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Sounds like the heatsink isn't seated right, too much/too little tim, not enough airflow, (the measured fans seem a bit slow - I use 1200-1600 rpm case fans, and cpu fan shouldn't be much slower...) You are the one looking at it, so which of those seem likely suspects? Does look too hot to me.







Here ya are! More of that rejected goodness! Good to have ya check in. I think I spotted yr profile on HWBot the other day?

yeh i have a profile in HWBot
i have the icon thingy under my avatar place thingy too
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I just reseated my Archon and my temperatures dropped a fair bit. That being said, I think my load temperatures as well as my idles are still a bit high. On my 950 OC to 3.8Ghz @ 1.22 Vcore, it idles at 41-38-42-39. At load, its stabilizes at 75-73-73-73. I used the Intel Burn test to do my load tests. On prime95, the load temps are about 2-3C cooler on each core.

Are these temperatures too high or do they seem ok?
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I just reseated my Archon and my temperatures dropped a fair bit. That being said, I think my load temperatures as well as my idles are still a bit high. On my 950 OC to 3.8Ghz @ 1.22 Vcore, it idles at 41-38-42-39. At load, its stabilizes at 75-73-73-73. I used the Intel Burn test to do my load tests. On prime95, the load temps are about 2-3C cooler on each core.

Are these temperatures too high or do they seem ok?
They sound about average, maybe a tad on the high side. With mine when I was running a TRUE @ 3.8 - 1.325v it was around the same as yours idle and load, maybe a tad higher load...

Considering your low voltage needed it seems it should be lower, but its not at a dangerous point and some cpu's run a bit warmer than others. Plus ambient, air flow etc come into account.
Just going to need to think about H2o or lapping the cpu & cooler base if you really want to push it..
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Some sweet deals on Open Box X58 boards on newegg right now....

Asus R3 Formula $137, Sabertooth $92 MSI, Asrock, Evga etc....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...CE&PageSize=20
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They sound about average, maybe a tad on the high side. With mine when I was running a TRUE @ 3.8 - 1.325v it was around the same as yours idle and load, maybe a tad higher load...

Considering your low voltage needed it seems it should be lower, but its not at a dangerous point and some cpu's run a bit warmer than others. Plus ambient, air flow etc come into account.
Just going to need to think about H2o or lapping the cpu & cooler base if you really want to push it..
I flipped my top exhaust fan around and turned off turbo. That dropped my idle temps by around 2-3C, and my load temps stabilized at 65C.
Its summer here so, my ambient is about 25-28C.

Is there anything else short of WC that I can do to drop my temps?
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What do you mean by turn turbo off? You mean turbo mode for the added x1 Multi of 24x or do you mean HT?
Cause I would recommend keeping turbo off and just lock a max OC you want..

Lapping may help shave a few more c's, depends on how concave the IHS is on the cpu and the base is on the cooler. If there is a good curve to them I have seen load temps drop 5 - 7c, but if they are making a good even contact it may only be 1 - 3c..

If you hold a good straight edge up to it and hold it up to a light you will see if there is a concave..

This is a great guide, its a bit dated but the methods and reasons why we lap still hold true. http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...-heatsink.html

On the topic of the newegg deals I posted.. Wouldnt ya know my better half must have had a notion of me buying something, starts talking about buying some paint, maybe going to home depot..
Damn womens intuition BS makes me believe if there really is a God out there, its gotta be a woman...

Still a $92 sabertooth....
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What do you mean by turn turbo off? You mean turbo mode for the added x1 Multi of 24x or do you mean HT?
Cause I would recommend keeping turbo off and just lock a max OC you want..

Lapping may help shave a few more c's, depends on how concave the IHS is on the cpu and the base is on the cooler. If there is a good curve to them I have seen load temps drop 5 - 7c, but if they are making a good even contact it may only be 1 - 3c..

If you hold a good straight edge up to it and hold it up to a light you will see if there is a concave..

This is a great guide, its a bit dated but the methods and reasons why we lap still hold true. http://www.overclock.net/other-cooli...-heatsink.html

On the topic of the newegg deals I posted.. Wouldnt ya know my better half must have had a notion of me buying something, starts talking about buying some paint, maybe going to home depot..
Damn womens intuition BS makes me believe if there really is a God out there, its gotta be a woman...

Still a $92 sabertooth....
Damn, I'm definitely losing it... I meant Ht, not turbo. Turbo was off anyway
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Damn, I'm definitely losing it... I meant Ht, not turbo. Turbo was off anyway
Well HT off will only affect performance in multi threaded apps. If you do video encodes or anything real cpu demanding you may want to create a second bios profile for a lower clock with HT on, then set your 24/7 and gaming profile with HT off.

I ran that way for a few weeks when I first upgraded cause I had to use my TRUE til my new cpu block came in.

With HT off you should have no problem hitting 40 - 4.2 on your current cooling.
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