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I Can't wait to share my happiest moment in life so I'm not going to be wordy this time. Pictures speak a thousand words.







Finally lapped my Thermalright Ultra120 Extreme. The heatsink base was extremely CONVEX!
The lapping work took me more than 6 hours. Used 320x2, 400x2, 600x2, 1000, 1500 and 2000grid wet/dry 3M sandpapers. (more details and pics on this in the air cooled forum )




Idle state after the system finished the Vista performance rating bench.


Prime small fft stress test full load all 4 cores.



NOTICE: I'm using Vista 64bit OS. So I can only open Speedfan 4.32 to get the core temp.
Coretemp 0.94/95 and Intel TAT aren't supported in Vista x64.

Before you start flaming about Speedfan's core temp inaccuracy, know that Speefan 4.32 assumes the max Tjunction is 85c instead of the actual 100c from the Quad.
You've to ADD +15c on top of Idle/Load temps to get the actual core temps. And it's still an incredibly low temps for a high-end air cooled quad at stock settings.
*Maybe my lapped job did the trick

I've also posted the temp readings from BIOS and Asus AI suite as a reference. Those temp are always lower than the actual core temp.
So after you've added +15c on top of the core temp reported from Speedfan 4.32, the core temp is accurate and does get higher than the temp reported from Asus AI Suite and BIOS.


Here's is another reference temp reading/OC from my previous setup before I just swapped to the G0 Q6600 last night.
This is just to show you that Speedfan 4.32 is actually picking up the core temp accurately given that C2D has Tjunction of 85c instead of 100c from the quad.


    
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Talk about cheap Quad Core thrills! Preliminary OC @ 3Ghz and temps are still amazing on AIR!!
I think I may have a good chance beating some watercooled Q6600 rigs
Gotta give myself props on my lapping job again


    
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i can't wait until i get mine!

ill post results with unlapped tuniq (also using p5k deluxe )
post #4 of 291
very nice , cant wait till i get my q6600
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What's that 122C temp? PWM? Nice purchase you made there. my friend just bought a B3 stepping, and it stays around the same temps, but he isn't overclocking, and his fans are all spinning at 900rpm.
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Blimey i've only just noticed that 122C, that is hot, i know my other machine it hit 127C yesterday, today its alot better in the 50s. This one has -2, go figure lol
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Originally Posted by Spectre21 View Post
Blimey i've only just noticed that 122C, that is hot, i know my other machine it hit 127C yesterday, today its alot better in the 50s. This one has -2, go figure lol
mine hits 117-120c range...not sure what it means.

i did some research on it, and apparently NOBODY knows what it really means, so just let it be
post #8 of 291
Nothing would be working if it got to 127c. It is a error!

Ontopic. NICE results for the cooling. I'm impressed.
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I've no idea what da heck with the 127c AUX or watever temp...speedfan for sure is not reading it correctly or at least I'm preety sure it's nothing to be concerned with.
    
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21c? Incredible! What are your ambients?
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