Originally Posted by Frag Mortuus
My V8 is hooked up to the MoBo, but I havent tried disabling the BIOS PWM controls yet, I will definitely try that. As far as the AS5, I put 2 small lines. One across the top and one across the bottom and let the heatsink spread it. The fan on the top is running, Im assuming, at 100% its hooked up to a molex connector.
Question: on the V8, are you supposed to be able to tighten the thing down as tight as you want? On mine, if I tighten it too much it kinda loosen back a notch (if that makes any sense). Im assuming that is a safety thing to ensure that people dont over tighten the bracket and risk breaking the MoBo.
Yeah those temps are from core temp. My thing is that my speeds are stock. I have never over clocked this thing yet because I want to ensure I get my temps as low as possible before I do. I could understand these temps if I overclocked but that just isnt the case.
I know that these questions get tiresome, and I'm sorry if I annoy anyone by asking these questions again. Its just that I know there is something wrong and I just cant figure it out. BTW if anyone recalls any of my numerous other posts about this. My temps at one time were about 29C idle/ web surfing before I took the case apart to hide my cables better and add some fans. They only shot up after I reassembled everything. THATS why Im so obsessed about it, lol.
Thanks again guys!
Don't worry about the questions, if something's wrong we'll try to work it out. On an i-7 the plate over the cores also works as a heat spreader. Ignore what AS says, put a rice size bead in the middle, use the flat part of the tube or a stiff piece of plastic and spread the TIM over the plate as even as possible. Man, if you can't work this out I have a thing of MX-3 that you can have. It's much more forgiving and it takes a few days or a week then it sets up hard and your temps go from like 40c to 28c over time. That's why I asked if you've tried it. PM me if you want it. If you're worried about annoying anyone PM me.
You still didn't say what your wifes setup is, it's hard to compare unless I know what you both have.
Frag, look at this: http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...i7-cooler.html
Kind of backed up my first thought when you posted originally that some chips are just hotter than others. I'm not saying we can't get it down but this is an example.
Originally Posted by antipesto93
i have an r4 theere, i just ...put it there...so it rests on the bottom of of the 5.25 drive bays
you can secure it either with double sided tape
or if your CD drive is on the second slot from the top, the fan should squeeze in there nicely
Ok, a few months, maybe weeks, maybe just a month, can you tell I'm bad at remembering time? Well, Kev_b gave me a link to a shroud that fits in the 5.25 bay, it may have been the Scythe, I messed up my links by trying to organize them so I can't find it but search for his posts and you'll find it.
Oh, Kev, you on today? Maybe you have the link??
Originally Posted by K10
It won't be too bad. I'm not worried to say the least.
Maybe so but what was that Tsunami in like the 50's where everyone ignored the warning and one town, was it Hilo, got wiped out? Get to high ground dude and take your Scout with you. Edited by BriSleep - 2/27/10 at 2:24pm