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OK, my AMD is OC'd to 2.7 ghz, I notice my highest MAX temp is right about 68 degrees while heavily playing games.

I have the blueOrb II CPU cooler, along with 2- 120mm atx coolers on the side of the atx case blowing towards the MB and BlueOrb cooler and 2- 120mm atx coolers on the top doing the exhaust (out).

2day I removed the cpu cooler, cleaned the old thermal grease and add some new thermal grease by Cooler-Master and still the same temps.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks

Edited by TX_Shifter - 12/14/08 at 4:27pm
    
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the Blue ORB II isn't a bad cooler...

It's either you have bad case airflow...more intake then exhaust. Also positioning of where your exhaust and intake are also matter...you generally want any fans located high in the case so top half to be exhaust and fan located towards the bottom of the case as intake. Hot air rises.

You are not making good contact with the your CPU and mounting it incorrectly.

You are using too much TIM. Very thin layer spread across the CPU. Using more than you need can cause the thermal grease to become a conductor of heat.

You are overvolting possibly with auto settings or you just have a very hot chip.

Very high ambients...it would help if you could tell us if the computer is in a warm setting etc...inside a cabinet, next to a heater lol...etc.
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Well for one, you should buy a tube of AS5 or MX2. Forget that coolermaster stuff.

Second, make sure you don't put much on. There should only be a really thin layer.

Third, how much pressure is there between the CPU and heatsink? I'm not sure how its mounted offhand (maybe you can show a pic), but there are plenty of tricks to mount it better, like the old penny mod.
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Thanks u 2

As for "TIM", I am not sure what that means.

As for where my tower is at, it is in the open no where around my desk or inside of the cabinet. This tower is exposed to the public

Manyak - The heat sink that on the processor is very damn tight. The spring w/ the screws that goes into the braket to hold down onto the cpu is pretty bad design, as mentioned on Newegg reviews mentioned.

I did add a good but of thermal grease then last time, but the temp is not any better this time then previous (which was much less thermal grease).

I may just get another type of CPU cooler.
    
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TIM = Thermal Interface Materials...thermal paste, grease w/e...

you want to use the bare MINIMUM amount of thermal grease..there is a sweet spot zone when talking about TIM application...

too little gets too hot. too much gets too hot. you need to hit the sweet spot.
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TIM = Thermal Interface Material (the paste)

And that heatsink should definitely give you better temps than that, that looks worse than the stock cooler right now.

What voltage are you running the CPU at?
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TIM = Thermal Interface Material (the paste)

And that heatsink should definitely give you better temps than that, that looks worse than the stock cooler right now.

What voltage are you running the CPU at?

Where's the sweet spot then?

Also the voltage on the CPU vcore is

Value 1.35v

minium 1.34v

Max 1.36 v
    
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Approximately speaking, the sweet spot is pretty much when you can still see metal through the paste once you remove the cooler, but still have the whole contact area covered in it.
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dude have you been reporting CPU temps to us in F or C...

if you are talking 68F like that SS....then that is ICE COLD lol

everyone has been talking temps in Celsius...thats how we look at it.

Just checking haha.

65 Celsius is hot...but like that in your SS 21C is cool but thats impossible with your ambient at 27C. What program are you using to record temps btw?
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