Originally Posted by Nevdawg88
Oh I was using Realtemp to check the temperatures. I also checked Coretemp too to see if it had any difference to Realtemp, and it had it at like 5-8 degrees hotter. But I heard Realtemp is more accurate for quadcores?
For the coolers, so a rifle cooler is the way to go? That one on the very right looks pretty good, Tuniq Tower 120 Universal.
I also was looking at this one which I head is pretty good too:
Also, I did use arctic silver for the thermal paste, could it be that I put too much?
So are you saying I am having this problem because of high temps? Or are you just saying that the cpu cooler I have isnt that great regardless?
Originally Posted by pcnuttie
I use a Thermaltake Spin Q cooler and it works great, it has push pins though but NewEgg has special screws you can replace the pins but the point is, you pick whatever cooler you have as long it has good ratings and not only that the artic silver is easy, i just drop a pea size and spread it out thin THIN!.. or you can just leave it pea sized and make sure you seat your cooler on your processor flat and then start ur pc up and it takes like 200 hours to spread break in. If you wanna know more different information about the artic silver 5 google.. how to apply artic silver, they have info for that!
Dawg your temps are a little high, mine never go over 40 in real temp
Your cooler does not have enough mass to cool a quad
The V-8 is Ok going by what I've read but ether the Xigmatek with direct core contact or the True which I could not find are supposed to be the best
Pcnuttie seems to be doing good with his spin Q
I am all wet as far as cooling goes (D-tek fuzion V1 CPU - HC-16 GPU)
dawg, I think the V-8 will be fine, the X would be better but it requires it's own special method of appling the TIM to get max affectEdited by slickwilly - 8/10/09 at 3:53pm