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lol im just saying cuz mine at full load its like 45-47 even with the overclocking!!! and some guides says that 50 and above its risky you know....well... im just saying imo.
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lol im just saying cuz mine at full load its like 45-47 even with the overclocking!!! and some guides says that 50 and above its risky you know....well... im just saying imo.
No, I totally understand what you're saying--I wouldn't want to run mine that hot either, and my load temps are more like yours, but a couple degrees lower when not OC'ing after the AS5 cures. But hopefully when fac's thermal compound "cures," the temps he/she sees will be a bit lower. I agree--55C is probably the limit of what I'd feel safe operating, but for normal situations, the temps reported seem fine. Well, didn't mean to give you a hard time before.
    
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I just installed a generic system fan, which I think helped reduce temps a few celsius. Later I'll install the Big Typhoon, and that'll be it for now since right now I don't want to spend more bucks in this thing.

Thank you all for your helpful comments.
Note the surface quality of the BT, it's usually very rough and often not very flat, mine wasn't! So do lap it, you will improve your temps further that way!
Also, a little tip on how I mounted a BT on my system.
I used 50mm long screws but I screwed then in from the bottom so I had studs to work with vs getting the default screws in from the top which are a pain! One thing to note... I had to grind the heads of the screws down so they cleared the case. By filing or grind them down to were there is just enough material to screw them into the base firmly, they will clear the case!
Installing nuts seemed far easier than the screw in form the top design.
    
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Why? 55C is a perfectly acceptable temp for a full-load stress test situation. Granted, the idea of "cooler is always better" still holds true, but 55 is safe for this CPU under a full-load situation. Now if it's constantly run at 55C 24/7, then I'd start to worry, but he said that normally it sits around 42C (I'm assuming that's like moderate use), which is fine for an OC using 1.45v on the ccbwe stepping. There's nothing to worry about.

fac--glad your OC is going well. Have you had any stability issues at 2.54GHz? Good luck with the OC!
Unfortunately, yes. One of my apps crashed and Orthos stopped after 4 or 5 minutes. I tried raising the vdimm a notch but it didn't help.

I decided to settle with 2.42 Ghz with 1.4 vcore, which is much safer, I think. At these settings I experienced no stability issues and Orthos ran happily for a couple hours. CPU temps never exceeded 50-53°C under the most CPU-stressful tests. At normal usage, it's around 40-42° C - and for me "normal" means heavy CPU usage.
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Note the surface quality of the BT, it's usually very rough and often not very flat, mine wasn't! So do lap it, you will improve your temps further that way!
I already installed the BT, and just like you say, it's a PITA, especially trying to screw the screws with that big ass heat sink in the middle of the way (I don't have any special tools for this). Right now I don't care if the surface of the copper plate was rough or not, I'm not going through it again.

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One question: since I have only one system fan, should I use it to push cold air in, or to pull hot air out? Right now it's on the rear of the case pulling hot air out. I think the BT is near enough the left side of the case to help pulling some cold air in.
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One question: since I have only one system fan, should I use it to push cold air in, or to pull hot air out? Right now it's on the rear of the case pulling hot air out. I think the BT is near enough the left side of the case to help pulling some cold air in.
If you have only one fan, use it as an exhaust in the rear of the case. But it would likely help quite a bit to have an intake fan pushing fresh air in from the front--likely you'll see a bit of a decrease in overall temps with an intake fan.
    
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Cool. I'll try to get a hold of a second fan, then. Anyone knows how many watts do these fans consume? Don't want to overload my PS.
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Typical fans are only on the order of watts--maybe 1 or 2 watts (depending on the fan). They don't really consume all that much juice---your 350w PSU should have more than enough for your current rig with plenty of overhead for more fans/accessories.
    
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