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Well i can confirm that the latest beta bios 1.9b2,has made a difference to NB temps,since running it on one of my boards since release,it has shown a drop of about 6-8c on my NB.

As i mentioned before,i have bought another GD70,and will be setting up a second system,i will check the new board to see if the heatpipe assembly is using a different TIM to the factory applied TIM that was used on the board i am using now,before i applied MX-3,will get back with results as soon as i can,still waiting for some bits for my second rig to arrive.
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Well i can confirm that the latest beta bios 1.9b2,has made a difference to NB temps,since running it on one of my boards since release,it has shown a drop of about 6-8c on my NB.

As i mentioned before,i have bought another GD70,and will be setting up a second system,i will check the new board to see if the heatpipe assembly is using a different TIM to the factory applied TIM that was used on the board i am using now,before i applied MX-3,will get back with results as soon as i can,still waiting for some bits for my second rig to arrive.
I tried the beta BIOS and my temps were out of control... NB was 72C under load and the SB was 70C... just unreal... so I downgraded to v1.8 and idle temps are much better than v1.7 or v1.9 beta.... Idle temps now are 37C-40C load temps are 61C for the CPU, 49C for the SB and 64-66C for the NB...

V1.8 FTW (this is with a OC @ 3.8Ghz everything set to auto except the multiplier)
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Your temps still seem a bit on the high side @3.8ghz,61c at full load is only 1c bellow the max temp of 62c,so thats a little worrying,do you know what your voltages are,you say the only thing thats not on auto in the bios is the cpu multi.

I dont know much about the HSF you are using,geminii i think,yes,perhaps you should look into getting something else,just a thought.

I have just read several reviews on your HSF,and to be honest it was'nt one of the best performers in the tests,most of the reviewers gave it a very poor score,it was'nt too bad with clocks up to about 3.5-3.6ghz,but over that left a lot to be desired.Sorry.
Edited by moorhen2 - 1/21/10 at 3:25am
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Your temps still seem a bit on the high side @3.8ghz,61c at full load is only 1c bellow the max temp of 62c,so thats a little worrying,do you know what your voltages are,you say the only thing thats not on auto in the bios is the cpu multi.

I dont know much about the HSF you are using,geminii i think,yes,perhaps you should look into getting something else,just a thought.
Yea I ordered the Corsair H50:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835181010

Hoping it keeps the CPU cooler!

What do u mean 62C is the max temp? U mean its the max temp for this CPU?
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Corsair H50,yes i think that will help a lot,what's known as an entry level liquid cooling kit,one thing i would be inclined to do,is when you get it,remove the pre-applied TIM,and use something better,ie AS5,MX-3,OCZ FREEZE,you will have better results with temps.Hope this helps.??

62C is the max safe temp for the cpu,not recomended getting to this and above.
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Corsair H50,yes i think that will help a lot,what's known as an entry level liquid cooling kit,one thing i would be inclined to do,is when you get it,remove the pre-applied TIM,and use something better,ie AS5,MX-3,OCZ FREEZE,you will have better results with temps.Hope this helps.??
thx yea I have some arctic silver 5 left over... hope I have enough...

also should the fans be sucking in cool air from the rear or should I setup a push pull so that the air is going out the back? what works best? I have 2 fans on the side panel pulling air into the case so i might have to reverse those if I go w/ what Corsair recommends (by having it draw air in from the rear which seems backwards to me)
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I think corsairs logic is drawing air in from the back of the case over the rad,as apposed to drawing air from inside the case over the rad,as the air inside the case is allready warm,if you get what i mean,i know this goes against logic,you normally want warm air to be taken out of the case,but i would go with corsairs recomendation.
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I think corsairs logic is drawing air in from the back of the case over the rad,as apposed to drawing air from inside the case over the rad,as the air inside the case is allready warm,if you get what i mean,i know this goes against logic,you normally want warm air to be taken out of the case,but i would go with corsairs recomendation.
yea im gonna try that... and maybe setup a shroud to one of the fans on the side panel so that the hot air is directed out of the case... gotta figure that part out tho haha
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I think corsairs logic is drawing air in from the back of the case over the rad,as apposed to drawing air from inside the case over the rad,as the air inside the case is allready warm,if you get what i mean,i know this goes against logic,you normally want warm air to be taken out of the case,but i would go with corsairs recomendation.
Sorry I missed this topic... so, I got 7 fans 120 mm. 1 is located at the front of my case (sucking air into the case), the other one at the bottom (also sucking - pushing cold air inside). Got one in the side panel (pushing inside) and there is one at the back (drawing air from the case) and 2 at the top which drawing air out from the case). There is one more on my Mugen which is located opposite the fan at the back of case (this one draws out air) ... Do you think it's optimal configuration? I haven't reported any significant temperature changes since I have reverted these 2 top fans from pushing air into case to drawing it from the case... ehhh complicated?
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Hi pendrago,yes your setup seems good,the whole idea is to get cool air into the case,drawn over the mobo and other components,then get the now warm air out of the case by any means possible,i for one never keep the side panel on my case,it aids in keeping temps down,but then thats just me,lol!!!!
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