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hey guys, iv had my opty sitting perfect @ 2610Mhz for the last month, with no problem with heat/stability etc. load temp was 50c when running orthos.
im now trying to get my oc higher, and have set my FSB to 300Mhz to give me 2.7(9x Multi), 900Mhz HTT and 207Mhz Ram. with 1.35Vcore
trouble is, the cpu runs HOT....56C+ when running orthos. (see pic).
both the cpu and the hsf have been lapped to 1500grit, and i have good air flow in my case.
anyone have any tips that i could try to reduce my temps?
(without watercooling for now)
thanks.
cat.

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have you tried a nicer fan? Ive heard the silverstone FM92 (i think that si the name) will be a lot better than the stock AC64 pro fan
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did you try reseating it? and have the ambient temps changed?, that could change temps a bit
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What does CoreTemp ver .94 give?
http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com/CoreTemp/
    
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There are several things you can do to increase your cooling. You can cut out your case fan grills to increase air flow in and out of your case. You can reseat your HSF. You can clean out all of the dust that accumulates on fans, grills, heatsink fins, etc. to improve air flow. You can get more powerful fans. The biggest thing you can do to lower your temps is to get a new HSF, which is also the most expensive however. The Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme is supposedly the best air cooling HSF available now. Check it out here.
    
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Just a caveat about the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme: It doesn't come with Socket 939 mounting hardware. Big bummer for S939 loyalists. However, Thermalright does advertise it on their website. It's identical to the one found in the "regular" Ultra 120. However, it's a little tough to find.

An alternative (which might be better, actually) is this. It's the same mechanism used to mount the Thermalright SI-128, and it doesn't require motherboard removal at all. It uses the stock AMD K8 retention bracket as well. And it's also almost the only way that you can orient the Ultra 120 (and Ultra 120 Extreme, of course) so that the airflow from the fan is pointed horizontally. (DFI boards are the only exceptions; when mounting an Ultra 120 on a DFI, because of where the screw mounting points are, the Ultra 120's airflow will be horizontal.)

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you could pop the IHS off...usually drops the temps around 4-7C
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did you try reseating it? and have the ambient temps changed?, that could change temps a bit
yup, it got re-set when i lapped my 64pro and again when i lapped the cpu
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