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Hey, seated my TRUE Black, temps seem a little lower, Q6600 at 3.1ghz, 1.48 vid, idle temps are in the 40s, load at 70s, but I reckon it should be a little lower, maybe the AS5 needs to settle, but anyone know what could be causing high temps other then the setting of the thermal paste? Could be the vid?
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How much thermal paste did you use and what fan are you using? If you aren't using a fan then temps would be normal.

It's also possible that you may have a horribly convex base.
    
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Hey, seated my TRUE Black, temps seem a little lower, Q6600 at 3.1ghz, 1.48 vid, idle temps are in the 40s, load at 70s, but I reckon it should be a little lower, maybe the AS5 needs to settle, but anyone know what could be causing high temps other then the setting of the thermal paste? Could be the vid?
Got a fan on it?
How hot is your room?
How much/how did you apply the paste?
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post #4 of 28
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I've got a Xilence XPF120R on it,

- Flow Rate: 68CFM
- 1400RPM

But I could add another, on top, there is no top fan on the case as it is broke, maybe another thing which could probably cause high temps, the room varies, from about 15 about 30 degrees, didn't put TOO much thermal paste, i scraped quite a bit off when i applied it.



Also, what do you mean by this?

It's also possible that you may have a horribly convex base.
Edited by NickN - 12/24/08 at 8:23am
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post #5 of 28
DUDE! 1.48 VID. that might just be the worst q6600 i've ever seen.

I agree with the others. check the base of your true with a razor. If it isn't flat (it usually isn't) lap your heatsink. that is terrible temps. with a crappy zalman, I get 55 load at 3.2 lol
    
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post #6 of 28
What does the bottom of your TRUE look like? I've seen some pretty rough surfaces come from Thermalright. Is your CPU very concave? Do you have too much or too little TIM on there? What were your previous temps?
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post #7 of 28
Looks like you got a convex base then.

Do you really need that high of a vcore for 3.1GHz? I can get 3 on stock volts (1.25)
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post #8 of 28
Go to artic silver's website and apply your thermal paste exactly how they say to. Works Perfect. I dropped 4C
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Yuck thats a nasty VID
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post #10 of 28
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I lowered it to 1.45, temps still seem the same, little lower then above, but anything lower on the vid and the comp just restarts, to be honest I don't know what the button of the TRUE was like, I believe it was a little flat, could have been quite rough, curved, my step dad applied the thermal paste, I put it on the CPU, and he put a little on the TRUE, maybe because of that, its high. I assume there's be a thicker layer.

Previous temps on my XIGAMATEK were about the same to be honest, how would I go about lapping?

Putting the TRUE on took about 10 minutes, dreading to take it off and redo.
Edited by NickN - 12/24/08 at 8:37am
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