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Thread: IC7 + Xaser III + P43.0C = TO HOT !! ??!




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    Ok .. i'm at a loss here !!

    Setup:

    Abit IC7
    Thermaltake Xaser III case (7 case fans !)
    Intel P4 3.0C 800mhz FSB + Retail fan
    Geforce 4 TI 4200
    512MB PC2700 (pc3200 otw)

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    I'm getting 110'F at idle, and 138'F at 80% load. All 7 case fans are spinning, the cpu is attached to the retail heatsink (which has a circular copper base) via artic silver II compound. There is no cables with 2" in any direction of the cpu, the 2 side fans blow outside air (68 degrees !!!) directly onto the cpu and are spinning fine.

    What is going on ?? Why is this thing getting so hot ? 110 i can live with .. but not 58+C at load !!

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    Have you overclocked? Get AS3 (artic silver 3) and a better hsf, otherwise maybe your temp diode is wong
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    The diff between AS2 and AS3 is about 1C of performance during peak load .. maybe 2C at most .. i'm running about 10C hotter then i feel i should .. no i am not overclocking at all .. this CPU should be just fine with the retail HSF i know there are better ones but if i'm not over clocking is houldn't have to worry about my cpu overheating using their fan and better grease ?

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    That is all u could really do (intel hsf = **** even at stock speeds)
    Is the Hsf properly mounted? Where is your temp sensor placed?
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    Ok well just ordered TT Spark 7 + AS3 compound to replace the retail HSF ..

    Yea its 100% mounted triple checked that and even remounted it to be sure. The AS2 level is very slightly transparent, a very thin coat, you can see the impression from the circular copper base of the retail HSF (why on earth intel ships a HSF that does _NOT_ 100% touch the processor is beyond me !! The copper circle on the bottom of the HSF is only 80% of the size of the proc .. talk about cutting ends !!)

    The temp sensor is built into the P4's .. it sends this info to the MB via a pin, its as accurate as your going to get ..

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    Most unusual. :confused:

    Are all the front and side fans suckin' air in and the back and top ones blowin' out? :?:

    But then again I had an UNEEC case once with too much airflow and replacin' the SMART CASE FAN II's with 34cfm ones actually reduced my temps around 6C (saved my hearin' as well).

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    Hmmm...well your temps should go down with the new products. Maybe your chip is a "dud" and it runs fast.
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    well the first thing i did after getting my Thermaltake Xaser III case was replace 3 of the fans .. the ones that come in the case are alittle week .. i bought 3 "Y S TECH 80mm" fans .. lowered my case temps around 8C ... i installed 2 in the intake slots .. and one in the door .. doesnt seem to be any louder now but the new fans push alot more air ...

    my amd 2100+ is running at about 40C and i have about 28C in the case last time i cked ..
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