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Zalman 7000 CU Disappointment

post #1 of 18
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I recently got a Zalman HSF as stated above and I've been thoroughly disappointed in it. I have a 3.0 Prescott E0 @ 3.6 and my idle temps for the CPU have been ~43C and Prime95 load temps ~58C with AS5. Granted the AS5 has only been on for today, it's barely any better than my stock HSF. (At least it's quieter)

Any advice or comments?
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post #2 of 18
Well, it all depends on your ambient temps, but that does look about right for that heatsink with your cpu. That 3.0E puts out a lot of heat, especially when overclocked.
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post #3 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lando95
Well, it all depends on your ambient temps, but that does look about right for that heatsink with your cpu. That 3.0E puts out a lot of heat, especially when overclocked.
Exactly. The 7000 isn't that great for a oced p4 and something like a big typhoon or XP-120 will work a lot better.
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post #4 of 18
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The ambient temp is ~75 degrees F. What's that? 30C? Should I return it and get the BT?
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post #5 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thraxz
The ambient temp is ~75 degrees F. What's that? 30C? Should I return it and get the BT?
I would If you have that option.
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post #6 of 18
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I took your advice (+1 rep) and have now run into a slight, space issue with the BT. I'm not quite sure what to doat this point.
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thraxz
I took your advice (+1 rep) and have now run into a slight, space issue with the BT. I'm not quite sure what to doat this point.
Care to share with us exactly what the issue is? It might help with the replies
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post #8 of 18
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Haha, if it's not one problem it's another. I had a space issu with the PSU and the top of the BT. That's great EXCEPT.

Now it won't recognize my harddrive after putting the computer back together.

I'm not sure why. It has power and had the cable going to the mobo.
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post #9 of 18
hehe, sure you put the cable in right location. Sometimes, if you have it on cable select, it will only work in one way. And if you DON'T have it on cable select, it may only work one way. Switch cables around....i had to do it too.
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post #10 of 18
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I fixed it. I needed to move the cable a whole .000001 inches further for full engagement. It's working like a charm and this BT is awesome. Uncured AS5 temps of ~52C loaded and under 40C idled! Worth the extra few $$$.
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