Originally Posted by Amd gt player
i whent with the tuniq and would recomend it you dont need to lap it it comes with a very very flat copper surface you can change the fan if you want which will result in the same kind of results as a true imo, and it isnt that hard to install just dont screw each screw in all the way and struggle to put the last one in like i did my first time, screw each one in a little then once there all secure tighten them as much as you can. at stock on low rpm my q6600 runs at 31/35 on all cores idle, when over clocked to 3.6ghz i run at 38/44 degrees across all cores then at load it goes up to 55c , and i dont even have it lapped. nor do i have great thermal paste, try reseating with less it really makes the diference. OCZ Technology | Products | Cooling Products | OCZ Ultra 5+ Silver Thermal Compound *EOL
is the paste i have with a stock tuniq fan.
Interesting, did you change the fan? With my tower it's a pain in the *** to get the screws off once tightened on.... I wonder if they're on tight enough with how hot mine runs stock... I followed some directions on how to put the paste on... if i'm running 60-70's at ~3GHZ, suppose I should look into placing the grease/heatsink once again?
BTW, I'm using ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound
Also I just checked I run 37-38 CPU temp at stock, with 55 system temperature