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post #1 of 20
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Yo,

I'm thinking about moving to C2D and am planning on getting a freezer7 pro due to all the great reviews it's gotten, but I saw one review on overclockers.co.uk (4th review down) where a guy said he had his running at 3GHz and it ran at 20 degrees C.

That's nonsense right? I mean if ambient temp. is around 20-21 then even if it's a good (air) cooler then the CPU is gonna be hotter by virtue of simply running.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
    
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post #2 of 20
my freezer 7 pro would idle at 26c and my room was about 20c @3ghz
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post #3 of 20
That's about as good as it gets. 26C with 20C ambient, I can believe that. Idle temp equal to ambient... no way.
    
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post #4 of 20
he probably had his windows open and a real low ambient temp
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post #5 of 20
yeah chozart is right, i have a ac7 and i get idles of 27C-30C. who ever said that is crazy.
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post #6 of 20
Man, the stock Intel cooler keeps me at 30C with a 1C ambient. That's aweomse isn't it?!


(yes, i'm joking)

Sounds like a good deal, 5-6C above ambient is nice.
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post #7 of 20
Not impossible.

With my 3700+ i was running it (not lapped nor was my TTBT) at 21C on air.

Granted this was in winter when ambient was about 10C and had my windows open. Got very cold

If he is running on stock volts then it MAY be possible, but C2D do tend to be hotter than any other CPU anyways, so ig uess it could be either way really.

Could be true, could be false.
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post #8 of 20
yeah my 6320 with my typhoon was 17C stock
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post #9 of 20
Yuppers... Air and water cooling must abide by the laws of thermodynamics.

20C would have to be in an operating ambient temp of (guesstimate) around 10-15C... and perhaps under-clocked and under-volted.
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post #10 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by AKAeric View Post
my freezer 7 pro would idle at 26c and my room was about 20c @3ghz
Really? My ambiants are about 20c and idle is at 41-43, load at 55-57. Same hs, e6700 at 3.0ghz and 1.375 volts. What the hey!
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