core temp can be decieving. You need to be looking at the Tcase Temp rather than the core temps. Core temps will spike up very high at times. AMD specs their cpu by the tcase temps. As best as i can determine Tcase is measured roughly where the die meets the heat spreader. measuring at that point will give a pretty fair indication of how well you are dissipating the heat. The core temps are measured deeper in the die core so you will always get much higher temp readings at that point. If you are using speedfan to measure usually temp 1 is the tcase measurement. CoreTemp will tell you what the Tcase temp rating is for your cpu.
Methious wrote:Well after breaking in the Artic Silver 5 a little, putting a high CFM 120 MM fan in back the 6400 is Idling at 36C, typical load 44c, full load 50c. I was beginning to wonder I've had really good luck with the nMediaPC Icetank.
I still have my eye on a couple of heavy duty coolers (gotta have a cooler when I build the old 4400 x2 anyway)
Anybody used or heard any thing about this one.
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler, for Intel LGA775 & AMD Socket AM2 Processors, Model: U-120E
Can be seen here http://directron.com/u120e.html
Methious wrote:Been looking at Vantac Stealth at 55cfm supposed to be acceptable noise level. the thunder blade was supposed to be 21db so I'm relying more on word of mouth than what's written in the description, I also have a thermaltake volcano cpu cooler setting in a box sidelined for excessive noise, sounds like an airplane propeller spinning up so I'm kinda soured on thermaltake right now.
Not to be a pain in the posterior or any thing but how much noise do the Corsair water cooling kits generate?
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