It only has a heat sink. I pulled the heatsink, replaced the goop with Arctic Silver2, booted and im down 1 whole degree celcius. The chip looked bad. Much like an old AMD chip that had been clocked too much and started to get black and stuff.
Should I find a small fan and mount it on top of the heatsink and see if that helps?
Ok, looks like my mb is locked so I cant adjust the fan speed. I tried SpeedFan and no mojo.
It must be a fake reading or something... I have a 3krpm fan blowing across the Northbridge heat sink and still no dice. Constant 82C. Anyone else here running a Dell 530 that can run HWMonitor and let me know what their's is at?
Well, I undid my tape mod and I havent had the weird reboot problem. It seemed the Core Voltage would get too high under load. It throttles normally at 2.4ghz from 1.13 when in the speedstepping mode to 1.24 under full load.
So I am just going to keep it at stock until I purchase a new i7.