Originally Posted by tlxxxsracer
Something else I find interesting.. It really does matter what kind of case you have and that the case affects cpu temps. My older brother has a huge Cooler Master case. He has the same cpu (unlocked) but has the original cpu amd cooler and is getting the same idle temps as me with this h50. at first I was disappointed but then again i realized the size of my case and the fact that with my original amd cooler i was getting temps about 45C idle and now im idling at 31C
Originally Posted by videoman5
That's still a tad high. I load at 34C Linpack, and idle at 20C. I don't think an extra core should add that much heat.
Unlocking the 4th core adds quite alot extra heat, it can be upto 12'c extra.
While i was running a 720 BE i got around 17'c idle and load never went over 30'c but that was at 3.2GHz 1.29v 3 cores. Mine was a 0904 and never overclocked or unlocked very well, struggling to get 3.8Ghz. This 810 i have now idles at around 22'c and loads at 32'c 3.6GHz 1.45v 4 cores.
My case cooling is 2 120 mm fans on the top of case, 2 on front, 2 on rear, 1 on bottom, 2 on side.
The ultra Kaze comes today.
Theres tons of 720 BE overclocking info over at my AMD Phenom II X3 700 Series OC Club