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Old 12-13-2005, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I got a Pentium D 820 for my first build, but I heard it had problems with overheating, so I got a Zalman 7700AlCu. However, when I installed it the first time it said it was running at over 55c idle and almost 70c load, so I reinstalled it, being careful to follow arctic silver's instructions. It still runs at 48c idle and 65c load even with the fan turned up all the way! I wondering if you have any advice for me?

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Old 12-13-2005, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You did put heat sink paste on it right?

This fan would probably solve your problem.


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Old 12-13-2005, 11:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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intels are known to run hot.. that doesnt suprise me.. maybe you still put too much thermal paste on..
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What cools the rest of your Case?

The more cooling in the case, can also cool a proc much more.

Also what power supply, those can impact heat also.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My guess would be the HEATSINK & FAN aren't properly mounted on the CPU Socket, which is LGA775 and known to have mounting issues.

A little thermal paste in the right amount might help too.
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Old 12-13-2005, 04:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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how do you know if u have put to much thermal paste on?

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Old 12-13-2005, 04:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally posted by iam_not_2fast4u
how do you know if u have put to much thermal paste on?
Yea, really.

I have a Raidmax X-1 case
1 120mm exhaust fan
1 80mm intake fan right over the proc.
2 80mm fans (1 intake to power supply, 1 exhaust from power supply
Temp inside case is 35-45 (idle-load app.) Same with graphics card (X800GTO Connect3d). I thought the graphics card ran abit hot... Would it help to make the intake fan have a pipe directly to the Zalman 7700's fan? It looks as if the 80 intake's air would be pulled directly out by the 120mm. Air around the case is 20c
There's a mount for a 80/92/120mm fan in the front.
Would it help to mod the case with a 120mm fan out the top?
Anyways, thanks for the replies!
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Let me get this right, useing to much thermal paste would cause the heat sink not to cool it fully?
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Old 12-13-2005, 06:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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it would cause it to overheat... think of it like this

putting too big of a blanket on someone would make them hotter.. but if there so-so hot to begin with, they dont need a big blanket.. put a THIN layer of it on there... i like mine to where i cant see any of the proc. but not have it clumping.. just a nice smooth thin layer..

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