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Ok thanks

Regarding the pressure mount of the SA, do you screw in the heatsink with the pressure mount all the way loose and then start tightening it AFTER or do you do it vice versa?

EDIT: I don't see ambient temps indicated in the link you just posted Those are very important, right?
I'll let the Intel users answer the first part of your post.

Yes ambient temps are important, but from what I can tell your temps never hit anything above 60c. Is that true or am I reading those graphs wrong. How are your temps during real-world situations like games with high-ultra settings or while folding?
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I'll let the Intel users answer the first part of your post.

Yes ambient temps are important, but from what I can tell your temps never hit anything above 60c. Is that true or am I reading those graphs wrong. How are your temps during real-world situations like games with high-ultra settings or while folding?
But I'll be overclocking this CPU so I would like to see very low temps Don't they seem to be on the high side?

I haven't tried installing games yet since my rig is brand new.
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Considering the other 2500K oweners on the Sandy Stable Club all have OC'd their chips and have temps in the high 50s-mid 60s your current temps do seem a little high. I know it's a pain to reinstall a massive cooler like our beloved SA, but I'm really curious on your TIM application at this point.

My 955 (still at stock clocks, lol) never breaks 40-41c under load. That's with a TY-140 foward top intake at 100% and abient temps from 25-28c. I'm still trying to get my airflow right, but these temps are good enough for me atm.

EDIT: I just noticed I don't have your name in the OP. Did you post a pic of your rig yet?
EDIT 2: Looked up your GPU and had a thought...maybe the hot air is being cycled up through the SA? I saw a pic you posted on another thread and noticed you have a bottom intake blowing straight up into the front intake of the SA.
Edited by solsamurai - 10/19/11 at 10:17pm
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Considering the other 2500K oweners on the Sandy Stable Club all have OC'd their chips and have temps in the high 50s-mid 60s your current temps do seem a little high. I know it's a pain to reinstall a massive cooler like our beloved SA, but I'm really curious on your TIM application at this point.

My 955 (still at stock clocks, lol) never breaks 40-41c under load. That's with a TY-140 foward top intake at 100% and abient temps from 25-28c. I'm still trying to get my airflow right, but these temps are good enough for me atm.

EDIT: I just noticed I don't have your name in the OP. Did you post a pic of your rig yet?
EDIT 2: Looked up your GPU and had a thought...maybe the hot air is being cycled up through the SA? I saw a pic you posted on another thread and noticed you have a bottom intake blowing straight up into the front intake of the SA.
But the users on the Sandy Stable club are using Prime95 right? My temps are tested with OCCT 4.0.0.B16 which, according to ehume, stresses the CPU MORE than Prime95. So I don't know which is which?

I did post a pic in another thread, I'm not sure if I posted it here yet but here it is:



As you can see, even if I have a bottom intake blowing upwards I also have a mid-case fan that blows air towards the removed PCI slot vents. Does that contribute to something?

Oh one more thing, I still didn't setup Fan Xpert properly. It is still in its default configuration that is the PWM profile makes the two TY-140's in my SA run at only 1000RPM when temps are below 60C (that means when I'm using OCCT the highest my TY-140's go is 1000RPM only). Should I turn it up to full 1300RPM and test again?
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But the users on the Sandy Stable club are using Prime95 right? My temps are tested with OCCT 4.0.0.B16 which, according to ehume, stresses the CPU MORE than Prime95. So I don't know which is which?

I did post a pic in another thread, I'm not sure if I posted it here yet but here it is:

[IMG]~snip

As you can see, even if I have a bottom intake blowing upwards I also have a mid-case fan that blows air towards the removed PCI slot vents. Does that contribute to something?

Oh one more thing, I still didn't setup Fan Xpert properly. It is still in its default configuration that is the PWM profile makes the two TY-140's in my SA run at only 1000RPM when temps are below 60C (that means when I'm using OCCT the highest my TY-140's go is 1000RPM only). Should I turn it up to full 1300RPM and test again?
Wouldn't hurt for comparison and more data. Perhaps the bottom TY-140's are creating a hot air pocket that's pushing hot air from the GPU into the SA. What are you temps like with the bottom intake off? I'll update the OP as well. You've been posting here for awhile. It's about time you're officially in the club!
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Wouldn't hurt for comparison and more data. Perhaps the bottom TY-140's are creating a hot air pocket that's pushing hot air from the GPU into the SA. What are you temps like with the bottom intake off? I'll update the OP as well. You've been posting here for awhile. It's about time you're officially in the club!
Ok, but as your recommendation I will try to re-seat my SA anyway this weekend Do most people do it with a size of the @ sign in the keyboard as well?

Hmmm, I thought everything is working properly with the bottom intake fan installed. I thought it would be beneficial for overall system performance especially for the GPU.

Lol, yeah. Thanks for adding me to the club
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Ok, but as your recommendation I will try to re-seat my SA anyway this weekend Do most people do it with a size of the @ sign in the keyboard as well?

Hmmm, I thought everything is working properly with the bottom intake fan installed. I thought it would be beneficial for overall system performance especially for the GPU.

Lol, yeah. Thanks for adding me to the club
I didn't mean your current setup is wrong. Just trying to help you figure out the source of the issue. Trying different configs is the only way you'll find the best setup. I'm still experimenting with mine, lol. At this point I'm looking into a new case.
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I didn't mean your current setup is wrong. Just trying to help you figure out the source of the issue. Trying different configs is the only way you'll find the best setup. I'm still experimenting with mine, lol. At this point I'm looking into a new case.
No worries I think the most probable solution as of now would be re-seating the SA. I hope that the dust-shape scratches that it had when I installed it don't contribute to my problem.

To all Intel users with the SA:

Regarding the pressure mount of the SA, do you screw in the heatsink with the pressure mount all the way loose and then start tightening it AFTER or do you do it vice versa?

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I never thought about the way I mounted mine, but I've done it twice, and I'm about to do it again.

The first time I tightened down the two outside fasteners first, with the center screw all the way out, and then tightened down the center screw. The second time I had the center pressure screw half way down before I tightened the outside screws. Since it was in the case the second time, it made it a little easier and quicker.

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Photo where?
The photo and screenshot are in the post now. Sorry about the confusion earlier.
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