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Been a *long* time since I've built my own system and messed with cooling and oc. I'm just getting started on cooling with an eye towards a little overclocking later. Just wanted to post some first results.

I have a Phenom X3 720 on a Gigabyte 880GMA-UD2H mobo (both bought used), and I just got a new Cooler Master GeminII S cooler. My cooler choice was limited because it's a small matx case. The results are from CPUID Hardware Monitor. I don't know for sure what TMPIN0-2 are, but I'm guessing that TMPIN1 is the cpu socket temperature.

Idle - Stock cooler vs. GeminII S cooler
TMPIN0 34C/36C +2
TMPIN1 36C/33C -3
TMPIN2 38C/36C -2
Core 0-2 24C/21 -3

Load 30min - Stock cooler vs. GeminII S cooler
TMPIN0 37C/40C +3
TMPIN1 54C/46C -8
TMPIN2 49C/46C -3
Core 0-2 39C/32 -7

So a 7-8 degree drop under load with the new cooler, and reasonably below 60C. How that? Not earth-shattering, but is it decent? And what's up with the increase in TMPIN0? Any guess as to what TMPIN2 is?

I want to do some overclocking but I'd like to get some heatsinks on the mosfets first. I hesitated doing now that 'cause I don't want to drop another $30 on it this month. Baby steps, I suppose.
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