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post #1 of 11
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i dont really understand why my temps are so high with this big a$$ cooler on the cpu. the zalman 9500 is all copper and seems like a really good choice, (it was a really expensive choice) but i still get like 62-63 temp readings on core temp under full load after about 30 mins in orthos. ive gor an e6600 oc'd to 3.0 (not that high) so whats the deal? my ambient temps are around 26-28C im not sure if this is normal or what. Anyone have any tips? is tha zalman a bad choice?
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post #2 of 11
What TIM did you use, and how much? First reseat the heatsink, and see if that helps.
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post #3 of 11
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i used the stuff that came with the zalman, i heard it worked just fine, also i can move the hs around really easily to the left and right twisting it, is that normal? i pretty much cant tighten it any more or at least i dont want to. But ill try reseating anyway.
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post #4 of 11
Mine twists easily too, but if you don't touch it, it otherwise won't move.
post #5 of 11
core temp checks the diode temp. Use everest.
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post #6 of 11
Check your core voltage as well.

make sure you use a small amount of TIM (a little larger than a grain of rice), too much can be a problem.
    
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post #7 of 11
I have Zalman 9700 and it is pretty tight. I heard many others complaining about it being so loose. When you are installing the HSF did you pay attention to install the the clip that goes through the heatsink? Seems like many people put it wrong.

As you may have noticed the clip for LGA 775 has an angle, you need to put it in a way that the sides of the clip points the ceiling not to the ground. In other words make sure to install the clip looking like a "V" so that once you start srewing each side to the mounting panel it would create the preassure to hold the HSF totaly tight not loose.

Let me know.
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post #8 of 11
9500 needs good airflow. try installing an intake fan blowing into it, and have a good exhaust fan blowing out the case behind it.

9500 cools decent but not great. i own one and i too did not get the cooling i expected for that price.
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post #9 of 11
those temp monitoring utilities don't work according to intel.

According to intel the only accurate way to get temps is o mill a hole in the heatspreader
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post #10 of 11
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probably becuae intel wants you to break your stuff so you have to buy a new one lol, ill try reseating
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