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I've only booted up to 1.3 Vcore and 24x146 BCLK and the CPU temp under full load already cracks 70°C. It idles at under 35, but I'm wondering if the load temps are a bit high and there might be problem with contact on the cooler?

I'm aiming for 3.8ghz or higher, and I'll need near 1.4 Vcore and 1.4 VTT, so this is worrying for me to go higher.
 
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Well you can alwasy reseat it and add more thermal paste.


What paste are you using? And by 'full load' do you mean gaming, or a stress tester?
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Full load = 100% on all cores/threads under prime95. I'm using OCZ Freeze, it's pretty old, but it does very well on everything I've used before. I'll try reseating it, but I'm not so sure what'll change since the threads on the backplate only go to a certain point, so not to put too much pressure, which I think there's too little of at this point..
 
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Full load = 100% on all cores/threads under prime95. I'm using OCZ Freeze, it's pretty old, but it does very well on everything I've used before. I'll try reseating it, but I'm not so sure what'll change since the threads on the backplate only go to a certain point, so not to put too much pressure, which I think there's too little of at this point..


And during gaming how hot does it get?
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And during gaming how hot does it get?
Still gets to near 55C under normal conditions.
 
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use the paste that came with the A70 im pretty sure its shen etsu or however you spell that paste...
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post #7 of 12
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Still gets to near 55C under normal conditions.

hmm that seems a bit high for you situation, cpu, core clock, and voltage. Cause my 90nm dual core gets 1.55v to get to 3.6ghz and it gets to like 122F at full load.

How much thermal paste did you put on? A lot or a little?
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hmm that seems a bit high for you situation, cpu, core clock, and voltage. Cause my 90nm dual core gets 1.55v to get to 3.6ghz and it gets to like 122F at full load.

How much thermal paste did you put on? A lot or a little?
Ehh, no more than two strips to fill in the gaps on the heatpipe contact areas. Might be too much? Even under pressure, taking it back off reveals some untouched areas.
 
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Ehh, no more than two strips to fill in the gaps on the heatpipe contact areas. Might be too much? Even under pressure, taking it back off reveals some untouched areas.
OCZ Freeze instructions are to put a small dab on the centre of the surface of the CPU and sit the heatsink on top.
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OCZ Freeze instructions are to put a small dab on the centre of the surface of the CPU and sit the heatsink on top.
Did that, originally covered nil. filled a teeny spot with gaps between heatpipes where it was placed. I'll try the A70 paste, it's silver-based I think.
 
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