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Volcano7+. But still get high temp readings. Wth?

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Sakure

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So I heeded the advices of some people and got myself a Volcano7+. It does run with its famous jet noise at high speed setting, and it sure does blow some massive amounts of air out from the copper heatsink, but my CPU temperature wasnt all that good, still.
It now runs at about 53c idle, and 65at maximum load, with the high speed settings, which is unacceptable to me. Whats with my P4 2.53? Any ideas? Im using Arctic Silver3 thermal paste, too.
FYI My m/b is a MSI 845PEMax, and Im with a 6 fan casing.
Thanks.
 

yfan

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53c is way too high. Are you using the motherboard monitor or are you measuing the temperature yourself? If its the motherboard monitor, try getting a reading yourself as maybe your sensors are wrong. BTW the volcano 7+ is supposed to be blowing air onto the heatsink not off of it. If everything is installed correctly, i'd get a different heatsink
 
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Sakure

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A different heatsink? Well, I got V7+ for its heatsink, actually...since its all copper and has fine fins.
Im using the motherboard monitor. My BIOS may be reading the temps incorrectly, but Im not sure about it. How do you measure the temps yourself and is it accurate?
BTW, I meant blowing a alot of air out of the copper heatsink- from the sides.