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Old July 9, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Do you have everything at stock? I've got my cpu at stock speed right now while everything is out of the case for my WC setup, and at full load I am getting 35C. With the TRUE the mountign screws will stop turning on their own eventually, so make you sure have them screwed all the way. While 40-48 at load is an improvement it is still high for stock speed and voltage. It also depends on your ambient as well. My Idle temps are 22-26C. The TRUE is definitely a great cooler!
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Old July 9, 2008, 09:06 AM
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Do you have everything at stock? I've got my cpu at stock speed right now while everything is out of the case for my WC setup, and at full load I am getting 35C. With the TRUE the mountign screws will stop turning on their own eventually, so make you sure have them screwed all the way. While 40-48 at load is an improvement it is still high for stock speed and voltage. It also depends on your ambient as well. My Idle temps are 22-26C. The TRUE is definitely a great cooler!
I think my ambient should be quite cool.. My room temp right now is about 25C. I'm sure I screwed in the spring screws all the way.

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NOT a good fan for that heatsink. You should be looking for something like a Yate Loon or Noctua P12 1200RPM which should drop your temps by at least 10%.
Well, that was the only extra fan I had around, so I used it. Would the fans that come with the Swiftech WC kit be good? I think they were Deltas or something.
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Old July 9, 2008, 09:18 AM
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NOT a good fan for that heatsink. You should be looking for something like a Yate Loon or Noctua P12 1200RPM which should drop your temps by at least 10%.
Or even the Scythe S-FLEX fans.

I ran dual Noctua NF-P12s on my TRUE which seemed to work rather well.
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Old July 9, 2008, 09:37 AM
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But, my question is that are these fans good? Delta WFB1212M (2100rpm, 72 CFM, 34 dBA) 120x120x25.4mm 4-pin (3-wire) with sensor cooling fan.

Because those were the ones that came with my WC kit from Swiftech. And if you ask why I don't use H2O now to cool my CPU, lets just say.. "Stuff" happened.
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Old July 9, 2008, 10:07 AM
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Nothing wrong in trying those Swiftech fans. You just never know.
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Old July 9, 2008, 10:33 AM
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Those Deltas would work fine, though 34dBA is pretty loud...
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Old July 9, 2008, 11:16 AM
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I run dual Noctua p12's on a 6750, 20-22 idle, MAYBE 40 with orthos, tops...

I also have them running with the super low speed adapters, silent but deadly. But smells better.
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No, it's not about the fans. I'm surprised nobody brought this up. Thermalright can't say flat. The TRUE has been known to have flatness issues. The one TRUE you have happens to be very uneven then. If you want better temps you're going to have to lap the TRUE. Or maybe it's the processor's flatness. Or maybe it's both! I'd advise you lap the CPU and the TRUE. Best temps ever.
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No, it's not about the fans. I'm surprised nobody brought this up. Thermalright can't say flat. The TRUE has been known to have flatness issues. The one TRUE you have happens to be very uneven then. If you want better temps you're going to have to lap the TRUE. Or maybe it's the processor's flatness. Or maybe it's both! I'd advise you lap the CPU and the TRUE. Best temps ever.
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Old July 9, 2008, 12:14 PM
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I haven't seen it mentioned here, but BIOS actually presents a fair load on the CPU... probably north of 50%. Just something to consider. The TRUE is an awesome HS, though like anything...some can be lacking in the quality-control area. As noted, nothing a shim and/or few pieces of 600 through 2000grit sandpaper can't fix. If lapped properly and shimmed, there isn't a non-TEC hs/f..as well as many(ready-made) water-cooling kits that can outperform it.
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