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A couple days ago I lapped and installed a brand new Tuniq Tower in my rig using AS5. However, I'm not seeing the cooling levels that I believe I should be getting. At 3.4GHz, I idle at around 43 deg. C, and at 2.4GHz I idle around 36 deg. C (these are both with the fan on max = 2000rpm). I seated the Tower on my CPU die with a minimal amount of adjusting, the only thing I can think of is that I either have the thumb screws holding the Tower on too tight or too loose.
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post #2 of 55
Hi.

Have you factored in the warmer ambient temperatures that come with Summer?

did you try to re-seat the HSF with less AS5 whilst ensuring that the HSF is torqued down evenly?

I have had to fiddle several times with mounting HSFs and blocks in the past until things were within expected parameters.

Give it another go... and remember if it is 30C in your house/room, things will not cool as readily or efficiently.
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post #3 of 55
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Room ambient temp is at 24 deg. C. The tower is mounted with even torque across the 4 thumbscrews, but it could be tighter. On the flipside, it is pretty damn secure as it is, and I've read on eVGA's forum of an unfortunate guy who tightened it so much that the screws touched his case's side panel and killed his CPU. I do want to get this CPU running in the 30's though.
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post #4 of 55
Sounds like a airflow issue to me. Think of it like a flowing river. You must have some heath building up in your case somewhere. Bad airflow or even heath hovering inbetween components can cause temps to skyrocket.
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what voltage for each?"
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post #6 of 55
Well.... you have an Antec 900 case, so I think that the airflow should be sufficient.... But definately a good call Pir... certainly something to make sure about.
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post #7 of 55
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CPU Voltage is left at auto, NVMonitor reports it at 1.425V. I think I'm going to re-lap it because I didn't get even close to the mirror finish that I see in the lapping guides (used 400, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 grit but didn't take as much time as I should've). I'll take some pictures of my case soon and post them so you guys can suggest anything I can do to improve airflow.
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Originally Posted by marleyforprez View Post
CPU Voltage is left at auto, NVMonitor reports it at 1.425V. I think I'm going to re-lap it because I didn't get even close to the mirror finish that I see in the lapping guides (used 400, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 grit but didn't take as much time as I should've). I'll take some pictures of my case soon and post them so you guys can suggest anything I can do to improve airflow.
Thats probably it then, set the Vcore manually.
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post #9 of 55
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I tried Vcore at 1.300V and couldn't boot, then I set it to 1.350 and booted fine but Orthos stopped after ~5 sec.
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post #10 of 55
Can you post a screenshot of your rig's setup? hard to tell what might be wrong without it. Also, those temp readings, are they from the bios or from a utility like
SpeedFan ?
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