Yeah, definitly didn't seem normal to me at 48C at idle.
I applied a grain like amount of MX-2 to the middle of the cpu and then placed the TRUE on top of it squishing it out. Room temp is cool, is a basement office.
Anyways, second application seems to have gone better now is consistantly at 24ish at idle. Core 1 at 22 and core 2 at 26.
I plan on lapping, I didn't check how flat it was but I can feel the small ridges if I run my fingernail accross it. I just want to do a OC before the lapping and then again after to see the difference.
Originally Posted by veedubfreak
Mine is sitting around 44ish idle at 3.6ghz but thats because its like 75F in my apt. During the winter when it sits at 60F, i idle at around 35C. Why couldnt you mount it verticle. I had no issues mounting my TRUE verticle or horizontal in my 900.
I could be wrong but I think with the on AMD AM2 cpu set you can only face the TRUE in one of two dirrections depending on how the mount was build into the mobo, mine can only face up or down unless i do some serious modding on the mounting bracket. Take a look at this mobo on the close up shot, if you line the holes up its a rectangle, not a square so you can't just flip the mounting bracket any way you want, only goes on one of two ways:
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Atleast that's how i see it unless i didn't read the assembly instructions correctly and there is another way to mount it horizontally.
Check this site out, you'll see the AM2 mounting bracket part way down in Step 3
Note that the holes on the bracket for a rectangle so only goes on one of two ways...[/edit]