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Old July 28, 2009, 01:48 AM
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Default CPU Temperatures list! Post what you have running!

Hey all. I used the search function and couldn't find a good list in regards to HWC's members' air cooling accomplishments.
This would serve well comparisons wise: to see what people have accomplished in the world of air cooling and matching your own stats with others.

Some things to post:
1. CPU (Chip and OC?) - if stock, mention. if oc'd, tell us what you have it running at!

2. CPU Cooler - It'd be nice if you could mention what kind of fan configurations you have running. ex - push/pull, single, passive

3. Thermal Paste - application method?

4. Idle Temperatures / Load Temperatures across all cores - average is perfect. don't need to list every individual core.

5. Ambient Temperature - (if possible)

6. Case fans - in terms of intake/exhaust.

I'll start things off
1. Running a q6700 at stock (too hot to O/C)
2. Xigmatek HDT-S1283 in a push/pull config using 2x Noctua NF-p12's. -->
3. MX-2 Thermal Paste - one dot in middle of cpu evenly spread across copper plate
4. Idle: 32 degrees across all cores. Load: 10 Hours F@H Load @ 50 degrees across cores.
5. Ambient temp of about 27 degrees.. Yes it's stupid hot.
6. Running a HAF 932 custom side panel mod... 3x 120mm, 1x 240mm intakes, 3x exhausts

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Old July 28, 2009, 02:34 AM
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My System Specs


Case P182
E8400 @3.5GHz 1.144V Vcore
Noctua NH-U12P LNA adapter for fan
Noctua paste
Idle meaningless for 45nm CPU's/ load in picture

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24C ambient
Middle intake Scythe Gentle Typhoon @920 RPM, HDD intake Scythe Kaze Jyu Slim @940 RPM, exhaust Noctua P12 @680 RPM.

Meantime I've changed Noctua NH-U12P fan with Scythe KAMA PWM @ 420 RPM and middle intake Scythe Gentle Typhoon with Scythe S-Flex 800 RPM and lower Kaze Jyu until 700 RPM. Nice and deadly silent.
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Old July 28, 2009, 03:13 AM
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My System Specs


CPU: Intel C2D E8400 (E0) - 4.0 GHz at 1.3125v BIOS (1.28v CPU-Z, 1.26v LOAD CPU-Z)
Heatsink: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + Panaflo (NMB-MAT) 120x38mm @ 7v
TIM: Arctic Cooling MX-2 - Line method over CPU cores
Ambient Temps: ~25C
Idle temps: ~40C
Load temps: ~65C
Case: Antec P182
Fans: FRONT: Yate Loon D12-SL12 Intake - BACK: Yate Loon D12-SL12 Exhaust - TOP: Scythe S-FLEX "E" Intake @ 7v

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Old July 28, 2009, 05:53 AM
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My System Specs


CPU: Q6600 G0 - 3.5GHz @ 1.41875v.
CPU Cooler: Vendetta 2 - Stock fan at max speed (2000rpm ?)
Thermal paste: unknown, cooler was installed by tech.

Idle temps: 31c.
Load temps: 46c.
Ambient temp: Front intake:22c.
North Bridge:48c.
Avg. CPU power: 80 W. @ 100% load.

Case fans:2 x Thermalright TR-FDB-12-2000 (Front/Rear) @ max speed, and stock Lian-Li top exhaust fan.
North Bridge fan:Antec Spot Cool @ max speed

Quite good temps, and when my AC is running, at low speed, about 3 meters away, i barely hear the pc fans.

Ego cogito, ergo deus non est.

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Old July 28, 2009, 09:20 AM
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CPU: AMD Phenom 2 X2 550 "Unlocked" To Quad X4 B50 - 3.82Ghz @ 1.425V
CPU Cooler: Xigamatech SD964 92MM With Nanoxia FX09 92mm Fan
Thermal Paste OCZ Freeze

Idle Temps: 40c
Load Temps: 63C (OCCT)
Ambiant Temp: 26c
NB Temp: 44c

The little 92mm Xigamtek cooler is a fantastic product but may be over it's head under load with the unlocked quad going all out. I'll invest in the 120mm S1283 model with a good performing fan to compensate.
Got to love the X2 550 though.......great bang for the buck
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Old July 28, 2009, 09:40 AM
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My System Specs


CPU: AMD X4 810 @ 2.6Ghz (Stock)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9900 @ 1100RPM
Thermal Paste: Innovative Cooling 24 Carat Diamond (IC application Method)

Load Temp (4 SMP F@H Clients): 33 Degrees (as measured by Core Temp Beta)
Idle Temp:( 1-3% Load from background programs) is 19 Degrees
Ambient Temp: 16-17 As measured by a Fluke Meter (its a Sub Basement where my computers are).

Case: Thermaltake Armor MX+ Mid-Tower (Stock Cooling)

CPU: Intel E4700 @ 2.6gHz
CPU Cooler: Masscool 8WA741
Thermal Paste: Innovative Cooling 24 Carat Diamond (IC Application Method)

Load Temp: Prime95 : 44 Degrees
Idle Temp:(1-3% Load from Background Programs) 21 Degrees
Ambient Temp: 16-17 as measured by a Fluke Meter

Case: NZXT Apollo Mid-Tower
Cooling Upgrade: 3 AeroCool Xtreme Turbine 89.5CFM Fans, 1 iStarUSA Mobile Rack with 80mm Thermaltake Smart Fan at 56.5CFM.


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Old July 28, 2009, 10:08 AM
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My System Specs


1. i7 920 C0/C1 @ 3.8GHz
2. Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme (push only with stock 120mm fan)
3. Arctic Cooling MX-2 (applied small drop to CPU and spread thin to cover entire surface)
4. Idle Temps 39c 40c 39c 37c / Load Temps 69c 70c 68c 68c
5. Ambient Temperature: 23c - 26c
6. Case fans - Intake (front)120mm x 1, (side)120mm x 1; Exaust (rear)120mm x 1

Temperatures were taken from Realtemp 3.00.
Load Temps were achieved using Prime95 64bit.
I've messed with my case fans since and will edit this post later with new stats for comparison.

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Old July 28, 2009, 10:25 AM
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1. CPU (Chip and OC?) - E8400 @ 3.0GHZ Stock
2. CPU Cooler - Xigmatek S1283 with Boomerang Back Plate. Stock configuration
3. Thermal Paste - Artic Silver 5, Applied by placing to long strips on the aluminum spacers between the Heat Pipes
4. Idle Temperatures / Load Temperatures across all cores - 39-40c / 47-50c5. Ambient Temperature - not sure since my thermostat doesn't work, probably around 20-22c
6. Case fans - 3x120mm Antec Tricool, P183.
and now for something completely different

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Old July 28, 2009, 12:18 PM
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My System Specs


CPU=Q9450@3.7ghz.---58-54-54-54/Prime95@22C ambient.
Ziggy HDT SD964 push/ pull/crossbow plate
IC Diamond paste
Open test bench
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Old July 28, 2009, 12:34 PM
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My System Specs


Get ready for some old hardware, heh. It's been a while since I've had the money to upgrade.

CPU: Athlon 64 X2 4200+, OC @ 2.6GHz
CPU Cooler: Vantec Aeroflow
Idle Temperature: Core 1 - 30 C / Core 2 - 30 C
Load Temperature: Core 1 - 64 C / Core 2 - 63 C
Ambient Temperature: 21 C
Case Fans: Stock cooling on Antec 900. 2x 120mm intake fans @ 1200RPM. 1x 120mm exhaust fan @ 1200RPM. 1x 200mm exhaust fan, can't find specs for it.

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