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Results after Reseating My Tuniq Tower 120

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I was getting idle core temperatures of 42 degrees C when the ambient temperature was just under 25 degrees C - and this at stock speeds for my E6700! My IHS would be around 28 or 29 degrees C. So I decided to remove the motherboard and reseat the Tuniq Tower when my most recent shipment came in...

I was in too much of a hurry to take pictures (sorry!), but the method I used was putting a drop of Arctic Silver 5 in the center of the IHS, then using a stretched plastic bag over my finger to spread the thermal compound into a square, but not quite up to the edge of the IHS. I figured applying the Tuniq Tower 120 was as much pressure as its mounting system would allow would squeeze the rest of the thermal paste out, and if not it doesn't matter as the dies aren't near the edge anyway.

I then did a burn in with Orthos for 8 hours, followed by a session a day later of 16 hours, and my temperature. The room temperature (ambient) right now is 16 degrees C and my idle core temperatures are 30 degrees C, with my IHS at 19 degrees C. Having my IHS temperature so close to the ambient temperature means I have extremely good thermal transfer occuring, so I am quite happy with the results. I have also noticed that before the cores were as much as 14-15 degrees C hotter than the IHS, whereas that difference is now only 10-11 degrees C. So after the reseating, I see a minor improvement in the IHS temperature (maybe 1 degree C), but a significant change of around 3 degrees C in the temperature differential between the IHS and the cores.

After seen the results, I have come to the conclusion that I had a decent thermal bond between my IHS and Tuniq Tower before, but I didn't have enough pressure applied to CPU itself via the mounting brackets so that is why I am seeing the better temperature differential between the cores and the IHS. Either way, I got better results so I suppose the effort was worth it!

I also checked my processor stepping, and it is L628A303. Don't know if that's good or bad, so any information on that would be appreciated!
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Weird, my Core temps are slightly lower than my IHS temps(28° core:31° IHS) according to speedfan and everest with an ambient temp of about 20c (EDIT: And thats with my TT120's fan on @ 50%, I'd probably get even cooler with it on 100%)

According to this thread http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...c-voltage.html these guys also have the 28A week/stepping and this is their oc results

L628A NuclearJock 3.24@1.28
l628A kanny 3.5@1.48
L628A WitchFire 3.6@1.425
L628A MadMax22 4.0@1.55 (phase)

Hope that helps a little
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Weird, my Core temps are slightly lower than my IHS temps(28° core:31° IHS) according to speedfan and everest with an ambient temp of about 20c.

According to this thread http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...c-voltage.html these guys also have the 28A week/stepping and this is their oc results

L628A NuclearJock 3.24@1.28
l628A kanny 3.5@1.48
L628A WitchFire 3.6@1.425
L628A MadMax22 4.0@1.55 (phase)

Hope that helps a little
Thanks for the stepping information, but those are for E6600s according to that thread. I have an E6700. The only person on that thread with my stepping has a much lower voltage and a much higher frequency, so either my CPU is unusually bad for its stepping or that person isn't using air but water or phase (probably water).

Also, I should point out that it is physically impossible for your IHS to be hotter than your cores, as heat flows from a cold body to a warm body, so if your IHS were warmer than your cores, then your cores would be cooling your IHS, which obviously doesn't make sense. Something is reading temperatures wrong for you.
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lol opps. I think I just you had a e6600 for some reason >_< Silly me



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I didn't say I didn't believe you, I'm just saying that those readings are physically impossible, as in they violate the laws of physics...
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The CPU temperature isn't the IHS, the temperature sensor could be anywhere around the socket. Heat will be passed back to the board too and won't be expelled as there is no fan there, so if thats where the sensor it that explains the readings.

stargate - from what I remember the 28A is a very good stepping
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