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post #1 of 11
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When I get my mobo back, should I just go with stock cooling for my 3500+ or stick with the 7700CU. I ask this because two friends at my school keep telling me to go with stock cooling cause it's so much better than other kinds (other than water). Now, I've not tried AMD's stock cooling before, but I helped one of them with a new comp and he used stock, which read around 37 - 42C. I'm not really pleased with the performance my 7700CU gave either. It was always at 44C, idle and on load.

1. Go with stock or the 7700CU?
2. Why is it that my 7700CU would show 44C continually?
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post #2 of 11
Your friends are wrong.. Very wrong.
Stock is not as good as a third party cooler.
And theres no way that your CPU will be the same temp for load as idle.
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post #3 of 11
Maybe a bad temp sensor.
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post #4 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by tweako_420
Your friends are wrong.. Very wrong.
Stock is not as good as a third party cooler.
And theres no way that your CPU will be the same temp for load as idle.
Agree
    
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post #5 of 11
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Lol, that's what I figured.

With the 7700CU, yea, it prolly is a bad temp sensor. I was using PC Wizard, and it was always in the mid 40's. Checking the BIOS would help, wouldn't it...bleh.
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post #6 of 11
Have you tried a BIOS update?
FYI... the BIOS temp, when accurate is aprox 80% of the full load.
    
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post #7 of 11
When you had the zalman on what compound were you using, AS5 or the stuff that came with it, or something else? You should get way better temps with the 7700 hsf.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by tweako_420
Your friends are wrong.. Very wrong.
Stock is not as good as a third party cooler.
And theres no way that your CPU will be the same temp for load as idle.
Ok..
Scratch the third party is better.
I meant to say third party coolers are usually better.
You can always buy worse than stock but thats just for cheap hsf.
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post #9 of 11
The 7700 should be alot better than the stocker..I've seen reviews on the 7700 and it's just about as good as some of the best ones out. Make sure it's seated properly and you only put a dot a little smaller than a BB of AS5.
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post #10 of 11
yes the zalman 7700 is one of the best air cooling solutions for cpu's, and if you use some AS5, that will make a differnece also, check to make sure the heat sink is seated properly or it willnot work very well at all,so in my opinion, keep using the 7700, and for you sensor u should do all that is posed above, tey know a little more on that subject.. good luck
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