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I dont recall now, I think I had it a 1.40v. I had to dial it back to 2.8 because of heat issues, I need to get a new heatsink that actually works.
BlackOmega, have you checked out the surface of the Thermaltake V1 to see if it's in good condition? Perhaps it's concave/convex or maybe even scratched. That could be hurting your cooling. Have you thought about lapping the surface? I'm almost positive you have the available resources

Good luck buddy
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post #9122 of 28692
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I dont recall now, I think I had it a 1.40v. I had to dial it back to 2.8 because of heat issues, I need to get a new heatsink that actually works.

Thermaltake V1
I'm seing that heat is a problem with these 110 watt cpu's and nforce 4 chipsets. does anyone have a good free solution to monitor my temps on the dfi nf4 boards???
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I'm seing that heat is a problem with these 110 watt cpu's and nforce 4 chipsets. does anyone have a good free solution to monitor my temps on the dfi nf4 boards???
N2Gaming, I use Everest to monitor the temperatures on my DFI motherboard. You can download this by going here: http://www.lavalys.com/products/over...&ps=UE&lang=en. It shows the System and PWM temperature as well.

Both my cooler and processor have lapped surfaces but I'm using a cooler that was designated for a single core processor. I'm having good luck with it so far. The 110TDP is a tad on the warm side but a lot of the newer coolers shouldn't have cooling problems. If the surface is horribly bad then that's a different story.

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BlackOmega, have you checked out the surface of the Thermaltake V1 to see if it's in good condition? Perhaps it's concave/convex or maybe even scratched. That could be hurting your cooling. Have you thought about lapping the surface? I'm almost positive you have the available resources

Good luck buddy
I'm pretty sure it's concave. Last time I tried to reseat it it only contacted on the edges. I used a fairly thin coat of TIM though. Thin enough where I could actually see the print on the top of the CPU, mind you that was suggested by Thermaltakes tech support. The first time I seated it it did fully contact. I used a thicker coat though.

Yeah I have the available resources but at the price I paid for it, I expect it to be prefect, well at least not messed up on the absolute MOST important part of it. I think Im going to go with the Coolermaster Gemini 2. It not only cools the CPU but the mobo/ram as well. I read a couple of reviews and it did REALLY well. Almost as well as the Ultra Chill tec. It was within 1-2* on everything. Which is VERY impressive. And the best part about the review I read is they actually tested it in a case not with a mobo screwed to a board (tomshardware). And they not only monitored CPU temps but case temps, and mobo temps etc.
Granted its not pretty, BUT itll keep my rig cool to the point I can actually put the side cover back on and not worry about going to 65*c and 50% load.

Even the stock AMD cooler with the tornado on it does a MUCH better job than the thermaltake. Newegg still wont post my last review. I slammed it pretty hard I going to see if newegg will exchange it for me with out making me take the 15% hit. As it did not perform as advertised.
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Not pretty? I think the GeminII is really attractive. I seem to recall a club member having one; I will investigate.

Found it: TestECull.
     
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Not pretty? I think the GeminII is really attractive. I seem to recall a club member having one; I will investigate.

Found it: TestECull.
Relatively speaking of course......
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Reminds me of my Zalman CNPS9500LED which I sold to Xyro. Both are bright copper with radial fins in heat pipes. The big disadvantage to them compared to an SI-128 or a GeminII is that the fins are open as opposed to in a box. I cut easily. VERY easily.
     
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I used to run a GeminII a while ago. Straight out of the box it works pretty well; I wonder how much better (if at all) the performance might have been had I decided to lap it. I think much depends on the fans you use on it. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to use any of my ultra-powerful fans on it, so I don't have any definitive data to support my theory.

It's not as good as, say, a Thermalright Ultra 120/Ultra 120 Extreme or a SI-128SE, but it's not awful either. It kept an Opteron 170 @ 2.72GHz to around 57-60 degrees C at the cores at full load, in a bedroom that got as warm as 32 degrees C. VCore was around 1.375V.

I may reuse this HSF in the future and test how well it responds to improved fan performance and lapping.
    
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Or you can lap it and ship to me as a Christmas gift old buddy old pal?

I will be away from OCN for an hour or so. (I hope.) My OP750 came, I hope it gets rid of my "Crossfail" as XyroTR1 says.
     
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I'm pretty sure it's concave. Last time I tried to reseat it it only contacted on the edges. I used a fairly thin coat of TIM though. Thin enough where I could actually see the print on the top of the CPU, mind you that was suggested by Thermaltakes tech support. The first time I seated it it did fully contact. I used a thicker coat though.

Yeah I have the available resources but at the price I paid for it, I expect it to be prefect, well at least not messed up on the absolute MOST important part of it. I think Im going to go with the Coolermaster Gemini 2.
BlackOmega, if you have time I'd still lap the Thermaltake. You never know, the results may be surprising and you may end up saving money. I do understand though when you say "I expect it to be perfect". It almost makes me wonder how well these coolers are manufactured and how much time is actually spent making sure the base is some what decent.

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