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post #1 of 12
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I just got my new HSF in and here are the results... Yeah!...

P4 540J 3.2Ghz
Temps in "c" and running Prime for load.
Room Temp is 20.

3.4.2Ghz
Stock HSF
Idle
35
Load
64

9500 HSF (high)
Idle
25
Load
37

9500 HSF (low)
Idle
26
Load
41

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3.8.4Ghz
Stock HSF
Unstable, crashes running Prime

9500 HSF (high)
Idle
27
Load
40

9500 HSF (low)
Idle
28
Load
44

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3.9.2Ghz
Stock HSF
Won't boot into Windows.

9500 HSF (high)
Idle
28
Load
43

9500 HSF (low)
Idle
29
Load
47
Unstable,,, It would lose a number in Prime when the fan is set on low.
Works fine when set on high..
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post #2 of 12
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How to get to 4Ghz? or past...
Are the temps fine?
Should I experiment more with voltages?
V-core is at 1.4875
DDR2V is 1.85
DDRVT 0.95
NBV 1.6
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post #3 of 12
Alright,

You should check that ddr2v if its meant to be 1.80 it isnt always better to increase.(can cause stability problems)

My ram runs on 2.10v
Anyway 3.9 from a 3.2 isnt all that bad.
The way to look at it is after uve tweaked everything heat is the killer.
I know ive had many blue screens after the cpu has kicked out because the cpu has got over 48c

Ive only just had my new cooler a few days now so i havent had much experimenting. i think my max is 4.6ghz though.
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post #4 of 12
Those are some good temps.....what are you using for case airflow?
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You can give your CPU one more notch of voltage. The max is around 1.52v so as long as your temps are still in a good range you can raise it a little more.

If you are having stability issues even after raising your Vcore try loosening your timings a little bit, then try again.
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thumper
Those are some good temps.....what are you using for case airflow?

I've got the stock 120's.
The low front intake and the rear exhaust under the PSU.
What's cool is the Zalman aims right at the rear exhaust fan.
It takes the CPU heat right out.
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chim3ra
You can give your CPU one more notch of voltage. The max is around 1.52v so as long as your temps are still in a good range you can raise it a little more.
If you are having stability issues even after raising your Vcore try loosening your timings a little bit, then try again.
Cool, I'll try the voltage tonight, I will post the results.
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bdog
What's cool is the Zalman aims right at the rear exhaust fan.
It takes the CPU heat right out.

Yes, this is one of the reasons I went with the 9500 as well.........also, my PSU has a 140mm fan mounted on the base to suck air out of the case and out the back, so it pulls right off the heatsink also......sadly, my temps are not as cool as I would like (43c idle / 63c max load on both cores)......

That's the one nice thing about the Typhoon i guess....you can mount a different fan on it if you need more kick.......
post #9 of 12
I have a superlanboy as well (will I replaced it on my second rig with a p160W antec so its sitting in a box right now) and I modded the side window with an additional 120mm intake fan (i mounted a coolermaster blue led fan, it looked pretty decent) . It blew air directly into the cpu/gpu area. Made the case really decent for airflow.
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I have the same cooler and my idle temp is 32C and my room temp is 25, but i notice when i game for a while temps rise to almost 50C so im not to sure about this cooler i reseated it lastnight to push the air toward the 2 120mm fans on the back of my case so hopefully that helps some, i had the fans pointing down before.

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