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Weird situation..I have it mounted on a Asus P5W DH Deluxe. Fan's spinning...rig is running..now...

for some reason when I try to adjust the RPM's knob it doesn't work. It did when I first tried it. Right now it's always on the 1500s. I got it up to around 2000 about a day ago. huh???

Here's the really weird part...the heatsink and heatpipes are COLD. Not even warm, they are cool. What is going on? Maybe I mounted it wrong? But would that be possible since the rig actually turns on?
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What are your temps like? If they're low, then who cares?
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On TAT, it fluctuates a little. It shows idle at roughly 45C - 55C. At 100% load it would go up to around 80C and I just stopped it at that point.

it is important whether the temps are high or low. If I am correct, they shouldn't be this cool.
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you mean the pipes shouldn't be that cool? those are ridiculous temps. your load should be less than 55 with a BT.
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Originally Posted by cgrado
you mean the pipes shouldn't be that cool? those are ridiculous temps. your load should be less than 55 with a BT.
agreed. getting up to 80c is SCARY. have you tried reseating it?
    
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I sure hope you meant 80F because if its 80C then shut that thing off NOW and get that BT mounted properly, did you use AS5 and apply it correctly?
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It might not be making good contact with the CPU, thus the cooler wouldnt be getting warm while the CPU would be getting hot. Overclocked core 2 duo with a BT, anywhere around 60c load would be normal. 80c load is high.
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Originally Posted by kevsta112003
It might not be making good contact with the CPU, thus the cooler wouldnt be getting warm while the CPU would be getting hot.
i don't like those intel stock clips. they annoy me. I never get good contact with a HS with those.
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post #9 of 13
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Damn it...I would reseat it but the way they have the whole mechanism is stupid. Whoever created the way the LGA775 mounts...Especially with this BIG Typhoon. it's even harder to mount.If I do that...aw man it would me a hassle. I would have to take my whole mobo out. =/
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Did you check if the clips are all the way through the board. I had a problem like that before with my old cooler where it was clipped on 2 but not on the other 2, but when i clipped the other 2 in temps dropped drastically.
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