Originally Posted by bh626pro
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?
Those are the core temps. I've used both the BIOS and Core Temp to measure idle, and only Core Temp to measure full load. The ambient temps are at about 26-27C, about five or six degrees Celsius lower than outside, so the idle temps should be accurate.
Originally Posted by Sreenath
im at 1.45VCore btw, what VCore you at?
Right now I've set it to 1.41 volts, but I think it's like .03 volts lower actually.
Originally Posted by afzsom
Just did the lap job tonight because I was bored and had nothing better to do. Didn't take any pics since I don't have a good camera. I used two sheets of 400, followed by two sheets of 600, and one each of 800 and 1500. Total process from shutdown to powerup was a little over 3 hours, and I'm happy to report it was well worth the time and effort to lap my heatsink (havent touched my E6600 yet).
Idle - 33C
Load - 58C
Idle - 27C
Load - 44C
This is all at 3.46GHz, with 1.45vcore (BIOS), showing 1.344v under load in Windows.
Wow. Those are amazing results, especially for not lapping the CPU. If I've got the time sometime soon, I've got to lap both the heatsink and CPU. I didn't realize how horrible these bases could be.
Thanks a bunch for all the help, guys!