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post #1 of 15
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i was just looking at my cpu temps and it got me thinking they were a littl;e high considering a got a 9500 LED cooler with AS5, to be honest the temps are almost as bad as stock cooling.
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post #2 of 15
what temps are you getting
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post #3 of 15
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what temps are you getting
oh about 45 idle and 50-53 load, but it is summer here in Oz which counts for alot
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post #4 of 15
ya my zalman sucks too, i lapped my cpu heatsink and i have two 80mm intake in front of case one 80mm on top blow hole and one 80 mm rear exhaust fan and the big dumb rip off zalman, and my idle temps are 36 and loaded are about 48-50 pisses me off with a coolermaster wavemaster case makes me want to go watercooling
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post #5 of 15
Wow, I have a 9700 and its amazing! I idle at about 23-25C and it's not cold here at all. Load at like 35-37C on my 2.8Ghz OC... I have great case airflow as well. Did your heatsink look like this? This is how mine looks stock:

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post #6 of 15
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Wow, I have a 9700 and its amazing! I idle at about 23-25C and it's not cold here at all. Load at like 35-37C on my 2.8Ghz OC... I have great case airflow as well. Did your heatsink look like this? This is how mine looks stock:

yeah mines the same, well it was....
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post #7 of 15
Just fyi if your case flow/ambient temp sucks so will your CPU/northbridge/video temps.
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post #8 of 15
The Zalman 9500 is a very bad cooler from my experiences. I idled about 45 and load about 60! This was at stock mind you. With my lapped tuniq tower I get 25 idle and 40load. Supposedly the 9700 is fairly good.
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post #9 of 15
i know everyones gonna say it sucks but i love my 9500! i load at about 41 and idle 29-30. before load was 50+
cant complain..
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cant complain..
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post #10 of 15
Hmmm... did you do what I did? Install the CNPS9500 backward?

It is a "pusher"....no offense, but I have seen others do it also.
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