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Hey Air Cooling forum,
I need cooling advice..
My C2D e7200 goes up to 70 degrees on full load @ 3.24GHz. For saftey concerns, I clocked it back to 3.06GHz stable
I just recently purchased my Scythe CPU cooler but I feel that its not doing much.. It has a fan, heatsink and copper tubes! If you wanna look it up, my heatsink is called the Scythe Katana III
I wanna OC to at least 3.5GHz, do I need a Xigmatek to achieve my life-long dream?
post #2 of 13
temps mean nothing without ambient temps.

also we need to see your case air flow, pics please...

while the cooler is not the best, it's not that bad. a dark knight, silver arrow, Noctua D14 will do better though, but the cooler may be be the problem. reseat it, use good thermal paste. Increase air flow.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo..._15.html#sect0
Edited by this n00b again - 1/27/11 at 7:06pm
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Your airflow is restricted from the mess of cables, for one. Two, you really should mount the cooler vertically instead of horizontally so it is blowing out the back. It is more efficient since you don't have a true top side fan to pull the air from.

Also get another fan for a push/pull setup and do a tape mod to the sides of the cooler to allow the air to flow through the fins more efficiently.

If you can do these things you should notice a fairly good drop in temps.

One other thing, how did you apply the thermal paste when you installed the cooler? There's a chance it might need to be redone.
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Your airflow is restricted from the mess of cables, for one. Two, you really should mount the cooler vertically instead of horizontally so it is blowing out the back. It is more efficient since you don't have a true top side fan to pull the air from.

Also get another fan for a push/pull setup and do a tape mod to the sides of the cooler to allow the air to flow through the fins more efficiently.

If you can do these things you should notice a fairly good drop in temps.

One other thing, how did you apply the thermal paste when you installed the cooler? There's a chance it might need to be redone.
xigmatek it is!
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Originally Posted by sneakynoob View Post
Uh oh OP put on your flame suit.......
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70 c isnt that bad at 3,2 full load since u will never run anything in real life to full load so ull be around 60 c in real life , mine at 3,5 ghz with stock cooler , sitting at around 75 c full load, but in real life it never went past 65c no matter what i do .
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70 c isnt that bad at 3,2 full load since u will never run anything in real life to full load so ull be around 60 c in real life , mine at 3,5 ghz with stock cooler , sitting at around 75 c full load, but in real life it never went past 65c no matter what i do .
Please use punctuation and proper grammar.

OP do some cable management, remount your current cooler and report back with temps...
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post #9 of 13
What you need is,

1) better airflow
- mod your case, get a new one, or take it out of the case
2) re-seat with some real thermal paste

from the looks of it, it seems you have like 1x 80/90mm case fan cooling your whole case (excluding the air from the psu). meaning your air flow is terrible.
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Please use punctuation and proper grammar.

OP do some cable management, remount your current cooler and report back with temps...
rofl grammar police, oh man u r so cool!
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