Originally Posted by AJsez
Is there anything more I can do to bring down my temp
(apart from lowering my vcore and frequency.)
When you say you have the Rasa kit with a GTX 240, does that mean that you are running two 240mm radiators at the moment? If so then another one isn't going to change things. Ways to reduce temperatures:
Lower your ambient temperatures. This is going to give you the biggest chance of dropping your CPU temp. A 10C drop in ambients is going to give you slightly more than 10C drop on your CPU, due to CPUs needing more power when they are hotter (electrical resistance rises with temperature). Can you place your computer so it draws in cooler air? Is there a AC outlet anywhere near which you can duct to the case inake?
Change your TIM. If you went for something like Shin Etsu you might see a degree or two drop, Indigo Xtreme might give you as much as 3C.
Reseat your block. When Skinnee did his TIM testing
he found up to a 2C variance between his mounts using the same TIM. Keep in mind that he will do literally hundreds of mounts during the course of various tests, so he should be pretty good and consistent. A better mount might get you a few degrees.
Number 1 is your best bet, between 2 and 3 you might
drop as much as 4-5C, depending on how things are now (e.g. how good your current mount is). Honestly though, 73C is good given your ambients.Edited by GingerJohn - 3/19/11 at 12:32pm