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Hello Everyone!

So i need help/suggestions on lowering my cpu tem. So my bios reads 40c and ntunes reads c1:56 c2:60 c3:58 c4:62.

I currently have a Raidmax Smilodon case with 2x80mm(one one each side) and a 120m intake(infront of case). I have 2x8mm(one in the back and one on the left rear topside) and the 120m from the PS.

On the cpu i have a thermalright ultima 90 with a 120mm fan with the thermalright compond.

is it possible to achieve lower temps since i plan on overclocking to 3ghz?

thank you in advance!
Edited by dan12288 - 5/20/08 at 5:24pm
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post #2 of 26
Are those idle temps???!!!!!!!
Load temps?
How did you apply the thermal compound. Most people put WAAAAAYYYY too much on the first few times.
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these are idle temps. and i applied different amounts of thermal paste 4 times. the first time i got 36c idle temps. what could it be?
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post #4 of 26
take it off wipe it off do it over the right way

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post #5 of 26
I would uninstall ntune
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post #6 of 26
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okay and what is the right way? and why would i unintall ntunes? by the way ntunes i believe does not read the temps right since they are always different every time i start windows.
Edited by dan12288 - 5/20/08 at 5:43pm
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post #7 of 26
First clean off the thermal compound. I use goof off( from any hardware store, target, walmart ect) and a lint free cloth.(Many use a coffee filter, I don't drink coffee so I use a bed sheet instead) Then put a RICE sized bead of thermal compound on, don't spread it and install the heat sink.
Yo uninstall ntune go to control panel, add/remove programs and uninstall it there.
Core Temp is a better temp monitor program.
http://www.overclock.net/downloads/1...core-temp.html
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post #8 of 26
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thank you x2s3w4. the only problem i have appling the thermal paste is that when am placing the heatsink it moves around while intalling screws... since i have limited space on the board. but ill figure something out.

as for the other program will it be able to give me temps for all my hardware like ntunes.(cpu,ram, gpu, etc.)
Edited by dan12288 - 5/20/08 at 6:00pm
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post #9 of 26
Well, if you're using ntune to overclock, then you're making a HUGE mistake. If you're using it to monitor temps, that's....ok. Core-temp has a more accurate reading of temps.

And for the thermal paste, it's fine if the heatsink moves around a little bit before you tighten it down.

Coretemp download: http://files.ngohq.com/overclock/CoreTemp.zip
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thank you x2s3w4. the only problem i have appling the thermal paste is that when am placing the heatsink it moves around while intalling screws... since i have limited space on the board. but ill figure something out.

as for the ntune why would i unintall it... is there something bad about having it... this is my first build so just wondering why remove it... would i have to reinstall it?
Try not moving around the heat sink too much. You can't help moving it around a little, but that shouldn't hurt.
I misread your post. I thought you were asking how to remove ntune. No need to uninstall it.
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