Originally Posted by pnuttz
anyone watercooled the 8400?? how big of a difference in temp drop??
I went from a zalman to what i have in my sig now. I got a big difference in temps. About a 12c drop all around. Load to the "cpu" is now 36c, on air it was 48c. The cores are buggy, but it shows a 10 difference as well. I don't know why people keep going by the core temps (tj) instead of the cpu temp (tcase). After all the 74c max on intel's site, is for the tcase sensor. The CPU temp fluctuates perfectly. With 21c idle.
With stock clocks and voltage with my water cooling, the load temp is virtually the same as the idle temp, doesn't move.
Everyone says temps are not an issue with these, i think they're wrong. People are killing these chips with air cooling, they're overheating.