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Is it right that with a Thermaltake Big Typhoon with Ultra 5+ silver compound on an AMD 3400+, which is running on a Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard (754) to be at 38C with just like MSN, music and stuff open? Have not tested full load off gaming yet, will do so now tho!
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Well mine is at 32c just now - Music MSN Xfire Firefox Folding - Sounds a bit high.

How long has the ultra5 Been on it - May need to give it a few days to burn in
    
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yea just installed in like 15 minutes ago. its at 42C after a game load of half-life 2 Deathmatch.

I'll give it a few days
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Is it right that with a Thermaltake Big Typhoon with Ultra 5+ silver compound on an AMD 3400+, which is running on a Asus K8V SE Deluxe motherboard (754) to be at 38C with just like MSN, music and stuff open? Have not tested full load off gaming yet, will do so now tho!
38C seems 1 or 2 degrees high for around idle. You may want to examine your case airflow. I have Antec's P180 which separates the PSU & HDD's into a separate chamber at the bottom of the case, and has two outtake fans at the top (with optional intake in middle).

Running the Athlon64 4000+ around idle I get 32C and with a heavy load (not gaming load however) I run at 39C with the stock CPU fan. (I'm still waiting for my Big Typhoon VX to arrive).

Note the San Diego 4000+ runs at Vcore 1.36 with 90nm production - so there is some difference there but I don't think the difference between 3700+ should be a 6 degree difference (where's Kevin Bacon?).

ALSO: Did you lap your BT before mounting it? I've read lapping can make a difference especially with the BT as its base is not buffed that well by Thermaltake.
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Yeah Give it a few days - Mine never goes over 42c
    
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post #6 of 16
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I may try lapping when I install to the new rig when I finish buying parts. (Going to an AMD 4600+ with an Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe (bought few days ag), and maybe a XFX geforce 7900 GS OC or somethin like that.

How do you lap exactly? just use fine sandpaper on the bottom?

And as for my case, I'm running in an Acrylic case (so pimp). So I have a Rear Fan(out), Side Fan(out), front fan (in). The inside of my case is idling at 29C so thats not to bad. When winter comes my last case idled about 18-25C.

We'll see, can't wait for new rig
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Lapping it will give you a nice temp boost. My unlapped BT gets me 20C idle
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Other problem i've now noticed is everytime I boot up it says cpu fan error press F1 to resume or something like that?

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bump...

Anyone tell me why i get the cpu fan error press F1 to resume on bootup?
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Do you have a fan plugged into the CPU fan header? If not, I'm sure you can disable the alarm in the BIOS.
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