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I recently installed the Ultra 120 Extreme on my 6420, and the temps seem a little bit high. Idle is hovering at 29, occasionally 28, right now, which I'm fine with, given that my ambient is 29, and that it's like 35C outside right now. The load temps seem quite high, though. Full Orthos load on both cores is about 48C. Is that too high, or am I just freaking out for no reason?
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post #2 of 15
It seems right to me, mine also jumps +20c from idle to load.

EDIT: You can also check airflow, and reseat that think...maybe it can help. Look out with too much paste.
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That's really nothing to worry about. My Ultra 120 eXtreme has a 103CFM Panaflo strapped to it, and it sits atop a 3.42GHz E6600. Load temps are nearing 60C for me. I think I'll lap it this week(end) when I have time. I wouldn't worry about those temps.
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I've reseated once, used just a rice sized dot (Ceramique), and the airflow seems good. The temps did drop 5C the time I reseated it.

I guess I'm just freaking out a bunch for no good reason. Thanks a bunch.
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post #5 of 15
noting wrong. a deltaT of 20C is perfectly normal. my temps rise 15-20C depending on ambient.
post #6 of 15
The fact that you idle at what you ambients are is outstanding! Reseat with as5 (ceramique is great for those sub-0 temps) and use the small line method. But according to your temps, you don't really have to do this. Good overall. Good luck.
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post #7 of 15
my BT gets 60 load, its lapped with a 78cfm thunderblade (with a 151cfm fan it gets 57 load) so that seems great

im at 1.45VCore btw, what VCore you at?
    
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post #8 of 15
I would question your idle temps. Are these core or case temps? Either way, they cannot be less than ambient with air cooling. With chilled water, yes.

What are you measuring the temps with?

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post #9 of 15
Well if you're temps are lower than what you THINK is ambient, the ambient may be even lower in your house.
post #10 of 15
Might be a mounting issue like this one:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=146351

Solution discussed here:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=145499

What voltage are you giving your CPU? Those temps aren't that bad if you're overclocked and have high ambients. Have you thought about lapping the base? My Ultra 120 Extreme gives me great temps given the 30C ambients in my room.
    
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