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Old 06-15-2006, 02:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default my 3800 x2 temp and keeping it stable

Recently I put arctic silver 5 on and I was able to overclock to 2.8 ghz (probably couldve before) but I learn more and more everytime I read about it. Anyways, I got arctic silver, and a zalman 7000 cu led heatsink. I idle at 35c at 2.8 ghz (1.57vcore) but its not stable cause cs freezes very fast after loading. I want to know if i buy a new heatsink (cps9500, big typhoon, or the scythe ninja, would it lower my idle temp? I dont think it would, But im not sure, so thats my main question, If i upgraded, would i get a lower idle temp + be stable? Thanks guys.

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Old 06-15-2006, 03:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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clearly its not the idle temp thats killing you, otherwise you would never boot. my guess is you have probably gone far past your stable point. prime95 is a good way to test stability. if you can't run that for 8 hours+ (one on each core) then you're not stable. can't really say whether or not a new HSF would make you stable but it can't hurt.

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Old 06-15-2006, 03:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well i run mine @2.7 prime stable on both cores for 10 hours.. but i cannot keep it stable at 2.8..and i have a cpns9500 and my temp is 43under load on both cores.
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