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post #10451 of 28613
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So, as I see it, this means I should buy more stuff for the scout until I get free shipping (about $10).
This is such brilliant reasoning you should be made honorary president of the club for one day. Well done!
Edited by Rockr69 - 6/17/10 at 6:49pm
    
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Changed my H50 rad setup from...

< Case |Rad | CoolerMaster R4 <

To...

< Case | Corsair Fan | Rad | CoolerMaster R4 <

Only a 1-2c drop in CPU temp. May remove the Corsair fan, mount the rad back to the case, and put a 38-50mm shroud between the rad and the R4 to see if that yields a better drop in temps.

Here's a current screenshot of my temps at idle/stock clocks with an ambient temp around 75...


Edited by johnny.dot.exe - 6/17/10 at 7:00pm
 
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Those are Great Temps.. I hope you don't think there is something wrong.. It is summer and you are running in the 90s.. Heck you run at 98.6
    
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post #10454 of 28613
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Those are Great Temps.. I hope you don't think there is something wrong.. It is summer and you are running in the 90s.. Heck you run at 98.6
I'm happy with the temps, but I honestly wouldn't mind getting that CPU idle temp even lower...between maybe 25-30c. I may replace that Corsair with an R4, upgrade the thermal compound on my 5830, upgrade the thermal compound on the NB and SB, cut out the mesh blocking the case exhaust airflow, and possibly undervolt the CPU since I believe they are a overvolted from the factory just a bit.
 
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That is a 125 W processor. it pulls about 90 watts when its in idle. You are not going to have much luck getting lower temps unless you go Sub Ambient.
    
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I'm happy with the temps, but I honestly wouldn't mind getting that CPU idle temp even lower...between maybe 25-30c. I may replace that Corsair with an R4, upgrade the thermal compound on my 5830, upgrade the thermal compound on the NB and SB, cut out the mesh blocking the case exhaust airflow, and possibly undervolt the CPU since I believe they are a overvolted from the factory just a bit.
Run your H50 pump off the the CPU header. Go into your BIOS and disable CPU fan smart target under H/W monitor. Also make note of what number fan header you're running the fan off of and make sure it's at 100% also. That way your pump will run @ 100%. With an ambient of 75f you should be under 30c at idle and make sure your pump mounting screw are fully tight. I don't mean Hercules tight, but make they're fully snugged up.
    
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Run your H50 pump off the the CPU header. Go into your BIOS and disable CPU fan smart target under H/W monitor. Also make note of what number fan header you're running the fan off of and make sure it's at 100% also. That way your pump will run @ 100%. With an ambient of 75f you should be under 30c at idle and make sure your pump mounting screw are fully tight. I don't mean Hercules tight, but make they're fully snugged up.
Did all of the above, including removing the H50 and re-applying my Zalman rev1 thermal compound. I also feel that my idle temp should be under 30c but I just can't get it there for some reason.
 
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Have you tried reading your temps using AMD Overdrive?
    
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Nope. Just BIOS, Everest and CPUID HW.
 
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@BriSleep: Just to be clear, I wasn't overclocked when I flashed the BIOS. The only thing I still had enabled was RAID, everything else was set to defaults. The mistake was not noticing BIOS had reset to defaults (including disabling RAID) and being distracted while the machine was POSTing. I did notice that the array initization didn't appear, just not in time to stop Windows from trying to start. For the record, the data is still accessible without RAID if you previously had a RAID1 config and then disabled it. This is true on any RAID controller as the mirroring is done at the hardware level. Unfortunately Windows had already started to boot from one of the two former array members which changed the last accessed timestamps on the system files before I hit reset. Unfortunately this silly AMD RAID chipset doesn't have the ability to build via copy, only by clearing the MBR or leaving the disks alone and using them as-is. This pretty much made rebuilding the array from the disk that Windows booted from impossible. Knowing that I re-enabled RAID in the BIOS and hoped for the best. When chkdsk ran after re-enabling RAID it found things that were consistent with the array attempting to reconcile the discrepancies between the two drives, but everything seemed to go smoothly.

The real trouble wasn't apparent until after I installed the second card. Again, the BIOS was set to defaults except the RAID config. Leaving the RAID config turned on at this point was a necessity as my OS is on the array. Everything was fine except for the fact that the RAID controller would no longer accept that the second drive was a member of the array. That is when I deleted the LD config and recreated it. This usually works fine as long as you don't try to clear the MBR or the whole array AND nothing on the array has been accessed(which is why I had problems before). Now if it had been RAID 0, 5 or 10 (1+0 or 0+1) this wouldn't be the case at all and I would have just broken out the OS install disk then.

The long and short of it is that the machine wouldn't boot properly until I set the BIOS back to IDE and booted from one of the two drives alone. I just wasn't confident enough in the file system at that point to keep going, so I backed up my data and reloaded.

@GoodInk: Nice looking machine. I guess I'm gonna have to replace that side window, everybody else is doing it! I love the look of the clear glass instead.
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