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Thinking of going back to my Silver Arrow from an H60. The two things holding me back is that it's huge and I switched to a lighter cooler because I heard things about it smushing the cpu socket (potentially) with too much mounting pressure. How can I get around these hurdles? Thanks.
Stop listening to people who dont know what they are talking about.

Thermalright did a great job on their mounting system. With the knob on the top of the intel mounting system, you can adjust the pressure as you see fit, even at max pressure, I have heard/read no conclusive story about the SA damaging anything.

Nuff said.
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Thanks. Do I really need those rubber triangles that Thermalright included to muffle vibration from the fans on the heatsink? Some of mine fell off last time and I don't have enough of them to re-apply.
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Thanks. Do I really need those rubber triangles that Thermalright included to muffle vibration from the fans on the heatsink? Some of mine fell off last time and I don't have enough of them to re-apply.
Try going without them. If you start getting vibrations you can go to a hardware store and get Velcro squares. Take two, slice them in half diagonally and you'll have four double-sticky triangles. Peel off the covers and apply them to the fan. Then peel off the other covers and apply the fan to the heatsink.
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Hi all, i'm knew to using forums so sorry if this post is in the wrong place but it is to do with the silver arrow kind of.
Right when i first installed the silver arrow i only used one fan (at 800 rpm), now my bios showed my CPU temps as being 40c at idle. I then installed the secound fan, with both fans running (at 1250 rpm) i thought the temp would have dropped but it hasn't on the bios where as on speccy it is now displaying 29-30c at idle.
So my question is, Is the bios reading the temp correctly or not?, what should i trust?
(I'm using an P8P67 Deluxe with bios version 1502)
Thank You in advance.
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Hi all, i'm knew to using forums so sorry if this post is in the wrong place but it is to do with the silver arrow kind of.
Right when i first installed the silver arrow i only used one fan (at 800 rpm), now my bios showed my CPU temps as being 40c at idle. I then installed the secound fan, with both fans running (at 1250 rpm) i thought the temp would have dropped but it hasn't on the bios where as on speccy it is now displaying 29-30c at idle.
So my question is, Is the bios reading the temp correctly or not?, what should i trust?
(I'm using an P8P67 Deluxe with bios version 1502)
Thank You in advance.
Bios temps aren't "idle." boot into windows and let pc idle for 5-15m and take note of temp then. Leave realtemp 3.67 running while pc idling during that time.
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Bios temps aren't "idle." boot into windows and let pc idle for 5-15m and take note of temp then. Leave realtemp 3.67 running while pc idling during that time.
I didn't know that sorry. Thanks for the reply and help, i did what you told me to and the max it reached was 32c. BTW this is my first build so I'm a newbie
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I didn't know that sorry. Thanks for the reply and help, i did what you told me to and the max it reached was 32c. BTW this is my first build so I'm a newbie
Sounds about right to me. I've seen 25-35c idle temps but theres a lot of factors involved. What's important are load temps.
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Sounds about right to me. I've seen 25-35c idle temps but theres a lot of factors involved. What's important are load temps.
Ah right , that makes sense. Am i right in thinking running a cpu stress test and having realtemp running would give me the load temp. hope i dnt sound stupid haha. also i have my silver arrow postioned vertically because of ram clearance issues, do you think that effects the temps?
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Ah right , that makes sense. Am i right in thinking running a cpu stress test and having realtemp running would give me the load temp. hope i dnt sound stupid haha. also i have my silver arrow postioned vertically because of ram clearance issues, do you think that effects the temps?
Running prime 95 small fft for 15 mins will give u an idea on temps. Keep in mind prime 95 will produce temps 5-15c higher than real world. I'd recommend 8-12h of prime blend for stability though.

The orientation may or may not change the temps. It's something you'll have to test and see for yourself. I'd say if you're happy with the temps you get then dont worry about it.
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Running prime 95 small fft for 15 mins will give u an idea on temps. Keep in mind prime 95 will produce temps 5-15c higher than real world. I'd recommend 8-12h of prime blend for stability though.

The orientation may or may not change the temps. It's something you'll have to test and see for yourself. I'd say if you're happy with the temps you get then dont worry about it.
I did that a bit earlier for about 30 mins, averaged at 54c maxed at 55c. temps seem pretty good to me. i've heard of people overclocking 2600k's @ 4.5ghz and having temps below 60c using the silver arrow. doubt i'll stay below 60c.

Anyway thanks a lot for the advice, it's much appreciated
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