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I just got this cooler today from newegg, and I must say that it is awesome. I have always been thoroughly impressed by Zalman. The contact surface had a mirror finish, so there is definitely no need for lapping.
I thought that I'd share with everyone
Also, if there is anyone with this cooler, share your thoughts/OCs/temps!
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post #2 of 18
what temps are you getting? make sure you have plenty of case airflow..the zalmans like it.

also, even if the bottom is mirror smooth, the real question is "is it flat?"

congarts on the new cooler tho...you upgrading from stock?
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What's your temps? My BT gets ~34c loaded in 21c ambients. And my CPU is 137w.
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What's your temps? My BT gets ~34c loaded in 21c ambients. And my CPU is 137w.
dont we know that once the BT is lapped, it is teh ubar pwnar?
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post #5 of 18
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dont we know that once the BT is lapped, it is teh ubar pwnar?
That's what I mean, but he said that the 9700 doesn't require lapping, and from what I've seen, it really doesn't
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post #6 of 18
Most of the reviews I have read say the 9700 is very good. I will be selling one in about a week as well, so be on the lookout!
post #7 of 18
I also love my 9700.
with 33°c ambient 137watt I still get 49°c
with very cold ambients i'm able to get 40°c

remember, with 1.65vcore
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post #8 of 18
I get 26C idle and 53C full load after 10 minutes of building up...then it stays at 53. (I can run for up to 5 minutes and it will be around 50C). I have my system oc'ed at 3.119 ghz currently. My vcore is at 1.525v.
post #9 of 18
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Well the arctic hasn't totally cured yet, and I'll probably end up reseating since I put it on in such a hurry.
I upgraded from an Arctic 64 Freezer that was lapped and modded with a silverstone FM92. LOL I broke the FM92 and had to mod it with an FM82.
My temps at idle dropped a few degrees...I'm at work so let me check my remote desktop and I'll get back with you. The AC is off now, so ambients are high.

BTW you guys with the Zalman: how much AS5 did you use? It seems that I should have used more...it doesn't seem like an airtight lock when I twisted it before locking it down.
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post #10 of 18
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Ok here are my temps with some hot ambients. Like I said, the AS5 probably needs to be applied again. I'm runninb 2.700 with 300 MHz HT and 1.50V Vcore. I bet I can go higher on the OC, but I probably won't test until this weekend when I have more time. Hardware testing on the weekend, gaming during the week. That's what I say!
Huh that's weird I did a screenshot on my work PC using a remote desktop connection and it still showed my home PC's resolution.
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