Originally Posted by Edkiefer
Like I posted above pulling in 3wire fans to the CPU and CPU_opt ones will not get rpm control, there made for 4wire (PWM fan) .your getting full speed out of them , right .
If you mean the fan controller of your case (600T) , if it is like my 500r the fan controller uses special plugs that you may either need to modify the ends . I have not done this but know if you want to switch out fan with newer ones and use fan controller you need to modify the plug end of fan .
I don't know if 600T is the same . I would not plug the CPU fan into that controller though , I think the MB ones would be better as they can be adjusted according to load/temp .
Try it in the chassis headers and see what happens with setting in bios .
I guess I can stop bothering about lowering the fan speed as long as I cant get the temps under control. No use lowering rpm if I cant lower temps.
Anyways, I finally reseated the heatsink and reapplied the TIM (pea in the middle method). Fans are connected to the CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT headers and are running at max rpm.
I'm running prime95 with 13000MB of RAM out of the 16GB with 8 workers in a custom blend. The CPU is at stock speed and volts, I have only increased the min duty cycle of the CPU fan to 100%. Temps according to CoreTemp is being indicated to be in the low 60s (61-63c) on the 1st, 3rd and 4th cores. And the 2nd core is being shown to be in the high 60s (67-69c). The second core was hitting 75c before.
This is not normal in any way, is it? What could be causing this problem? It may be that I need to reapply TIM again to get better temps, but could there be any other cause behind this?
Also, I moved the HDD cage into the ODD cage so the space in front of the 200mm front intake fan has opened up, hopefully allowing more air into the case. Did some minor cable management too with the same end in mind.
Thanks a lot! EDIT
: Scratch that. Second core is hitting about 75-76c and the third and fourth one is hitting low 70s. The first core is around ~65c. Guess I'm back to square one.Edited by ahnafakeef - 5/12/13 at 6:08am