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Old July 20, 2007, 11:25 AM
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Old July 20, 2007, 10:15 PM
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Very nice review, and it seems like a very nice product as well.
For a passive HS that thing performs really well, how did you read the NB temps?
Also you could attach a fan with zip ties if you really wanted too.
Other than that, looks really good, nice shinny finish as well.
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Old July 20, 2007, 10:23 PM
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The NB temps were as reported by Speedfan, and the speedfan NB temps match the recorded temps in DFI's Smart Guardian monitoring program. Without having a thermal imaging gun (we have one at work... but I don't think they'll let me take it out for a spin at home.... :) ) software is the best I can do so temps are of course "relative".

As far as strapping a fan to the side of it... that would kind of defeat the purpose of a passive cooler..... :)

More important with any passive heatsink would be to ensure adequate case airflow.

I was actually surprised at how well it compared to the DFI heatsink.... that thing is massive when compared to what I'm used to seeing as a stock passive motherboard heatsink.
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odd how your nb temps stock are cooler than mine on water.. same board..

maybe i need more goo
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odd how your nb temps stock are cooler than mine on water.. same board..

maybe i need more goo
What are your temps?

How much voltage are you pushing through the NB? (1.7 was used for the test).

Are you using Smartguardian or speedfan? (I just had them both running when I first got the board so that I could pick out which speedfan temp was NB).

If your temps are a lot higher, that could very well be holding back your OC.
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on water i am idle at 37 deg in smart guardian..

on the stock heatsink i was 45

stock volts 1.25
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Pretty little heatsink, but i really like my stock cooling
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on water i am idle at 37 deg in smart guardian..

on the stock heatsink i was 45

stock volts 1.25
Does seem a bit high, although I suppose each individual chip is going to act slightly differently.

You're also in Oshawa, so I'd imagine your ambient is probably up around 27 this time of year?
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Does seem a bit high, although I suppose each individual chip is going to act slightly differently.

You're also in Oshawa, so I'd imagine your ambient is probably up around 27 this time of year?
ok i pulled everything apart to put Artic Silver Ceramique on the southbridge and while i was in there i reseated the NB waterblock and i am seeing 30 deg under load now.. much better. i think when i was having troubles mounting my waterblock i pressed too hard and made it too thin..
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hmm..since i cant find the cheap arse zalman in stock at dc, im left with either this or the
Enzotech CNB-R1




for some reason id go with the enzotech, what say u? :)
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