Currently I have 3 old Antec case fans. Can you suggest better fans please. I'm also looking to keep noise down, quiet is important. 1 fan needs to have a 4 pin header as the System_Fan header on mboard is 4 pin.
I am using the standard Intel supplied heatsink for the Processor.
I did not intend to overclock heavily but hoped to get to 3.0ghz on air.
For that reason I did not buy a Ultra 120 or a Northbridge Fan. Maybe I should buy them ? I heard you have to lap the Ultra 120.
I will be putting an 8800GTS or GTX in this build soon.
I am running Prime for stress testing along with Speedfan and Intel TAT
to observe temps and fan speeds.
Can you guys tell me what temp2 in Speedfan is please, it's getting up to 60C when I run Prime on both processors using -A0 and -A1 and causing the speaker to sound.
Speedfan 4.32 under Prime load running on 1 proc.
Temp1 = 41c
Temp2 = 53c <------ what is this reading, it's always high ?
Temp3 = -1c <----- what is this reading ?
HD0 = 36c
Core0 = 47c
Core1 = 46c
Speedfan 4.32 at Idle
Temp1 = 42c
Temp2 = 36c
Temp3 = -1c
HD0 = 38c
Core0 = 32c <------- are these idle temps okay ?
Core1 = 31c
I do not have a Northbridge fan connected and also no fan connected to the "System Fan" header on motherboard.
Thanks in advance for any help.
INTEL C2D E6600
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 v3.3
MEM,DDR2 EPP800MHZ 2G(2x1G)DUAL PATRIOT
Western Digital 320MB SATA.
Antec True550W - Only 24A 12V :-(
FUTURE Add On / Replacements.
EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W
You could get a fan controller to control up to 4 fans. Even though you have a 4 pin header, you could disable the CPU fan monitor or smart fan I believe, and still hook it up to a controller to manage noise.
The Temp2 I'm guessing is the chipset temp.
Temp3 is prolly just a bug reading, meaning it's not reading anything particular.
You just need to figure out what is what, using perhaps your MB apps that help give you temp readings.
Speed fan readings are usually 15C cooler then the more approximate temps. Try using Core Temp.
Also this guide can help answer other questions you may have, or just give ya info on:
Well... the stock HSF should be okay (in a case with good airflow), even for OC'ing, but you'd get better results, or should get cooler results with (recommended) 3rd party HSF.
I've read so many posts on using the stock 775 HSF, to where people end up finding out sooner or later if they installed it correctly. Personally, I think the 775 socket 4 pin really sucks since it is hard to be sure you have it installed correctly without taking the MB out to see the 4 pins in all the way from looking at it from the back.
On my comment on speed fan, the 15C cooler temps, should be with the core (0/1) readings. The rest of the readings should match or be similar to temp readings like for the MB apps. Going by memory, speed fan temps pretty much matched my dads MSI app that showed the chipset, which was I believe Temp2. With speed fan you just need to figure out what is what, or the FAQ on their website should help you on it.
I was never really sure if the stock HSF would perform that great, so in my case I ended up buying an OEM E4300 (doesn't come with HSF) and getting a clone AC7 by Sunbeam. I should admit I spent the most time installing that HSF since it was the dreaded 4 pin.
It actually worked good enough for a 2.4 ghz OC, but on a full load, the core temps still reached 62/63ish (still safe, since 75C is getting close to 85C on thermal shutdown) since its basically warmer for the summer time. Though the stress test will make the CPU run hotter then games or other apps.
Not everyone will have the same results simply from ambient room temps, and perhaps airflow from the case.
If your maxed out on case cooling, you should focus on creating a more efficient bond between the CPU and HS. Lap them. Doing so may also lower that pretty big temp. difference between your two cores as well. Also, ditch that stock HS
You are right guys and yes that is an interesting difference in the temps between the cores. Makes me think I might have screwed up putting the stock heatsink on. It was a bitch to mount, first time I mounted it, the motherboard was all twisted up, I was worried about it. I did check that the pins were all visible on the underside of the board though. It _looked_ okay.
Anyway this is in my newegg wishlist. What do ya think ?
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler - Retail $64.99
Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E 120mm Case Fan - Retail
Model #: S-FLEX SFF21E $19.99
Went with the E version as it's a lower DBA. I worry about the Ultra-120 mounting as I am a newbie at this, also people say it needs to be lapped. They seem to have manufacturing problems with these and many are arriving concave ?
SilenX IXP-54-14 80mm Case Fan - Retail $13.99
I need new quiet and decent CFM case fans. I am hearing mixed reviews of the SilenX stuff. They have to be 80mm.