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Old 04-10-2004, 09:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys
I just got my new computer.

Asus a7v600
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Idle my temps are 48 load my temps are 54 degrees celcius.
Are these temps too high. i am overclocking to a 174mhz bus. and my multiplyer is locked ar 11.5 so i am running at 2002Mhz.
I am looking at getting a thermaltake volcano 11 or Coolermaster jet7.

I also have a window case with 1 fan in window, and 1 in the back also 1 fan in the psu, which direction should the fans blow.

Thansk for your help u am new to modding and overlcocking.
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is my opinion that those temps are acceptable but, you should invest in an aftermarket heatsink/fan for your CPU. That with some good thermal paste like artic silver should bring down those temps.

Also, it would be a good idea to get some more fans. The fan on the side of your computer should blow in then the one on the back should blow out. Personally, i have modified my case to accept a 120mm fan on the side (~50 CFM) and then i put two fans on the bak that blow out. Finally i have one PCI fan that plugs into a pci slot and blows air out as well. I just think that you should have the same volume flowing in as you have flowing out of the case.
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If you are getting a new heatsink, I would recommend lapping it. It will drop the temp by a few degrees.
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what exactly is lapping, i am net to this overclocking please help me.
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lapping is polishing the bottom of the heatsink with a very fine material. this is done to improve heat tranfer by making better surface-to-surface contact with the heatsink core and the processor die. really though most heatsinks that have copper cores are machined to a mirror finish so its not neccessary on them. you get about 1-3C drop in temps i think and if you screw it up you can make it worse.\


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Really, i didn't know that you can make it worse. It is really hard to mess up with lapping. By the way even though they say it has a mirror finish, there are still uneven parts in the heatsink, because it is made by a machine.
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Here's what I do, as far as lapping goes. 800grit wet/dry sand paper to remove the heavy machine marks. Then a metal polish like metal magic or neverdull. This produces a finish you could shave in. I did this on my stock cooler for my 2.6 w/ht and the temp dropped 6 degrees.
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Hi probably a dumb question but how do you guys know what temp CPU is running at? Or are you checking air temp inside the whole case? TomW
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nope. Its the actual CPU temp. You can do it by Getting a program that tells u ur CPU temp... Or you can get a temp probe and put it on ur CPU and that will tell u ur CPU temp. I actully have 2 probes. One on my water cooling to tell me my CPU temp and 1 on my case that tells me my case temp.
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Here's what I do, as far as lapping goes. 800grit wet/dry sand paper to remove the heavy machine marks. Then a metal polish like metal magic or neverdull. This produces a finish you could shave in. I did this on my stock cooler for my 2.6 w/ht and the temp dropped 6 degrees.
yea use that sand paper. BUT MAKE SURE U USE A LOT OF WATER. If you dont then u will scratch it and make gashes in it.
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