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x2 4600+ s939 idle temp-a bit too high?

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August 12, 2006 3:45:04 AM

I just finished installing a 4600+ for a friend. Speedfan reports the temp as 44C idle. Is it too high? setup as follows

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II
MSi K8n platinum
2x1g OCZ Platinum EL DDR400
zalman 7000B AlCu
120mm exhaust fan
92mm side intake fan
ocz ultra 5+ thermal paste
ambient temp around 75-85F

or did i mess up the cooler installation??
August 12, 2006 4:28:20 AM

Ah a Zalman fan one of my favs. That out've the way.

Problem maybe the fact, you used too much thermal paste.
You are only supposed to use a rice grain size of goop. Then spread it out.

I never used ocz grease, though it shouldnt be a big problem...
(Personaly i use Artic Silver)

Make sure when you are dismount and remounting the fan only unscrew a half of a turn and move to the other one.

Its to make sure you dont put too much stress on the CPU.

That be all.
August 12, 2006 4:28:21 AM

I have the same cpu and mine idles at 40C with 27-30C ambient. Doesnt sound to bad but what temps does it reach under load.
August 12, 2006 6:10:25 AM

about 48-50 under load.

I used very little of the thermal grease. The cooler did slid around a little bit when i put it on.
August 12, 2006 11:37:38 AM

With your ambient averaging in the 80's F, I wouldn't worry about it. My 4400+ averages 52C at 100% load on both cores with an ambient temperature of 85F. At idle it hovers around 45C with 85F ambient. I use a Zalman 9500, have one 120mm fan pulling air in and one 120mm pushing air out and two eVGA 7800GTX cards in SLI.



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I just finished installing a 4600+ for a friend. Speedfan reports the temp as 44C idle. Is it too high? setup as follows

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II
MSi K8n platinum
2x1g OCZ Platinum EL DDR400
zalman 7000B AlCu
120mm exhaust fan
92mm side intake fan
ocz ultra 5+ thermal paste
ambient temp around 75-85F

or did i mess up the cooler installation??
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