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Zalman 9500 temps sound right? (Venice 3000+)

post #1 of 14
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In this room upstairs with the case open (room temp is perfect; not too hot or cold), my idle is about 34C. At load, it's 48C.

Good?
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post #2 of 14
Well it's not great...lots of people get lower but that's about the temp I usually get with my Freezer Pro.
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post #3 of 14
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Do you think it's that bad batch that isn't flat? What else could I be doing wrong?
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post #4 of 14
How much AS5 or thermal paste are you using? Just put a thin layer that barely covers the CPU.
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post #5 of 14
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lol y'know, I thought of it; I've reapplied it countless times, done it different ways...I bet my mobo temp sensor is off 0_o maybe...?

Where's a good place to put an external temp sensor on the 9500 to get hopefully a better temp reading? I mean, it never feels hot anywhere...
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post #6 of 14
I bet it's a bad sensor. I've had experience with some of tht lately. I have one motherboard that reads 25C but when I place the cpu in another motherboard I get 40C with the same cooler. And it's consistant too... it wan't just because of an air bubble or something. I would recommend getting a temp probe and attaching it to the side of your heatspreader.
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post #7 of 14
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Bah, after putting the temp sensor on top of the heatsink (do you guys get what I mean?), and with the fan on full blast, this is what I got:

Idle -
COMPUTER SENSOR: 31C
EXTERNAL SENSOR: 25C

Full Load for 5 minutes-
CS: 46C
ES: 28C

...3C rise only? Is that even possible? Remember, this is only a Venice E3 3000+ on stock voltage in a well ventilated (open) case...
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post #8 of 14
On top of the heatsink doesn't really count. Try attaching the probe to the side of the heatspreader on the CPU.
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post #9 of 14
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lol yeah, after taking another look at the top, I was all, dang, I really cheated for those low temps =P

Yeah, so I'll brb; gonna try to place it on the side of my chip.
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post #10 of 14
good read
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