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post #11 of 26
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Ok, I'll go try that and see what happens, but yes, my heatsink is blowing into an exhaust fan, I thought that would help push the heat out of the case. Was that not the best thing to do?
post #12 of 26
I have mine blowing towards the rear exhaust too, whatever works best with your case.
Is your heatsink mounted with pushpins or bolt on? Can't remember if you're using the stock HS or not, if not did you fit it when your mobo was already in your case? It's best to do it outside of your case and look at the back of your board to make sure the pins have gone right through properly..

I just noticed your CPU cooler has the heatpipes in direct contact with the CPU, how did you apply your thermal paste? Best to apply it differently than normal with these kind of HS, with mine I filled in the grooves between the copper pipes and the alluminium then put a thin line on each off the inside alluminium parts.. I suck at explaining this will show you better

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

I used the last method.
Edited by GeforceGTS - 6/8/08 at 9:22am
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 
Ok, I saw a place online where it said to make a line down each of the pipes and that's the way I did mine.

And yes, I put the cooler on when the mobo was in the case. I ran into a problem, though, and ended up having to pull the mobo out to get one of the push-pins in. The reason I REALLY don't want to try and reseat the HS is because on one of the pins, the plastic part around it got bent, and the only way I was able to get it through the mobo was to get some needle nose pliers and press it together and stick it through the motherboard. Think that maybe because of that it's not sitting right? What can I do to fix this? Would Newegg take a return on the heatsink for that or can I buy another plate for it or something? Thanks.
post #14 of 26
Your fan is placed right. It should be blowing air to the exhaust. Is this your first system that you built? When I examined your pic with my pic, I saw your VID(Core Temp) had 1V higher than mine. Q6600 is very heat consuming processor, so what I'll do is try to fine tune in your bios. I think that the positioning of your fans should not impact +10 degrees, so I think it's an issue with some voltage. Download HW monitor and update the pics. http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php
Also, properly give me a link of your comp case and CPU cooler so I can research and give you solution.
And newegg does a great job of custom services. Well, you better think about good excuse and use your intense negotiation skill(online chat is good) to waive all restocking fee and other charges. If I were you, I think I'd look for better cooler or something. I'm not familiar with your mobo's capabilities, so can't tell you much about that. In conclusion, if everything comes out that there is no error in your part, you have no future of OCing that Q6600. If no OC, I'd rather buy DELL.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 @ 3.20GHz (lapped) DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS MSI 8800 GTS 512MB G.SKILL 2(2 X 2GB) Dual Ch. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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Antec 900 
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post #15 of 26
Get the Thermalright ultra bolt-thru kit for it i'm getting one for mine.. Did you use the thermal paste that came with it? I'd use something else, watch all the black crap that comes off when you clean it, if you have..

My VID is 1.325 too ;[
Edited by GeforceGTS - 6/8/08 at 4:32pm
post #16 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the responses. I'll post another SS below with HW monitor below. As for the links to my cooler, the official site is here and the newegg link is here. My case is a rebadged Lian-Li full tower that Best Buy clearanced out. It's off their website now, so there's really no way to give you any kind of link to that, however a lot of people on here have them, so they're all over the case mod forum. If there's any other information you need about it, just let me know and I'll do what I can to help. I can also take more pictures if it would help. I know the cooler is a good one, it's rated very high on several websites (even higher than TRUE in some cases) and a lot of members on here have them. There's even a thread here where someone pitted the Xigmatek against a TRUE.

As for thermal paste, I used Arctic Silver 5 paste. However, this is my first build, so it's possible I didn't use enough or used too much or maybe I just didn't get it bolted down right. If you wouldn't mind GeforceGTS, could you post a link to where I can buy a bolt-thru kit that would work for my cooler? Once again, thanks for all the help!
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
Just something else to throw out there that I need to check, but the fan on my HS is supposed to blow out towards my exhaust fan, correct? Now that I think about it, I just installed the fan the way it was in the picture on the instructions and didn't even look at the airflow to make sure it was blowing out. Will check that tonight, but just wanted to make sure I was right about that.
post #18 of 26
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Ok, looking for the bolt-thru kit to put on my heatsink. Would this be the one that works? Anyone have any idea?
post #19 of 26
Hmm thats only the back plate I think.. I'm struggling to find one myself in the UK, whenI find a link i'll let you know

http://www.acousticpc.com/thermalrig..._thru_kit.html

Now if only I could find one in the UK. ;l
Edited by GeforceGTS - 6/9/08 at 8:32am
post #20 of 26
You are planning to buy equipments right? I see you are using SLI GPUs. You have good stuff except that you didn't know the real importance of CPU cooler. TRUE sounds good, i use Tuniq and I'm happy about that. Can you link me your computer case? And what memory do you have?
    
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Q6600 @ 3.20GHz (lapped) DFI Lanparty DK P35-T2RS MSI 8800 GTS 512MB G.SKILL 2(2 X 2GB) Dual Ch. 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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Antec 900 
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Seagate 7200rpm 250GB Vista Home Premium 64-bit Acer 22" Corsair 550W 
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Antec 900 
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