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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm View Post
    Not knockin' on Artic Silver, but there are better TIM's out there. Check this, has some info on application also;
    At the link you posted, AS 5 is rated number two, so I don't understand your comment.

    The results posted in that article fly in the face of several other reviews I have read. The test took over two years! Can any testing environment remain consistent over that length of time? Whatever, an interesting article none the less.
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    Default Re: Can I get my Temps down?

    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellS View Post
    Since installing the Hyper 212, I've been concerned about the 120mm heatsink fan and the 80mm exhaust fan in the back. It almost seemed like a better idea to take the exhaust fan out and put my horn in the back to direct the hot air out from the CPU. I had to remove the horn to get the Hyper 212 in since it barely fits inside the case which prevents me from using a side panel fan also. I could make an 80mm hole lower in the side panel to use the rear fan there and a 120mm in the top to get rid of the interior heat.
    I would leave the 80mm rear exhaust alone. I can almost guarantee you will see improvements in both your case and your cpu temps, if you add an 120mm blowhole, and an 80mm side intake. Put the side intake as low and as close to the front of the case as you can. This way air flow still goes from front lower to rear upper. Let's look at it this way, you would have three 80mm intakes, and one 80mm exhaust, an 120mm exhaust, and a exhaust from your psu. Depending on your cfm of each fan, and amount of restriction in the case, they may very well be a balance in and out flow, with probably a bias to more exhaust, (negative pressure). Not too bad.

    I am just surprised about your cpu temps though. Maybe you should re-apply TIM and reseat it.
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    Well, I cut a hole in the top of my case and added a 120mm exhaust fan. I also removed the vented covers on the front of the case for the 5 1/2" bays where I have three HDDs installed.

    The HDDs are cooler now but the CPU temps didn't change much. At idle I started at 35*C and under load reached 74*C. I'm at 39*C right now.

    I picked up some Antec Formula 5 also (didn't have Artic Silver). I'll tear it apart tomorrow and reseat the cooler.
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    HardOCP had a decent shoot out between several and honestly I already knew what to expect, any thermal compound from a reputable manufacturer gets the job done with in a couple Celsius. Buy whatever has a good price/shipping ration IMO.

    If you see giant leaps of temps when you switch TIM's it means A you put too much on, B you put too little on or C you simply do not know how to spread it correctly.

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    If you see giant leaps of temps when you switch TIM's it means A you put too much on, B you put too little on or C you simply do not know how to spread it correctly.
    Or if they are that much out, it's more likely to be D, which is the HSF assy hasn't been correctly fitted. Which can easily be the case if someone has managed to push down three of the Intel retaining clips correctly, but the fourth looks ok, but is indeed not fully secured.
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    I reseated the cooler today (found some Artic Silver 5 that I had leftover from my build) and tidied up the wiring to get better air flow and after running Prime95, my temps were 39*C min and 68*C max so that didn't do a whole lot of good.

    I reset the BIOS to optimized defaults and ran Prime95 and temps were 34*C and 53*C max at stock speeds.

    Looks like I'll either have to give up on a 3.2 clock or find the instructions I used to overclock it the first time.
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    Pulled the cooler back off and put on the Antec Formula 5 that I bought the other day and ran at stock speed and got 29*C to 49*C so I decided to try a smaller OC (2.8Ghz) to see how hot it got and my temps were 40*C to 56*C under load so I'll try 3.0Ghz tommorrow.

    What really has me bumfuzzled is that I always have zero CPU usage at idle according to Windows Task Manager but the last week it's been at 22% at idle. I don't see anything under processes that would be using that much CPU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrellS View Post
    Pulled the cooler back off and put on the Antec Formula 5 that I bought the other day and ran at stock speed and got 29*C to 49*C so I decided to try a smaller OC (2.8Ghz) to see how hot it got and my temps were 40*C to 56*C under load so I'll try 3.0Ghz tommorrow.

    What really has me bumfuzzled is that I always have zero CPU usage at idle according to Windows Task Manager but the last week it's been at 22% at idle. I don't see anything under processes that would be using that much CPU.
    Is this Vista? If so, Windefender could be running, or SuperFetch doing it's thing.
    Have you any AV or Anti-Spy utility that has "Auto-Protect" enabled?
    If you see that all HD activity has stopped then soon after the CPU should be at idle.

    Also you should be able to see plain old vanilla "C1" working in Performance monitor, which effectively keeps the cpu cool when it's not doing anything. This is invoked by the OS.
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    Finally got the intake fan installed in the side panel. I went with a 2000rpm, 69cfm, 39dba 120mm fan. Same as top exhaust fan. A little noisy but I'm not too worried about noise.

    Set CPU to 8x400 and ran Prime95 and temps were 37*C min and 58*C max.

    I'm running XP Pro SP3 32bit. I have Avast and SuperAntiSpyware but both are set exactly like my brother and both of my friends computers and they are all running zero CPU usage at idle. I've run virus, spyware and malware scans and have come up with nothing.

    I may have to repair Windows to fix the problem. I can't find anything on this problem using Google.
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    On the subject of the Hyper 212... I replaced mine not too long ago with a TrUE black and saw temps drop by more than 10c. The 212 isn't aweful, but it's certainly not the best cooler out there. It had trouble keeping a Q8200 @ 3.4GHz, 1.3625V under 74c in IBT. The TrUE bought this down to ~63-64 (compared both the same evening, 20c ambient). It coped much better with a dual core, at least at stock speed, keeping my E7400 under 55c at stock. There would be no way I'd be running a 3.9GHz overclock now if I were still using it though.

    The stock fan is also very poor indeed. Airflow at full isn't a problem, but the noise is. The packaging blatantly lies about the fan noise too. It states 19dB. many reviews on the net have the fan at a minimum of 35dB. Changing the heatsink out was the best decision I have made. It's now sitting on top of the retired Q8200, awaiting sale, perhaps on eBay, assembled in an old case I had to hand. It's now doing the job it's suited for, keeping a stock CPU at a perfectly reasonable temp.
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