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Quad at 68C!!!

post #1 of 32
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OMG I just looked at my temps during a Prime95 run and they are ~68C!!!

I need a new cooler!! This Ultra X-Wind no longer cuts it!
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post #2 of 32
hrmm..are you sure you seated the heatsink to the cpu well? Maybe want to try to do a reseating?
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post #3 of 32
68c is acceptable. Unless you want to push your OC higher, no need to change HSF.
    
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68c for a G0 quad is fine but that seems real hot for 3ghz
    
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post #5 of 32
Well thats safe still but horrible for only 3Ghz. Are you sure you have the heatsink on rihgt along with thermal paste? The tuniq is great...If I had a little better air circulation and about a 65 F ambient I could hit 3.6
    
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post #6 of 32
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Will try when I'm done w/ this Physics H/W

(Always something...!)
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post #7 of 32
do you have a GO or B3? is that you temps at 3.0? either way, i would say you need to reseat, or get another cooler like you said.
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post #8 of 32
Yea, that is certainly not nearly enough cooler for a quad. It may as well be stock.

I have a ZalmanCNPS9500 right now on my Q6600 which is adequate, but I am getting a Tuniq Tower 120 here pretty soon. It was recommended to me by a lot of people on here, so I'm passing it on to you!

It's only $40! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%2btower%2b120
post #9 of 32
Your CPU is a GO stepping, not a B.... right?

72C is the thermal limit per Intel for GO
60C is the thermal limit for B - same source

Before you go and toss more cash at your system, see what you can do that doesn't cost money.... only time.

Re-seat. Several times if necessary. Try different types of TIM applications.

To get a better feel for the range of Delta (difference in temp from idle to load), run your system stock and see what kind of temps you get. This will give you a baseline from which to work.

But! First... "Go"... or "B" ?

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post #10 of 32
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Yeah... well I have a decent pump here... I was thinking about getting a water-block and 2 fan rad...
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