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post #21 of 31
well what are your ambient temps, sounds like they are in the 28c range, which would justify your temps.
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post #22 of 31
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Actually no, the air in my case is cool. I'm starting to think that for whatever reason the heatsink isn't making proper contact with the CPU. The HS does not feel warm AT ALL even when it's running at 70 Degrees. (The CPU that is.)

My ambient right now is about 20 give or take.
post #23 of 31
it's definitly not a false reading is it?
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post #24 of 31
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No, three different programs report the same temperature, bios confirms this.

EDIT: I've got to go to work soon. when I get back I'll try adding a washer to increase mounting pressure.
post #25 of 31
What sort of temps do you get at stock voltage and clock?
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post #26 of 31
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Actually no, the air in my case is cool. I'm starting to think that for whatever reason the heatsink isn't making proper contact with the CPU. The HS does not feel warm AT ALL even when it's running at 70 Degrees. (The CPU that is.)

My ambient right now is about 20 give or take.
Def some messed up temps then, you say your ambient is 20c, that's OUTSIDE the case correct? If so then yes, you should just make sure that your applying your AS5 correctly. Also try to reseat your T.R.U.E again and make sure your tightening the pins very loosely in a figure 8 pattern starting with the bottom left pin, then the top right, then the top left, then finally the bottom right. This makes it much easier to do without all the hassle of working the pins in and sliding the T.R.U.E around possibly moving the AS5 from the area it needs to be in. Then tighten them all the way using the same pattern and report back. That's just my 2 cents
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post #27 of 31
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I've been tightening the screws in a star pattern (like replacing a flat tire). My temps at stock are 35,35,31,31


Don't know if this matters, but at load there is a 8-10 degree difference in the cores.
post #28 of 31
an 8-10 degree difference in the cores?
my load temps give me about a 3 - 4 degree difference, something seems weird there :S
Those stock temps seem very similar to mine though.

Did the you notice if the temps changed much after the lap job?
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post #29 of 31
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Actually, after I lapped the Heatsink temps dropped about 2-3 degrees. After lapping the CPU.. nada.
post #30 of 31
Basic I know but.. Is the CPU fan the right way around following the cases airflow direction?
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