've been saying pea sized until I was eating dinner one day and realized exactly how big and disgusting peas are.
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Your temps sound to hot. My i7 920 OC 3,7 GHz 1.23v does not go over 65C (hottest core) and my ambient is 30C. I am not running the 140mm fans instead I have some 120mm's running @ 1100 rpm.
    
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post #8 of 37
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ok, ambient is 31c, went back and reapplied mx-4 and still no luck, i have both fans running at 100% too
core0 on idle-45c
core1 on idle-42c
core2 on idle-48c
core3 on idle-42c
    
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post #9 of 37
Mx-4 takes some time to cure, anyway, when stress testing put pressure on you heat sink and see if temps are dropping. If they are dropping you need to screw heat sink more.
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post #10 of 37
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ok, ambient is 31c, went back and reapplied mx-4 and still no luck, i have both fans running at 100% too
core0 on idle-45c
core1 on idle-42c
core2 on idle-48c
core3 on idle-42c
Your ambient room temperature is 31C? Dang, that is pretty hot. You're going to have a hard time getting cool temperatures in such a hot room. MX-4 only improves by 1-2C when it finishes settling so you won't see too much improvement there...

I know this is silly, but open your task manager and make sure that you don't have a rogue process using up a lot of clock cycles.
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