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post #1 of 18
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This is my air cooling setup:
2 x 120 mm front intake(1 Tuniq tower fan, 1 thermaltake thunderblade)
1 x 80mm rear exhaust
1 x 120mm exhaust
1 x 25 cm side intake
Cooler Tuniq tower lapped w/silverstone

It's loud as hell which i dont have a problem with if it actually gives me good cooling. Im getting 40 idle and 55 load temps in 30 ambient! Wat shud i do?
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post #2 of 18
Sounds like a bad job of thermal paste.
Also - did you use AS5, and did you follow the guide for C2D chips?
    
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yea i applied as5. Didnt get ur c2d guide comment though. Dyou mean where we apply a single line of paste?
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post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by dpawl31 View Post
Sounds like a bad job of thermal paste.
Also - did you use AS5, and did you follow the guide for C2D chips?
Well are you overclocked? And what is your vcore?

Also, like dpawl said, there is a specific method to applying AS5 to C2D's, visit arcticsilver.com to find it.
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post #5 of 18
Correct me if I am wrong but doesn't the armor use cages top to bottom?
You could set up like mine (see gallery) with your 120mm intake up top, so you get direct airflow to the RAM/CPU cooler.
Maybe you could also mount that 120mm exhaust as a push pull setup on the tuniq, and just leave the 120 slot open for exhaust vent.
    
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post #6 of 18
tats that my pd with a zalman 9500 only hits 60c running 4.5ghz and idles around 40c. Make sure your heatsink is making good contact.
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post #7 of 18
Try this, if you can, it is supposed to work great:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...od-thread.html

Then you can optimise your airflow, then you could lap the CPU/Heatsink. That's about all you can do, other than an air conditioning unit.
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanad View Post
yea i applied as5. Didnt get ur c2d guide comment though. Dyou mean where we apply a single line of paste?
http://www.arcticsilver.com/ins_rout...2intelas5.html

Select dual core and you're off

Sounds like too much paste to me.

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Originally Posted by Lozza View Post
Try this, if you can, it is supposed to work great:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-cooling/205525-audis-arctic-silver-5-mod-thread.html

Then you can optimise your airflow, then you could lap the CPU/Heatsink. That's about all you can do, other than an air conditioning unit.
Yeah... those stock tips are horrid lol.
I don't think he needs to lap, or an A/C lol.
He should get better temps than that... he may also have a faulty sensor? And what program are you using to monitor temps?
    
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post #9 of 18
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Will try it. Damn i gotta take everything apart again!
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post #10 of 18
first, i'd never set a blowhole fan as an intake. imo, it should always be an exhaust. second, your ambient temp is 30°C, which is very high. high ambient temps make a really big difference with air cooled systems. my CPU can easily idle 10°C higher or more during the day than it does at night.
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