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post #11 of 23
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Just checked load...and it's like 54. That is not good for stock voltage. Something's wrong.

It shouldn't be a bad mount...I screwed it on tight...

Could it be cause I don't have an IHS? Maybe it's not touching flat? But then, wouldn't the xp120 have had **** temps too? Hmm...this is just odd. Remounting is the last thing I wanna do....cause this thing is hard as hell to put on/take off.
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post #12 of 23
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WOW!!! You really have to crank on it hard!

I just got out a mini wrench and turned it as I had ITE smartguardian open...and kept tighteing...and now the idle is down to 30...as before...and the load is down to 38! Now, it's time to overclock and see if the temps will stick around...
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post #13 of 23
Heh good job. So it wasnt seated right?
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good lets see how high you go eh?
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post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Retrospekt
Heh good job. So it wasnt seated right?
Well, I guess that's the only explanation. But, to be honest...any sane person would not have thought to tighten it that far...

Either way, the fun shall start soon. Gotta finish my stupid comp sci project. 7 pages about project management? F**k that s**t. The grade 11 course I had 1st semester was sweet. This grade 12 course I have 2nd semester...it's just stupid. Has hardly anything to do with computers right now...
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^ I hear ya. I'm in an AP Comp. Science course, and all we do is Java programing. Nothing else. It's annoying as hell.
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^ I hear ya. I'm in an AP Comp. Science course, and all we do is Java programing. Nothing else. It's annoying as hell.
HAHA, I wish! Right now, we're doing project management junk. We did a small thing on like...cort thinking...and did a small thing on searching programs....

We do all our programming in QuickBasic though...so how gay is that? At least we could have used visual basic?
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post #18 of 23
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Put my overclock back up...had to raise voltage a little bit...and tighten it down a few more turns on one side...

Now I'm priming with a load of only 38! That's 6C that the load temp went down...and that's with a much lower flowing fan... I wish I had a bigger case, so it wouldn't be so close to the side window though....

Oh, and I mounted it upsde down apparently....is that bad? I don't think so, cause the bottom is flat anyways...but maybe there's somethign I dono about?
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post #19 of 23
I dont think that should matter, the fan is square so each side is the same lol. Any pics, i want to see how close it is to the side.
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post #20 of 23
You had to tighten it down very hard because the IHS removed causes the BT to sit on an angle, only contacting the one side of the core.

Something like this:



Pictures speak 1000 words!
NOTE: If you take a file or something and file down that edge on the base of the BT, it will sit flat and you wont have to tighten the heck out of it for good temps. Crash did this to his and he has the DFI, BT and IHSless CPU.
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