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I'm running the GTX280 with the Q9550 and the 120m rifle on that. Without overclocking the cpu i'm running max temps of 53, 43, 49, 49 after playing crysis for about 30 mins. I also ran prime95 while I had it overclocked to roughly 3.54 and my temps instantly hit 60c.

I would imagine I would get better cooling with the rifle. These temps seem high compared to others on the forum and I was wondering what kind of suggestions could help me out here.

I'm pretty new to OCing and figured this was the place to come for advice.
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post #2 of 18
You may need to reseat your heat sink. How did you apply the thermal compound?
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A friend of mine, Greg, helped me build the whole thing.. everything actually.. we reseated the cpu already once. We did notice "bridges" I guess you could call them where the rifle is uneven. There was plenty of thermal paste used.. I was thinking of lapping it if it came to that.
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post #4 of 18
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A friend of mine, Greg, helped me build the whole thing.. everything actually.. we reseated the cpu already once. We did notice "bridges" I guess you could call them where the rifle is uneven. There was plenty of thermal paste used.. I was thinking of lapping it if it came to that.
Usually takes a reseat or two to get this thing just right. You absolutely should be using a bolt-through kit, not the push pin :turd: that came with it.
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Usually takes a reseat or two to get this thing just right. You absolutely should be using a bolt-through kit, not the push pin :turd: that came with it.
I am using the pushpins.. will the bolt through kit actually make that much of a difference?
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post #6 of 18
the pushpin system i feel is very unstable. it was very hard for me to put on. bolt through probably gives a more even mount. i dont know. i love it =P

if u take it off, put the heatsink on top of the cpu on a table.. shine a flashlight behind and see if u see any light shining thru
 
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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by Muntzster View Post
I'm running the GTX280 with the Q9550 and the 120m rifle on that. Without overclocking the cpu i'm running max temps of 53, 43, 49, 49 after playing crysis for about 30 mins. I also ran prime95 while I had it overclocked to roughly 3.54 and my temps instantly hit 60c.

I would imagine I would get better cooling with the rifle. These temps seem high compared to others on the forum and I was wondering what kind of suggestions could help me out here.

I'm pretty new to OCing and figured this was the place to come for advice.

welcome to OCN, please go to User CP and post you system specs so we can better help you...
    
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post #8 of 18
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There was plenty of thermal paste used..that.
Not sure what you meant by 'plenty' but you shouldn't be using too much... that will hurt temps.

Different brands of TIM have different application methods. Be sure to use the relevant method for your paste.
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Not sure what you meant by 'plenty' but you shouldn't be using too much... that will hurt temps.

Different brands of TIM have different application methods. Be sure to use the relevant method for your paste.
I've updated my user cp and we definitely didn't use too much. I think my best bet is to lap my cooler and go from there. I'll also have to look into the bolt through kit if I can find one.
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post #10 of 18
Oh yeah, lapping the Xigmatek won't do jack...its as flat as you'll get it, the push pins are killing you, and you need to factor in the fact that every cpu is different...you need to tell us how much VCore you are putting through this cpu, otherwise we can't really tell you if the temps are decent or not
    
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