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post #11 of 15
NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! i've not read anything about MX4 and therefore don't know about it, google and check a review or two :d
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Arctic Silver 5 is no better than others, is stiff to apply and takes a long time before you know if you have set it properly. More recent ones are better and don't have such long setting times. The Shin-Etsu X23-7762 is pretty good, but look at this review.

As for core temps: Intel says that the further you get from Tj-max (about 100c) the less accurate those tiny sensors are: they're really designed to sense the approach of core temps to Tj-max so the chip can throttle itself down to avoid overheating. So uneven temps are to be expected. You don't know what those temps really are.

Uneven temps have nothing to do with your TIM, BTW.
Thats good to know, but now I'm confused. I seem to have a stable overclock at 4.5 and my chip doesn't go past 64 on prime95. The only anomoly I see at the high end is that one core doesn't go past 57, but maybe its just sitting under a heatpipe or something.

Since Tmax is 98, it doesn't seem like I'm running too hot. Is it really worth the time and expense of changing the heatsink and TIM. Part of me wants to just exchange it for a higher-end solution in general (either water or SA), but if I'm going to stick with this, why not just leave it as is?

Edit: I'm running Prime95 now...I have a high of:
Core0: 56
Core1: 63
Core2: 59
Core3: 63

If I'll really gain much by changing the TIM, I'll do it...otherwise, I'm inclined to wait until I upgrade (or exchange) for a better solution and just do it then.
Edited by BackwardPawn - 4/15/11 at 9:23pm
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by ehume View Post
Arctic Silver 5 is no better than others, is stiff to apply and takes a long time before you know if you have set it properly. More recent ones are better and don't have such long setting times. The Shin-Etsu X23-7762 is pretty good, but look at this review.

As for core temps: Intel says that the further you get from Tj-max (about 100c) the less accurate those tiny sensors are: they're really designed to sense the approach of core temps to Tj-max so the chip can throttle itself down to avoid overheating. So uneven temps are to be expected. You don't know what those temps really are.

Uneven temps have nothing to do with your TIM, BTW.
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Thats good to know, but now I'm confused. I seem to have a stable overclock at 4.5 and my chip doesn't go past 64 on prime95. The only anomoly I see at the high end is that one core doesn't go past 57, but maybe its just sitting under a heatpipe or something.

Since Tmax is 98, it doesn't seem like I'm running too hot. Is it really worth the time and expense of changing the heatsink and TIM. Part of me wants to just exchange it for a higher-end solution in general (either water or SA), but if I'm going to stick with this, why not just leave it as is?
The hotter the core temps, the closer they are to Tj-max and the more accurate the sensors are. So now your core temps are within 7c of each other, which is closer together and what we should expect as accuracy improves.

As for the temps themselves: those are fine temps. Nothing wrong at all. You have plenty of headroom.

Heatsink: Why buy another cooler when this one works fine?
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Yeah...I think I'll just leave this. I'm a little worried as my room gets hot in the summer (which is why I was originally interested in water), but I'll see how it does before I change anything.
post #15 of 15
hey at least its not 111. Honestly, the one that is only at 11 is probly not working nearly as hard as the other 3 which have higher temps. So I really wouldnt worry about it too much. Like I said, at least its not at 111.
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