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If you really really want to go all out with the BT, you can do the RAMsink mod on it. You should consider lapping your heatsink and IHS as well. BTs aren't known to have smooth surfaces. Mine is pretty bad so I can't wait to lap mine as well. Doing the lapping, RAMsink mod, and putting in a higher cfm fan will sqeeze every last drop of cooling out of the BT. I think with the super high cfm fan, you're in the zone of diminishing returns but the other mods will reduce any other bottlenecks from the CPU to the heatsink.
    
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well the weird thing is that it used to idle around 38 and never go past 50 full load....it started to catch dust and before i had to switch out fans it hit 58 but i didnt play with that much....so i switched out the fan with a BT and it dropped it a couple degrees....BUT before i had to keep the case open....now i can close it and still have lower temps but my 120's are VERY VERY weak and the heat just sits in the case basically...its a freakin heat trap....i did use as5 and i think the fan is seated well also but i dunno.....
there are so many factors that can be causing your temp results its kinda hard to diagnose. For one it sounds like your air flow through the case sux. If you have a duct to your cpu fan it can help allot if you have trapped air but you need to work on removing that sinked air from the inside of the case. Getting a higher cfm fan and blowing around allot of hot air isn't going to do anything for you. And like I said before after 120 cfm copper cant sink much faster making the extra cfm useless unless you want to cool your motherboard too.
post #23 of 29
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yeah ill prolly stick with at 120-150 cfm fan for the BT....i just bought some silverstone 115cfm fans for front and back.....im just concerned with the seating of the BT....its on well but im wondering if it could use a reseat......i truly believe its where i dont have enough fans or high enough fans in the case so it causes heat to just sit in the case, plus that jacked up HD cage blocks most of the airflow....im thinking about getting a new case to finish this off once and for all cause if i go sli its gonna burn burn burn
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yeah ill prolly stick with at 120-150 cfm fan for the BT....i just bought some silverstone 115cfm fans for front and back.....im just concerned with the seating of the BT....its on well but im wondering if it could use a reseat......i truly believe its where i dont have enough fans or high enough fans in the case so it causes heat to just sit in the case, plus that jacked up HD cage blocks most of the airflow....im thinking about getting a new case to finish this off once and for all cause if i go sli its gonna burn burn burn
If you have 3 empty 5.25" bays you can buy a 120mm kama bay grill with fan mount that usually helps allot when you own a case with poor intake. I had problems with my aurora’s intake air flow so I bought one of these and it matched my case. Try to equalize the amount of exhaust vs. intake you have for the best results. If you make sure ambient air is getting into the case it could make a huge difference. Also use little as5.

this is the grill im talkin about. comes in silver or black.
http://www.xoxide.com/scythe-kama-bay-cooler-black.html
post #25 of 29
exactly how much AS5 did you use. I thought I was frugal when I first applied mine. Last month, I reapplied using much less, and reseated my HSF. My load temp dropped from 44 to @ 38-39. I used less than a small grain of uncooked rice of AS5.

BTW, I'm using an AC Freezer 64 modded with a Vantech Tornado.
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post #26 of 29
dono if your talkin to hairston630, or me. I use 1/2-2/3 a grain of rice. I let the sink or waterblock do the spreading for me when I seat it. Then you gota wait for it to cure. after that it should drop temps 3C.
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im thinking about reseating the sink and then if that doesnt work im gonna lap it and do it all over again....with less than half a grain of rice.....HEY what is the best way to remove the heatsink fan from the cpu when ur pulling the fan off??....sway left to right while pulling up is the best isnt it??
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ive really gotta do something about this proc.....i mean my temps just jump erratically(spell check please) and they can fluctuate from 3-5 degrees at one time in just a manner of second.....something TRULY is screwed up
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[QUOTE=hairston630;1531040]awesome....that is good news....and as far as sound is concerned im not concerned to the LEAST because i wear headsets the whole time and when im not using the PC its turned off ......i think im gonna grab one...now getting it to fit in my thermaltake armor junior case is the next prob : / ......thanks for the replies also![/QUOTE

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