Originally Posted by overclockerbiggsy
thanks for that, i tried them and it worked fine, BUT cpu temp goes too high on 100% load, strange because i have a ice cool antec 900 case and a zalman 9500 awesome air cooler, any ideas why its soo hot? what temps are u getting on 100% loads and idle and what cooling do u have?
My current Thermaltake Armour Jr is a POS for cooling. I've moved the HDD cage and mounted it in three of the 5.25" bays so that it doesn't block the air flow to the graphics cards from my 120mm instake. I've also tucked my redundant PSU cables into a vacant 5.25" bay and have my side panel off with some old tumble dryer pipeing leading from my window to below the CPU. I'd probably be better off switching to water cooling but I'd rather go ghetto instead. Temperatures never go above 58*C when Orthos is running but I'm looking into getting some mesh to replace the crappy see through window. At least then I can have my side panel placed back on then.
Just thought I'd point out that without fresh air from outside getting to my system it will fail Orthos within two minutes purely down to the heat working its way up to 70*C. If you want to run 3.6Ghz on your E6600, and run it stable, you're going to need a much better cooling solution. I also prefer to ensure stability by running Orthos overnight for 8 hours or so as opposed to 18 minutes.