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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by xkm1948, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. xkm1948

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    I am currently using ZALMAN CNPS 9700 to cool down my 3.6G Q6600. However, the core temp easily gets close to 80C.

    Are there any efficent coolers that you guys can suggest, I mean they should handle 3.6G Q6600 easily.
     
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    80C ? :eek: Do you mean 80F? If not I would check out your cooler and make sure that it's fully clamped/screwed down. When was the last time you changed your thermal paste?
     
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    176F? That can't be correct...
     
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    Eh, 80 C not 80F.

    That was really faaaar away. About 2 years ago when I first installed my computer
     
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    ASUS PC Probe shows 55 idle and around 69~71 fully loaded.

    Everest Ulitmate shows that core1 and core2 exceeds 80C when running occt
     
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    The only temp program I trust is real temp. 80C isn't that off the wall though, I've heard of it. What's your ambient temperature? The CNPS9990 is good. I use the Xigmatek Dark Knight, its pretty solid too. You might want to look into ICD7 thermal paste. Its good stuff!
     
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    you have to change your thermalpaste now !!

    I have the CNPS 9700 NT too and i never get temps like yours even my Q9650 clocked to 3.8ghz in these hot summer days !!
     
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    Hope that's gonna work
     
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    Get ICD7!! Best stuff out there.
     
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    If that doesn't work you could always get the Thermalright Ultra Xtreme 120 or the Black version since these are 2 of the best ones around.
    Other than that great coolers are also the Scythe Mugen 2, CoolerMaster V8, Prolimatech Megahalems and of course the Noctua NH-U12P.
     
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    Xig S1283 too, especially if you can find one around $30 shipped...keeps my q6600 @ 3.6/1.4v @ 55C or less on load, lately w/cooler temps I've been below 50C.

    :toast:
     
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    Now it is IMPRESSIVE!

    I removed my 9700, cleaned it and get some thermal grease on it. Guess what? Now it is 35 idle and 46 on load.

    Man, I never realize that thermal compond could make such hugh difference!
     
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    Yeap they do :)
     
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    You had something more wrong than just the reapplication of TIM, for a 30C temperature drop. Eh, whatever. At least it's better now.
     
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    I agree. I think you must have had WAY to much thermal compound on the first time, so you weren't getting good contact.
     
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    Maybe I didn't fix the cooler well 1.5 year ago......
     
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    I don't think your temps were that out of wack.
     
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    yeah, they were.

    Once I played L4D for 2 hrs, upon exiting the game, the temp reading was 81C on core1 and 2
     
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    xigmaitic dark night
     
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    well his temps are fine now that he reset the the cooler. And 80C is damn high for just coming out of a game...
     
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    Shin etsu is better.
     
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    Maybe so, I've never used it.
     
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    +1 on the xiggy or you can get the OCZ Vendetta 2 and change the weak fan to a better flow fan and get same results as xiggy.
     
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    Actually the Vendetta 2 outperforms the Xigmatek solution even with the stock fan.
    However everything we say is irrelevant since the problem got fixed with the same cooler.
     
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