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CPU temps / Liquid cooler questions

Last response: in CPUs
May 16, 2013 10:56:42 PM

Just picked up a Zalman LQ-315, installed it and put a TB silence on it. My current idle temps sit at about 33-38c, and under load (using 3Dmark) I hit about 50 - 51c

My room stays atound 75 - 80f (not my choice -_-)

Do these seem like ok numbers considering my room temp and the fact I'm not OCing at all?

The stock thermal paste was a bit smudged and had a line through the side a bit but looked like it covered the CPU well enough. Would buying some better paste help out?

Also, I have 2 Scythe GTs that im tempted to put on this thing, but the enermax looks so sexy, would using a GT for pull and the enermax for push be ok?

Also my specs are:

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965
Case: Fractal Define R4
MoBo: AsRock 990fx extreme3
GPU: 2x 650TI Boost edition SLIed
HDD: 500gb WD Green Drive (upgrading later)
PSU: 600 watt Cougar 80+ Silver PSU
Cooler: Zalman LQ-315 water cooler
RAM: 8g Kingston HyperX 1600ghz
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May 17, 2013 5:48:09 AM

50-51c is rather cool for a CPU at load, you have nothing to worry about