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Old December 11, 2009, 01:31 PM
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You are correct in that they don't run as hot as the i7s, but they're also a lot more sensitive to high(er) temps when it comes to overclocking them, and it seems like the latest batches of 955s (I've got two of them) run excessively hot (right on the edge with stock cooling) so a couple of degrees either way might make a big difference.
Oh yes for sure Steve, didn't mean to say it that way.. My Opteron 165 did run hot when overclocked.. And yes when overclocking, being a little cooler does make a difference..
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Old December 11, 2009, 10:09 PM
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So I've installed it in the 'East-West' fashion, and have had it just running on the BIOS for the past hour or so, and idle CPU temperature is 32 Celsius. It's inside the HAF 922, with the three case fans on, and the heatsink fan at 2000'ish RPM's, so I guess 100%.

That seems to be about the norm, right? Or could I be getting it down a bit more? Granted, this isn't stressing it out, but before I hit any benchmarks next week, I'd like to know if I'm in OK shape so far; last thing I want to be doing is cooking smores while Prime 95 is running. :P

Edit: By the looks of this thread...:

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus CPU Cooler Review Comment Thread

...I may not be in the best of shape lol! Maybe a reapplication of grease will do the trick, because it looks and feels like the heatsink is seated properly.
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