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Old December 28, 2008, 03:47 PM
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Hello. I just built a new rig: Antec 900/Q9550/GeForce GTX 280/Asus P5ND/4GB Ram/BlueOrb CPU Cooler. I'm running at 43 on the CPU and 30 on the mobo at idle, and up to 65 on the CPU playing Ghost Recon. This seems warm to me. Should I be looking at better CPU cooling? Can I "bump" the voltage to the CPU cooler fan in the BIOS? Am I nit-picking? lol! Thanks for your consideration.
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Old December 28, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Using my system for comparison I would say your temps are high by at least 10*, my Q9550@3.12GHz tops out around 55-57* under 24/7 Folding load. I would recommend the Vendetta 2 as a highly effective CPU cooler, I have it on both my quads.
Also maybe reseat your heatsink and /or check your TIM application...
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Old December 28, 2008, 09:59 PM
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Get a Vendetta 2 to keep it cool. Also, use stress testing programs like OCCT to find your load temps.
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That does seem pretty high. My Q9550 C0 @ 3.5GHz hits 58C under stress testing. That's with a TRUE but at stock, the BlueOrb shouldn't be reaching those temps. Did you check if it was seated properly? If you're not planning on overclocking I'd do that before I bought a new HSF.
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Old December 29, 2008, 09:00 AM
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Hi. I reset the cooler with Arctic Silver, and added a fan to the case side. That makes two 120's on the front(intake), one 200 on the top(exhaust), one 120 on the side(intake), and one 120 in the rear(exhaust). The PSU and GPU also exhaust. The side fan brought the mobo temp down to 28, and the CPU is at 42, at idle. Ghost Recon runs up to 60. I've ordered the OCZ Vendetta 2. I'll see if that makes a difference.
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Old December 29, 2008, 09:02 AM
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Oh yes. OCCT runs the CPU temp up over 70.
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You will see a HUGE different in the temps, you shouldn't be going up 20 degree from idle to load. That Orb isn't made for quads I would assume.
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Old January 12, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Sounds to me like there was some sort of confusion between Thermaltake as taking a chance with cpu cooling and ThermalRight the right choice for cpu cooling.

On a more serious note after reading the specs from thermaltake there doesn't seem to be any indication that it supports qaudcore cpus it does specifically mention Dualcore support only.

Some suggestions for good qaudcore cooling:

Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme
Ultimate CPU Cooling Solutions! USA
OCZ Vendetta 2
OCZ Technology | Products | Cooling Products | OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler
Sunbeam CoreContact Freezer Pro
Sunbeam, manufacturer that provides the best CPU cooler, best Power Supply, best gaming case and acrylic case, also welcomes OEM projects.

Sure there is more but any of these will offer you great performance, ultimately the choice is yours. Oh and don't forget an excellent high performance fan choice is the Noctua NF-P12.

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ZeroTherm (by Apack) has two good ones that will work well on a Quad as well.

Frosty Tech reveiwed both as well,

ZeroTherm NV-120P or ZeroTherm FZ-120 (which you can setup for Push/Pull).

Good Coolers, at a decent price with great numbers.

Again though, Choice is yours.

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