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FINALLY.. resolved my overheating

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Jul 8, 2002
Northern KY
Well I have been making a newbie mistake. This is how I found out how.

I was having a idle temp of 55C with my SLK-800 and TT smart fan 2. So I took off my heat sink. Lapped it real good and put it back on with some artic alumina, but this time I did a better job mounting it. Before I was not getting the knotch right.

Taaadaaa... Idle temp is now 37C.

AND... I just got some artic silver 3.

...Time to shutdown...



Aug 16, 2002
St Louis, MO
If you can handle the SF2 at full load you can probably handle a delta or tornado....of course if you not running at full speed, it is different ;)


Jul 13, 2002
Sitting at my computer playing UT2004.
I hear the smart fan works a bit better if you stand the fan off of the heatsink fins just a tiny bit say 1/4 inch or maybe 1/2 inch. This i think allows the airflow time to straighten a tiny bit or such and will be less noisy also. So you could still probably drop your temps even more with the same fan, just try out a few things, funnels, shrouds etc. and see what works best in your case.