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THunDA

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Oct 25, 2002
Location
NY
hi...
I have the SLK800 and a Enermax80mm adjustable fan for a few weeks now and in begining I was gettn like 38-40 idle and like 42-44 load which ive been told is slightly high for what I have..oh I use AS3 also..well anyway I was playn some Merc's last night for 2 hours or so and checked temp and it said 48!!! I know its safe but should be alot lower...Ive takin the slk off a few times and noticed a light imprint of the cpu core on the base of the HS ..Someone said that it means its a good fit but could that cause bad performance also...cuz when take it on and off its not gona be in same exact stop ...when I had HS off last time I ran my nail across the imprint and it does feel little ruff but not major nooks and craney's...lol guess thats what id call it..today I just ordered a Mechtronics 80mm [email protected] ...been reading thats a good one without major noise ..so maybe that will help??...dont really wana lap the HS cuz I never did that before..unless its required.And this might be a dumb question but I have two real small chips on core ...now i use shim...would that effect heat?
And when I set Vcore to 1.7 in bios it goes to around 1.77-1.79 with MBM and Asus Probe....I set in bios would it be more efficient to use jumper mode?
sorry long post ...
Thanks
 

Captain Slug

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The temperature ofthe room your PC is in will fluctuate because of the lighting, weather, your presence, and any air conditioning/heating you have going. So a 4C difference is no biggy.

If you want to spend the time I recommend lapping the bottom of your heatsink.
 
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THunDA

THunDA

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hmmm...now ya make me wana lap it..lol ive been reading the sticky on this forum about lapping and I bought some 600 and 1500 sand paper ..I also have a mirror that I can do it on for a flat surface.In in sticky it says to use washing liquid ...does that mean dish washing liquid? so it slides on paper better..and I have some denatured(spelling?) stuff will that be good to clean the hs ...think mines all copper..
THX
 

GHOST_Viper

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Oct 30, 2002
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Yes it means use liquid dish-washing soap.

The reason is that it will allow the sandpaper to slide smoother, and the sandpaper won't get used up as fast because there's a buffer to keep the crap your sanding off the paper itself.

-Jason

(Of course mix water in with the soap)
 
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THunDA

THunDA

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Location
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ok i installed the new fan and idle temps are better but i ran prime for 10 min's and temps were 46....eek then i noticed with asus probe it said my +12v was 13.3 as soon as i stopped prime it went to 12.9 and back to 42 ...is it ok that +12 was goin that high cuz asus probe was blinking like it was too high?