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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by TheMailMan78, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. TheMailMan78

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    The title sums it up. But to prove my point look at this screenshot...

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    That's not bad...what was the load, and what temps did it hit under the stock cooler at the same speed/volts?
     
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    Caught you by surprise heh? Those are some nice temps. Were you using the factory cooler before?
     
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    Well apparently my SpinQ was a dud. :laugh: Damn fan died on me. So I decided to go WC. Running at 25c idle now! :rockout:

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    I like how futurelooks.com did a review on this in December.
    If you look at the graph, I see an anomaly:
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    Spot the stock cooler temp?
    CPU is a X4 965

    Can you say "CPU is fried"?
    :p
     
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    Like I said my SpinQ died so I went WC.
     
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    72c doesn't fry anything yet.Or does it :p

    Mailman, your wife must be disappointed (she did give you the cooler as a Christmas gift, no?), BUT learned a valuable lesson: TT = crap even if it seems they made something good.
     
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    I dont think thats true. Anyway she got the SpinQ from bestbuy so when I went to return it they just put some Corsair H50's on the floor for the same price! I figured WTF why not. Now I love me some WC!! Tonight Im going to clean off the stock thermal grease and put on some OCS freeze.
     
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    Nice luck you had there :p

    These prebuilt WC solutions are epic if you get them cheap.
     
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    Ive been impressed. Im going to add some better thermal paste tonight.
     
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    I like mine - it may not be up there with the TRUE or NH-D14 or whatever else, but it looks a lot better :p

    A word of warning though, my rad was full of dust after about 6 weeks, seems to clog up pretty fast.
     
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    My Domino ALC beat the pants of my True 120 ex.

    20 c off the load temps heh.
     
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    The 965 is rated at 62c max..
     
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    The H50? How is it under load?
     
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    My lack of knowledge regarding AMD CPUs has been exposed then. The shame! But that is a very "low" temp. Seeing as my old P4 was operating around 80c and still is alive and running.
     
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    And intels cpus being able to withstand 100 :laugh:
    Doesn't sound right to me.
     
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    Check with AMD HERE.
    It's quite true.
    Quite rediculous too, that's for sure :banghead:
     
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    That' can't be right, it must be max temp achieved with the stock cooler in their test labs.

    If it is true, then people wouldn't be able to overclock their AMD processors.
     
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    62 indeed is max. I was used to seeing my i7 hit 90 during benching! :eek:
     
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    It's true for sure, which is why it's imperative that a good cooler is used when OCing this baby.
    In an earlier thread I already raved about the suckiness of the stock cooler.
    Even today, I find it hard to do much at all with it still in the system, which is why I'm getting a proper cooler soon.
    It's summer here, and my system idles at 43c. My 5850 idles at 38c. Go figure.
    Under load, I'm sure I've already fried my CPU as well, when OCed - ran at 66c (72c Core) for about 10 minutes, before the fan (controlled by the CPU) finally decided to run at 100%, which brought the temp down to a barely usable 61c :eek:
    Crud.
    Not OCing until I get the new cooler..

    It has to be said, though, that the temps in the Phenoms are an estimate at best. AMD states that the temp measurement calculation(!) is such:
    measured temp / 8
    Nice formula.
    Why not use the actual temperature measured, rather than use maths to work out what it actually is?
    :banghead:
     
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    It hasn't broke 38c yet.
     
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    f**k. what clocks? I am so getting one of these. They are maintenance free also, so awesome!
     
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    Stock clocks but I belive it will get better once I change the paste and add another fan. They have these things at BestBuy now man!
     
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    I missed the sale though, it was like $50. Now it's back up to like $80.
     
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