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ok win 7 finally installed on ssd...
idle temps between 20 and 25 for all cores, 100% cpu stress less than 35c on all cores..
time to overclock from stock?
One core is always like 4c above the others though. Now i see 20 25, 21, 23 on real temp
is the core at 25c just not good thermal paste contact? Or is this normal for cpu's.

I'd say you're on your way to some great OC'ing. biggrin.gif How did you apply your TIM and how much did you use. A very small dot in the center is what most SA owners use with great success. thumb.gif Sounds like the TIM hasn't spread evenly across the CPU, hence the 4c difference on one of the cores.
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I applied a dot on the cpu then spread it as evenly as a could with a piece of plastic, then applied a dot on the base of the SA and pressed them together. Might have ended up using too much thermal paste. A little pit ended up on the pcb of the cpu from overflow but i'm using mx-2 it's not conductive so wont short anything.

I'll do some proper stress testing and post temps at stock clocks. Ambient temps are like 10 to 15c. It's winter here in shanghai and the Chinese don't put any insulation in the buildings so I need three 2000w heaters just to make my ambient temps 15c lol. That is for just one room.
Edited by ilikebeer - 2/26/12 at 9:14pm
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clean your cpu again and apply the tim properly. put a dot on your cpu and put the cooler on it.
let the cooler spread the tim by pressure not by any finger or card method.

its just wrong
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clean your cpu again and apply the tim properly. put a dot on your cpu and put the cooler on it.
let the cooler spread the tim by pressure not by any finger or card method.
its just wrong

Ok,

It is a bit of a pain as I have to remove the mobo completely, but I guess the mx-2 will be quite easy to clean off compared to other thermal compounds. Just before I do all that, please see my idle temps and 100% load temps. Are they in a 10 to 15c ambient temp room (I should buy a thermometer)... normal for a SA? If a tad high or if all my cores should be equal temps then I will do as you advised. thumb.gif

450

450

Only ran it for 20 minutes at 100% but I think that's sufficient as the temps weren't creeping up and it wasn't a stability test as still stock clocks.
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I'm also curious how the SA handles heat... is it like a linear thing where if you double the cpu speed the temp doubles? Because my SA still feels cold to the touch. I wonder if it 'works harder' so temps don't shoot up but just go up slightly even after over clocking.
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Someone find me the cheapest place to buy some ty 140's...or would the Ty 150's fit in the 140mm mounts in the top of my 650d?

Answer. Me. I'm in class and lazy. biggrin.gif

@ilikebeer...your temps are like ice...
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I'd say you're on your way to some great OC'ing. biggrin.gif How did you apply your TIM and how much did you use. A very small dot in the center is what most SA owners use with great success. thumb.gif Sounds like the TIM hasn't spread evenly across the CPU, hence the 4c difference on one of the cores.

I'm not so sure this is a problem. I think most people have variance between the cores. At idle there can be 4-5 degrees difference between cores and at load even more.
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I'm also curious how the SA handles heat... is it like a linear thing where if you double the cpu speed the temp doubles? Because my SA still feels cold to the touch. I wonder if it 'works harder' so temps don't shoot up but just go up slightly even after over clocking.

Thats a hard question. Even with my system at full load the cooler its self is nice and cool. It depends on how you installed it, how you installed the case, what voltage your going to use and all that stuff.
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Someone find me the cheapest place to buy some ty 140's...or would the Ty 150's fit in the 140mm mounts in the top of my 650d?
Answer. Me. I'm in class and lazy. biggrin.gif
@ilikebeer...your temps are like ice...

Try Cooler Guys and Frozen CPU. The TY-150 is noticeably wider than the TY-140. I forgot to get some pics but the TY-150's stick out too far in my current case (K62). From the 650D thread you know that two TY-140s fit but the pics I saw makes it look snug so I don't know if the larger TY-150s will work. If I find a way to finally get the 650D soon I'll try to fit my two 150s up there. thumb.gif I'm only able to use one atm behind my 5.25 bay for extra mid-case airflow. Temps dropped 2c on my GPU so it was worth the effort. Just sad I can't use them both on my SA. frown.gif
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I'm not so sure this is a problem. I think most people have variance between the cores. At idle there can be 4-5 degrees difference between cores and at load even more.

Fair enough. I'm still waiting a little longer before going Intel. biggrin.gif
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Try Cooler Guys and Frozen CPU. The TY-150 is noticeably wider than the TY-140. I forgot to get some pics but the TY-150's stick out too far in my current case (K62). From the 650D thread you know that two TY-140s fit but the pics I saw makes it look snug so I don't know if the larger TY-150s will work. If I find a way to finally get the 650D soon I'll try to fit my two 150s up there. thumb.gif I'm only able to use one atm behind my 5.25 bay for extra mid-case airflow. Temps dropped 2c on my GPU so it was worth the effort. Just sad I can't use them both on my SA. frown.gif
Fair enough. I'm still waiting a little longer before going Intel. biggrin.gif

Phenom II's tend to be very close to each other core temp wise, almost identical. I dont know about BD, but intel's core's are all over the map, some time's a 6-7c difference between them, I have checked and rechecked my TIM spread, temps are fine, they just "jump around" alot lol.
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