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As the title says, I need a hsf for my new build. I have the TT armor w/ 25cm fan and a Q6700. I have moved the fan to the outside of the case for more room. I want to OC my Q6700 to 3.5ghz or higher but will probably leave it at 3.5. I am not really liking the TRUE b/c I am not interested in having to lap it and my processor before I can use it. I have heard that almost all TRUEs come concave. I want the best hsf right out of the box and later on down the road if I decide to lap it then I can do so. Other than that I am open to all options (must fit into case). Thanks!
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I'm using a TRUE right now unlapped. (Too lazy to lap it lol).

Getting very good temps at 1.43vcore 3.6GHz. Never goes above 58
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post #4 of 15
I've got the same setup.

Armor with side fan (I've also moved it to the outside) and a Q6700.

Running 3.8ghz daily.

The temps with my TRUE, unlapped, were nearly the same (1 to 2 degree difference) as with it lapped. Really wasn't a dramatic change.

And the TRUE was convex as opposed to concave.

    
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If I receive a TRUE that is convex, can I lap it and not my cpu? Or will I need to lap both?
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by AlphaDog11790 View Post
If I receive a TRUE that is convex, can I lap it and not my cpu? Or will I need to lap both?
I think most (all) TRUE's are, by design, slightly convex. There's a post somewhere with the details from the Thermalright designers.

Basically, it boils down to them knowing that most all core 2/core quads are, in turn, concave ... and so they made the TRUE slightly convex to better fit the concave CPUs.

...

That said, I'm using a lapped TRUE with a non lapped Q6700.

Here's a 20 min load temp with a room ambient of 22C:

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I'd highly recommend the TRUE. Lapped or not.

I may lap my Q6700 in a month or two ... may not.

For now, considering the volts I have to run to get stable at 3.8ghz ... I think the temps are gravy.
    
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post #7 of 15
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awesome. Well given that info, I may go ahead and get the TRUE. What fan do you suggest I put on it?
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Originally Posted by AlphaDog11790 View Post
awesome. Well given that info, I may go ahead and get the TRUE. What fan do you suggest I put on it?
Personally.

I'd recommend two fans.

One pushing and the other pulling.

Like this:

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In that pic, I'm using two Silverstone FM121's.

The point of that set up is to allow both fans to run at very low RPM's (very quiet) which, generally will equal better or same temps to a SINGLE of the same fans running at max (very noisy!).

Also, ... this winter when I go for a 12ghz overclock, I'll be able to max the FM121's out (they really blow some air when running full blast!).



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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Personally.

I'd recommend two fans.

One pushing and the other pulling.

Like this:

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In that pic, I'm using two Silverstone FM121's.

The point of that set up is to allow both fans to run at very low RPM's (very quiet) which, generally will equal better or same temps to a SINGLE of the same fans running at max (very noisy!).

Also, ... this winter when I go for a 12ghz overclock, I'll be able to max the FM121's out (they really blow some air when running full blast!).



Have fun.
You mean 16ghz, right? 4 cores*4ghz=16
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You mean 16ghz, right? 4 cores*4ghz=16


16ghz FTW.
    
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