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post #1 of 13
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I just put on the Venus 12, with the amazing AS5. But my temps have yet to drop beyond what my stock HSF was getting. In fact, my idle temps have only dropped maybe 2-3 degrees, on the high setting. Should I be getting lower temps than this??
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post #2 of 13
Your load temps are the same?

Usually what is more effected is the load temp, when i installed my hsf my idle only dropped a little bit too, but there should be a big difference in load.
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post #3 of 13
How much as5 did you use? Did you try reseating it? Difference in load temps?
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post #4 of 13
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Only a BB sized drop in the center of the heatspreader. And yes, I've reseated the HSF and the cpu.

Edit: My load temps peak at 52C. Stock HSF was 54C. Idle temps at 36-40. Stock HSF was 38-44. Just so we know what we're looking at for variations.
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post #5 of 13
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I'm thinking I need to let my as5 cure some before getting to concerned?
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post #6 of 13
No you dont.
I got a HUGE difference 10-15'c the second I switched to my Big Typhoon.
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post #7 of 13
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So am I doing something wrong?
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post #8 of 13
I dont know...
Did you clean the cpu off with a high % of rubbing alcohol prior to putting on the as5?
Have you tried reseating the heat sink?
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post #9 of 13
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Yea, 100% cleaned with 95% rubbing alcohol. I reseated the cpu and HSF twice now.
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post #10 of 13
You kept the side cover off right? try without putting any side covers on first.

What is your ambient temperature like?
What are the temps at 74CFM speed?

after you removed the hsf, did it seem like the AS5 got spread pretty well?

I'm using my Big Typhoon and I'm idling at 25 and full load is never of 37 overclocked from 2.0 to 2.8.
Your temps should not be in the 50s with that fan/hsf
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