Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Sex Machine, Dec 28, 2006.
Did you use a seperate fan or the fan that came with the cpu?
I'm using the stock fan, and it runs at 40c.
lucky mine stays at 49 with artic silver paste
I think the arrangement of the case fans has a lot to do with that.
I have a micro-atx case, and there's two 92mm fans in front and
a 120mm fan in back.
Plus, the power supply is isolated from the rest of the case, and exhausts through louvers in the top of the case.
I customized the case so it would hold 3 hard drives.
(the drive cage sits on top of a stainless steel post)
The drives sit right in front of the top 92mm fan.
Then the bottom one blows fresh air right under the 7900GT card.
Since the hard drives and the video card stay pretty cool, there's not much
build up of heat in the case.
I'm using a Zalman 7700cu something or other
Those are badass.
Even though my temps are good, if one of those could have fit my micro-atx build, I would have gone for it.
Ya, if the guy is actually able to play with them titties, I pretty much hate him.
I was super anal about my temps and bought a zalmans 5500 i think(?), before on my e6400 I had 42C at idle, 60C at 100% with the stock fan and arctic silver.
Then I installed my Zalmans and now I'm at 37C idle and 55C 100% and this is with it overclocked to 2.8 vcore 1.375. So I'm super happy with temps, stays alot cooler even when overclocked compared to stock heatsink. My heatsink was only 37.xx also, more than worth it.
I'm still using the stock one, but my thermalright ultra 120 should be here early next week, and a nice new antec nine hundred case to go with it. Hopefully it will drop my load temps down from the 65 c they are at now.
You just had to go and rub it in, didn't you.
I wish that case had been available when I built my c2d setup.
I went with the Antec NSK3300 instead, which is pretty great for
a micro-atx case. But the nine hundred is teh sexy.
what are you guys using for temp readings? No way those are core temps.
I got 48C using Asus probe.
try Core Temp, a lot more accurate.
It measures the temp via the diode that's embedded in the cpu, only the really new CPU's support it.