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Old 08-22-04, 11:20 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Thermaltake SilentTower


Hello. I upgraded from a 2100+ to a 3200+. I had a Globalwin copper heatsink. With it on the 3200+ I was getting 62 idle/75 peak gaming. Of course this was too hot. I was getting protection reboots. So after some searching I decided on the Thermaltake Silent Tower as a new sink. I mount this baby on using "thin layer" of articsilver 5. I am now getting 23c idle temps and 30c peak with high load. I've used prime95 and hot cpu to push the cpu.
I first would like to know if these new temps are accurate. I get about 20c in the bios and 23c reading from moptherboard Monitor 5. My mothreboard is an asus A7V8x deluxe rev. 2.0. So are these temp readings accurate. I believe they are because I run extremely stable now. I was just wondering if anyone else gets this kinda of performance with their cooling solution.
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Old 08-22-04, 11:28 AM   #2
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seems a bit low for aircooling, what is the ambient temp?
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Old 08-22-04, 11:44 AM   #3
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i dunno about that....with my asus a7n8x-e deluxe on my 3200+ with my sp-97 its hard to get in the 30's without a duct or sidepanel fan feeding it air

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Old 08-22-04, 01:37 PM Thread Starter   #4
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Lian Li PC-60 aluminum case
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AMD 3200+ (400mh)with a Themaltake Silent Tower, idle temp @ 23c (17c in bios).
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motherboard monitor 5 gives me this reading.

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Old 08-22-04, 03:51 PM   #5
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LOL all that weight hanging off you motherboard must be having an effect of the temp diode. LOL. Seriously that is a massive drop in temp. Almost too good to be true to be honest.

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Old 08-22-04, 03:53 PM   #6
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There's no way those temps are accurate unless your ambient temp is uncomfortably low. What's your ambient (room) temp?
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Old 08-22-04, 04:32 PM   #7
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Skull,
Since your readout does not include CPU usage, I'll assume that these temps reflect an idle ( zero CPU usage) condition.
Even so, that's quite a respectable showing from a unit that I found desperately disappointing.
Maybe I'll dust mine off and give it a second go...

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Old 08-22-04, 04:48 PM   #8
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The CPU diode is lower than the socket temp? That's weird.

14C for low case temp is also weird, unless your room is like a refrigerator. That's 57F. You'd be wearing a jacket in your room.

The delta between case and CPU-diode is also super low - too good for a middlin' heatsink like the Silent Tower.

I would say ... something's weird. MBM 5 or your mobo is confused for some reason. I think you have good temps but not *that* good.

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