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Hey, Just put my rig together, got the case painted etc etc... Will be posting a build log soon.



My PC probe shows the NB voltages as fluctuating, like 1.42-1.44, and it gives me a warning at 1.44.
NB and SB run quite hot, I tried removing them to replace stock TIM, but to no avail, they were stuck on pretty tightly, I didn't have a blow drier but I tired used my grandpa's heating pad... CPU is a bit hot too for my liking... we'll see after 200hrs.
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Edited by feltadox1337 - 6/27/08 at 6:16pm
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Shoot man, that NB is awful hot. I heard anything over 45C causes issues in the long run. Watercooled on my rig, sits right arond 38-39C running 1.75 or so volts.
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Are there any other programs that I can use to check the NB temps? Because PC probe used to list my CPU temps around 35C while real temp and OCCT had them around 40...

Another thing. there's like an ~~4C difference b/w the temps of my 2 cores, as shown by Real temp and OCCT...

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This sucks, that's @ 4.5Ghz, 500x9 @ 5-5-5-15 (stock)
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Hope someone else can chime in on the NB temps. Does Everest check NB temps also? I would think so... I'm new to Everest.
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Hmmm. I'm using Realtemp, occt and coretemp's temperatures were 10C too high. Apparently realtemp works well for the 45nm chips. I was fortunately to have perfectly even temperatures between both cores after lapping the chip/heatsink. I lapped my q6600 and the temps were off roughly 4C from 1 set of dual cores vs the other 2.
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post #307 of 339
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Hope someone else can chime in on the NB temps. Does Everest check NB temps also? I would think so... I'm new to Everest.
Yes...All of the temperatures that the onboard digital sensor can read
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Originally Posted by feltadox1337 View Post
Hey, Just put my rig together, got the case painted etc etc... Will be posting a build log soon.


My PC probe shows the NB voltages as fluctuating, like 1.42-1.44, and it gives me a warning at 1.44.
NB and SB run quite hot, I tried removing them to replace stock TIM, but to no avail, they were stuck on pretty tightly, I didn't have a blow drier but I tired used my grandpa's heating pad... CPU is a bit hot too for my liking... we'll see after 200hrs.
You know, the X38 northbridge can take a lot of volts... 1.4x is nothing for it... You can adjust the AsusProbe thing so that it doesn't give you an alarm at 1.44V, and raise it higher.

People that have reapplied TIM to their northbridge and southbridge say that the ASUS thermal paste used at the factory is pure junk. So it's good practice to remove the heatsinks, clean the chips and reapply AS5 or some other good thermal paste... it will drop your NB temps by 4-5C just by doing that ... Other than that, to improve temps, just use a spot fan
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K, thanks... Ill see if I can find a blow drier somewhere, the heating pad didn't help at all...


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Shoot man, that NB is awful hot. I heard anything over 45C causes issues in the long run.
is this true???

Any idea about this....
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Originally Posted by feltadox1337 View Post
Another thing. there's like an ~~4C difference b/w the temps of my 2 cores, as shown by Real temp and OCCT...

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Edited by feltadox1337 - 6/28/08 at 8:35am
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here's some results on my new Formula Rampage :

CPU is X3220 (quad core Q6600 Xeon variant) @ 3.6ghz
Ram is 4gb (2x2) Gskill@5-5-5-15 and 2gb (1x2) Corsair running at 800mhz

Multiplier: 9
FSB: 400
CPU Voltage: 1.4375 (in bios)
NB Voltage: 1.37
DRAM Voltage: 2.10
FSB Term: 1.38
CPU GTL: 0.63x
NB GTL: 0.67x

I ran prime95 (all 4 cores) for 10 hours and 7 minutes overnight, 0 errors
temperatures peaked at around 72
Northbridge peaked at 50-51 ( don't know if this is good or not? a little hot?)
overall I am happy with the results!

On my previous board, the Gigabyte P35 DS3P 3.5ghz took more voltage then 3.6 on this one...
right now the priority is to slowly work my way down in voltage till I can get 3.6 running a tad bit cooler...

doing some fan reorganizing now, already dropped NB down to 45 while testing...more to come
Edited by Gunslash - 6/28/08 at 1:22pm
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