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What HSF for a Gigabyte 965p-ds3p?

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July 2, 2007 2:32:58 AM

I am looking for a good hsf which fits my board.

The board is a Gigabyte 965p-ds3p.

The problem are the 9 capacitor near the processor socket, so not all HSF will fit.
The processor is OC and the ambient temps are high (tropical region), so what would you recommend to get?

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July 2, 2007 3:01:15 AM

What proc? What overclock?

I know for a fact that the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme will fit on a DS3 since I installed one on my brother's.
July 2, 2007 3:47:37 AM

The proc is an E6600, OC to 3.2GHz (fsb 400, multiplier 8x, no voltage changed), runs stable, but goes sometimes too hot...

Outside temps are 34c, in my aircon room 26c, so it runs idle 37 and under 100% load of both cores it goes to 71c, thats too hot.

The stock fan is just crap, so I want to replace it, but they could not tell me on the phone which hsf will fit that board...
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July 2, 2007 4:08:55 AM

Most coolers should fit that board. If you plan to keep it at 3.2GHz, I'd just buy a Zalman 9700 and be content. If you want the best, I've already told you the Ultra 120 Extreme (and non-Extreme) will fit.
July 2, 2007 4:47:16 AM

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Most coolers should fit that board. If you plan to keep it at 3.2GHz, I'd just buy a Zalman 9700 and be content. If you want the best, I've already told you the Ultra 120 Extreme (and non-Extreme) will fit.


Thanks, will try Zalman (they sure don't have Ultra 120 here where I live...)
July 2, 2007 11:00:46 AM

Iinstalled now a Zalman 9500.

The idle is now 34 and 100% load 68
This is disappointing, considered with stock I got 37/71
July 2, 2007 4:49:28 PM

What thermal paste are you using? Try reseating the HSF... maybe is wasn't in proper contact.
July 3, 2007 1:51:22 AM

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What thermal paste are you using? Try reseating the HSF... maybe is wasn't in proper contact.


I removed the HS, removed the paste (that was the one which came with the zalman).

I applied new zalman paste (ZM-STG1), re-seated the FS and its exactly the same, no change.

The Zalman runs at full speed, around 2500rpm.
July 3, 2007 6:27:47 AM

Hmmm... possibly a problem with the thermal probe. Try using a different temperature utility like CoreTemp.
July 3, 2007 9:29:21 AM

CoreTemp also shows me the same temps.

What I did a while ago was lapping the processor down to the copper. Its perfectly flat (tested with a razor blade against a light). Installed everything back and its still the same temp, 34c idle, 68c-69c t 100% load on both cores.

If I lower the vcore form the default 1.35 to 1.33, it goes down by 2c, but its not stable and will reboot after 1 minute.

For me it looks like the zalman and the paste was a waste of good money (I paid here where I live $100 for it). The stock did almost the same.

Maybe it will take 100 or 200 hours before it reaches the final temps, but if I see other people, they go into the 20's with the zalman.
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