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Ok so I got a 960T and unlocked it to a six core perfectly fine. However I am seeing my idle temp going no lower than 46c and when doing light gaming like in black ops it hits 56c. Yes I am on stock cooler and yes I plan on getting a aftermarket cooler when I get the money. But isent the idle temp even for six cores a bit high?

Thanx for any help.redface.gif
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What thermal paste are you using?

Does seem a bit hot though that's for sure.
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Thanx Dmaster I thought so as well. I am using stock thermal paste I do have some year old artic silver should I wipe the chip and apply that? think it would make a diff?
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As long as your Artic Silver was kept at room temperature or cooler it should be fine to be used. Yes it will reduce your temps! It's still a temporary fix though, the heat sink is correctly installed and tighten down correct? As silly as that sounds, I've seen it happen multiple times. redface.gif
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yea its tightened down good. Ill apply the new paste here in a min. I know its temp I am gonna save up a bit and grab the corsair water cooler. I think its the h7o.
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You are using a 4 core stock cooler on a 6 core processor.Not only that, unlocked cores,which are usually bad,run hotter.Disable the extra cores until you get proper cooling.
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post #7 of 29
Dont buy the H70 they are not worth buying. Get a Noctua or make a custom loop. Future proof and you will love the Temps. AND it's FUN! biggrin.gif
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Dont buy the H70 they are not worth buying. Get a Noctua or make a custom loop. Future proof and you will love the Temps. AND it's FUN! biggrin.gif

Agree 100% I installed a XSPC 750 RS240 on my FX-8120 and am very happy with it. I had done a lot of searching before I went to water cooling which is were I found OCN. I have since added a 120mm Rad in push/pull and a full block for my 6950 which I could not have done with a closed loop setup like the H70. My CPU temps are around 26c idle and 33c full load. On the stock headsink fan I was running around 42c idle before overclocking and now I am running at 4ghz and maintaining the same idle and load temps of 26c/33c.

If you do go for a full loop best advice would be to read everything you can and plan your build before you buy any parts so you know exactly what you need when it is time. I went with the XSPC 750 RS240 because the kit contains everything you need but the coolant.
 
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Temps at idle are now 45c with new paste. I am worried about the reason it is high at idle but even under load 55c aint gonna hurt it, so ill keep the unlocked cores.

I would love to do a custom water loop but worried I might botch a seal or hose and assasinate my rig...lol

EDIT: Idle temp rose....
Edited by Dimaggio1103 - 2/13/12 at 11:31pm
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Ok so I went ahead and took your advice and disabled my extra cores and went back to stock settings...my temps stayed exactly the same what the crap is going on?
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