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Skeegle before getting rid of that zallman try lapping it. You just may have a heatsink with a bow in it. They were having problems with them in the beggining and since I haven't heard anything good about them. This could mean that they never fixed the problem. Also don't use the fan controller, plug it directly into your motherboard. After that get some help fixing that vdroop problem. The chances that heat and vdroop are your problems are real high. Last point, like others have said you may want to look into a better PSU. Good luck.
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Mr. Deeds, thanks. Ok so it looks like Im gonna need a new PSU. Darn, I have to upgrade . Hmm I didn't know that 1.5v was pretty much required to hit 3.8ghz...if I get a Tuniq Tower which I hopefully will this week it should drop my temps like 7-8c from everything I have read, especially with my 9500 because it is performing terribly.
So: New PSU, new Tuniq Tower, Ill look up the vdroop mod and do that on my mobo, and if all is well, I may lap the CPU to get an additional 2-3c lower temps, and hopefully I can have this thing stable at 40-45idle and 55-58c load at 3.6-3.7ghz.

*EDIT*: @ Sleepy: thanks a lot man, haha I actually was typing the same things as you on our last posts. I'll definitely vdroop mod my P5B but as for lapping the Zalman, I think I will just sell it because I would really like the tuniq tower anyway, Thumper reviewed it and it dropped his temps 7-8c from his zalman and he has the exact same setup as I.
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Well I will be lapping mine this weekend and will see what I can get out of it. Just by plugging it directly to the motherboard I had about a 2 degree drop. I know I may be dreaming but I am hoping to drop another 5 after lapping. If I can get into the high 40's under load maybe I can run 2.6 24/7.
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Mr. Deeds, thanks. Ok so it looks like Im gonna need a new PSU. Darn, I have to upgrade . Hmm I didn't know that 1.5v was pretty much required to hit 3.8ghz...if I get a Tuniq Tower which I hopefully will this week it should drop my temps like 7-8c from everything I have read, especially with my 9500 because it is performing terribly.
So: New PSU, new Tuniq Tower, Ill look up the vdroop mod and do that on my mobo, and if all is well, I may lap the CPU to get an additional 2-3c lower temps, and hopefully I can have this thing stable at 40-45idle and 55-58c load at 3.6-3.7ghz.
Don't get me wrong though there are a couple golden cpus out there that can do 3.8ghz orthos stable without 1.5v but they are few and far between. If you are interested in looking for the b cpus heres the thread over at Xs.

http://xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=121638

I dont know if your lucky enough to have a frys in your area but thats where you can go and actually see the batch number on the box before purchase.

Also on the lapping i was considering doing that also because many are finding that they can reach the same speed at slightly lower volts and cooler temps after lapping so it would definately help.
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Seems to me that it doesn't really matter which E6xxx you get, they all overclock almost the same in conservative voltage and cooling. In other words, if you use air cooling and don't want to give REAL 1.6v to your chip(meaning - using a vdroop/vcore mod), then the E6700 doesn't seem like the best choice. E6400/6600 is probably.

I guess getting the tuniq and new PSU is a good option anyhow. But if you can sell your E6700 without losing money, then that really might be a nice thing to check. You're in a win-win situation.


I also have something to ask - what is Phase you were talking about earlier? It is possible that I know what that is in my native tongue, but just not english. I would appreciate an explanation.
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I also have something to ask - what is Phase you were talking about earlier? It is possible that I know what that is in my native tongue, but just not english. I would appreciate an explanation.
Phase change is a refrigeration device that cools a heatsink that attaches to your cpu keeping it in the - temperature range. I will find you a link to one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999088
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Hey guys, for my PSU upgrade, does this look like a good, sturdy, efficient powersupply? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817153042
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A few words of advice: Never buy Thermaltake. Sure, they make good cases and fans, but their powersupplies aren't that good for the money. Take a look at these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151028
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104015

There are plenty others, but FSP is perhaps one of the best ones to look at. OCZ's newer power supplies (Can't remember which ones exactly.) are actually rebadged FSP units, so they are a little cheaper for nearly identical performance.
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Thanks but those are both out of my budget. Really looking to spend about $100.
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Tough to get a really good PSU for that price.......

How about;

FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX600 ATX12V/EPS12V 600W Quad. SLi Power Supply - Retail - $129.00


However, I can offer this suggestion if you are really budget restricted....

Xion PowerReal XON-600F14T-201 ATX12V V.2.01 600W Power Supply - Retail - Retail - $54.99 after MIR

Now, I have actually been using that PSU for about a year now, it is powering my Pentium D 920 system which is overclocked to 3.8 right now. It runs 24/7 folding at full load with a PNY 6800GS, 2 hard drives, a DVD R/W and a DVD ROM drive. It is fairly strong, the 12v rail drops to 11.85 or so on full load and idles at about 12.05.

I would recommend the FSP if you can afford it, a good PSU is essential to any system, but I understand being on a budget and not having a lot of options.
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