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post #11 of 35
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i unplugged it and tried to tighten it..used gentle pressure and they didnt turn so i didnt continue to try..maybe i need to wait til the thermal paste cures?
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post #12 of 35
It was installed in a computer store? Then it probably has the generic thermal paste or it might not even have any thermal paste, causing the high temps; go buy some AS5, put a small amount on the center on the processor and let the HSF spread it. You won't see any instant results, but in a week or two when it cures, you'll see a 10-15°C temp drop. (I went from low 40's to 30-32°C idle and 60-64°C to 54-56°C load on stock HSF)
post #13 of 35
How much thermal compound did they put on the there? Did they just squeeze a bunch of the AS5 on it then screw it on? (If they put thermal compound on)
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post #14 of 35
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Originally Posted by Rockin Z28
like i said i had a computer store install it, the case is open so i assume the ventilation is good..the room isnt exactly cold probably high 70s
Case is open? Even though common logic would make you think that's a good setup, it's actually not because you have nearly 0 airflow. You should have air being sucked in from the front and being blown out the rear. Do you even have 2 case fans inside your computer?
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post #15 of 35
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only 1 case fan in the rear
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post #16 of 35
ya, I have a zalman 7000b and it's not rated to cool processors above 3.06 ghz. The fan rated for the prescott line is the 7700Cu. I run my northy with a 7000b but it still is hot for 20C ambient...I get 35C full load...but that's because neither side is on the case. Heatpipe technology is recommended for prescotts...so you might just bite the bullet and get a thermaltake big typhoon or a zalman 9500.

But do get your hands into your case and check for thermal paste...if there isn't any, your HSF isn't working properly...also, if there is too much paste, it will damage your processor. Also, take the time to run your computer at full throttle and touch the HSF(not the fan). If it is really hot to the touch (which that is what 50C should feel like...120ish degrees F) then you know your processor is really hot and the HSF is working hard...but you'll need a better one for it. If the HSF is cool to the touch, then either your HSF isn't getting appropriate contact to the processor, or the thermal sensors for the proc is broken.

I might suggest that you either get a better cooler or get a northwood... though 3.4 northy's are very rare and spendy.

best of luck!!!
post #17 of 35
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it seems to have come down 2 degrees today to 53C at idle..im doing a couple things right now and its only 54C..if its not rated to 3.4ghz does this mean its worse then the stock HSF?
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post #18 of 35
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i put a big fan next to my case and now it idles at 50C..is this acceptable?
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post #19 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockin Z28
i put a big fan next to my case and now it idles at 50C..is this acceptable?
Not at all, I get 32°C idle on stock HSF; something must be screwing heat transfer, but you already checked everything right? Maybe it's just not as good for +3Ghz Prescott's.
post #20 of 35
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on stock HSF i was getting idle of 57-61C
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