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ambients are around 26-30C. my load temps are in the low 60s at 3ghz. would it be worth the upgrade? about how much would my temperatures drop if...

1) Vendetta 2 stock fan

2) Vendetta 2 w/ Ultra Kaze (or something similar)

any advice would be appreciated. thanks.
Edited by aznspng - 6/30/08 at 1:21am
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please help. i want to try increase my oc. thx
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Hey, welcome to OCN.

well, your ambient temp is pretty high, but from this reveiw, it shows that with Vendetta 2 you should expect to see your load temps to be somewhere around 15c higher than ambient... so your load temps should go do to somewhere around 41-45c. Things probably won't work out to be exactly that in your case (the tests were in open air), but as long as you've got decent airflow in your case, I bet it wouldn't hit more than 45-50c. Hope that helps.
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I don't know about the S-963, but have you tried lapping it / using better TIM? That could make some more headroom for OCing. If you still aren't satisfied, then I would move to using better fans / cable managment. Then at the end of all that, if your temps still aren't good, the Vendetta 2 is an option, and you should get about 5-7C better off load especially after the little mods.
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Thanks for the quick replies. Sorry for the lack of info in my first post. I'm no good at it but I used MX-2 TIM and tried to reseat it a couple of times. I havent yet found the right amount to put as it hasnt spread out over the entire IHS. I also have a scythe 100mm fan on it now. My stacker 830 is big and my cables are all behind the mobo tray so I dont think i have problems with airflow.

Would lapping only the heatsink give any improvements? I read a couple posts saying that HDT are hard to lap.

I'll keep trying to reseat for now. Logan's 50C prediction looks nice and I'll eventually move to a vendetta 2. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by aznspng View Post
Thanks for the quick replies. Sorry for the lack of info in my first post. I'm no good at it but I used MX-2 TIM and tried to reseat it a couple of times. I havent yet found the right amount to put as it hasnt spread out over the entire IHS. I also have a scythe 100mm fan on it now. My stacker 830 is big and my cables are all behind the mobo tray so I dont think i have problems with airflow.

Would lapping only the heatsink give any improvements? I read a couple posts saying that HDT are hard to lap.

I'll keep trying to reseat for now. Logan's 50C prediction looks nice and I'll eventually move to a vendetta 2. Thanks.
Lapping is unadvised, but gicing it a few crubs at low grit followed by a few at high is fine. Just to get it flat and get rid of the gaps between the pipes. Try rubbing a bit of the mx-2 onto the base before you seat it also.
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Yea, from what i hear, you kinda do things backwards on HDT coolers, apply some TIM to fill in the gaps betwen the pipes and the aluminum pieces, then put a small strip of TIM on each of the middle aluminum pieces and seat it on the IHS, that should give you better TIM coverage.
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Yea, from what i hear, you kinda do things backwards on HDT coolers, apply some TIM to fill in the gaps betwen the pipes and the aluminum pieces, then put a small strip of TIM on each of the middle aluminum pieces and seat it on the IHS, that should give you better TIM coverage.


what you want to do is put a THIN line of TIM along the middle of each heatpipe and then seat it on the processor.
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My understanding is that putting it on the aluminum part helps insure that the gaps between them and the heatpipes are filled while still covering the heatpipes (if you put it directly on the heatpipes there is a chance that it might not fill in the gaps, and on lots of HDT coolers, not all of the heatpipes contact fully [usually on 4 pipe coolers] they only contact on about half of the pipe, depending on the size of the IHS, so on the aluminum it would spread the TIM over onto that half of the heatpipe, but not over the edge)

Thats just my understanding, but more or less importantly, as long as the gaps in between the heatpipes and the aluminum get filled, and the whole bottom of the heatsink has the right amount of TIM on it (not to much or to little), then it doesn't really matter which method you use.
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My understanding is that putting it on the aluminum part helps insure that the gaps between them and the heatpipes are filled while still covering the heatpipes (if you put it directly on the heatpipes there is a chance that it might not fill in the gaps, and on lots of HDT coolers, not all of the heatpipes contact fully [usually on 4 pipe coolers] they only contact on about half of the pipe, depending on the size of the IHS, so on the aluminum it would spread the TIM over onto that half of the heatpipe, but not over the edge)

Thats just my understanding, but more or less importantly, as long as the gaps in between the heatpipes and the aluminum get filled, and the whole bottom of the heatsink has the right amount of TIM on it (not to much or to little), then it doesn't really matter which method you use.
My understanding as well. Lapping the base a little might eliminate the main problem and then you can do the line methode, but I still recommend rubbing some TIM in between the pipes for good measure.
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