Originally Posted by nagasama
the water cooling makes a BIG difference, it would seem.
if you had the inclination, apokalipse...maybe you could take the water block off and put a stock cooler on it. just for information purposes. not really neccessary, but i bet it will jump in temp 7-10*, don't you?
and i just noticed its 41* at idle, stock voltage. that is indeed a little high...i think my 4200 idled at like 30-32* with stock voltage and a zalman, and it is a 90nm windsor...
I have used the same watercooling on my 4600+, and it actually ran hotter than my 6000+ does. Both are Windsor cores.
at 2.8GHZ and 1.55V, the 4600+ would hit 58ºC. With watercooling.
However my 6000+, at the same voltage, but at 3.5GHZ, still doesn't get above about 45ºC
The temperatures can vary a lot between two different chips of the same core.
I think it often has to do with how well the thermal paste is applied between the IHS and the CPU core.
Oh and BTW, the stock
cooler of my 6000+ is actually a heatpipe cooler. The 4600+'s stock cooler is just a regular aluminium one.