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August 7, 2009 4:26:56 AM

So I would like to push my machine as far as it can go, i.e. a little bit of OC'ing. So I installed a Thermaltake Silent 775D w/ AS5 in lieu of my stock one. Using speedfan, coretemp, real temp, occt, etc., the core temps remain the same as the stock cooler. I have tried taking the side panel off and using a house fan to cool it as well with no improvement. The avg. temps. where I live are 80-90F to 55-65F @ night. I had the mobo out as I was installing the new heatsink and AS5 in order to make sure everything was good. I added a rice sized amount to the cpu and spread it evenly. The temps as I write this are 55,46,46,53C at IDLE and it is 62F in my house. I looked through lots of other forums and the only conclusion I ever see is improperly installed heatsink or not enough air flow which I'm confident that neither of those are the problem. Could a sensor be reading higher than normal? I can touch close to the cpu/heatsink and I don't feel much heat if any at all. Most of it is coming from the Chipset heatsink below it. :??: 

Any suggestions would be great.


My specs are:
Processor-- Intel Core 2 quad Q8200
Freak--2333.06MHz (333.29X7.0)
SOcket--775
VID--1.2375
GPU--9800GTX+


I bought this off my brother for sh*ts and grins, now I want to juice it for everything it's got.

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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 4:52:45 AM

Just a question, WHy did you choose this cooler?
August 7, 2009 6:17:06 AM

overshocked said:
Just a question, WHy did you choose this cooler?

My brother chose it, I just put it on because it came with everything I bought from him. Now that you mention that, I see on Thermaltakes webpage that it doesn't specifically mention "Core 2 quad." WOluld this be why it is not cooling properly? If so, any good recommendations?
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August 7, 2009 6:26:29 AM

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What case are you using?>

Antec 900
August 7, 2009 2:51:28 PM

Not a great heatsink for overclocking. By the looks of it, it would probably keep the temps at or slightly lower than the stock fan. The Antec 900 will fit most HSF combos, so you might want to upgrade to something a little bigger.
a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 3:56:06 PM

Yeah, put the core contact freezer in there.
August 7, 2009 6:00:46 PM

I think I'm gonna just buy a new hsf, even if I reseat this one, it has the stupid push pins which I feel are not nearly as secure as screw on types. The pushpins are probably why the stock has the same temps as this one. Are any of you guys using the core contact freezer?

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a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 6:04:40 PM
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WOW lol look at my sig.

I love the core contact fereezer.

It is one of the best collers.

Check out frostytech.com
August 7, 2009 6:31:41 PM

:lol:  I just noticed that right after I posted. Stuipid me, I'm still waking up. I will check it out. Quick thought, I'm also looking for a good mobo to upgrade to so I can SLI my 9800gtx's. I'll worry about upgrading processors later.
a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 6:38:53 PM


LOL
^ Why did you buy this computer if you were planning on upgrading the mobo and the CPU?

Was it just a really good deal?
August 7, 2009 7:53:13 PM

how much it cost to buy this pc off your brother? because from the looks of it, you're upgrading stuff and wasting money when you could of just bought parts and assemble yourself with better specs.

Also, i wrote a little report before..


Core contact freezer Vs. Stock cooler

Mounted the CCF sideways <---> so air blows up through the exhaust by going up the top fan
e6400 oc'd 3.0ghz
Antec 900 case, every fan on low
Applied the tx-2 thermal paste that came with CCF
Closed case
Same ambient temp. 21C

Idle Temps

CCF

30-40C depending on fan speed

Stock

50-55C depending on fan speed

Load temps

CCF (intelburntest or prime95 small fft)

50-55C
depending on fan speed

Stock cooler

70-80C depending on fan speed


Noise level

CCF

You cannot hear the fan once its under 1400 rpm (MAX 1900)

Stock cooler

You cannot hear the fan once its under 1900 rpm (MAX 4200)
August 7, 2009 7:58:38 PM

Yeah for $550, he sold me this rig, it also came with a Corsair HX520 psu and a Seagate 750hdd, he is in the military and getting stationed in Germany. I've only owned a p.o.s. laptop and I couldn't pass up the deal. I'd planned on building my own anyways and now I have some hardware to work with.
August 7, 2009 8:09:48 PM

well it was pretty much a rip off but whatever now that you're willing to upgrade
August 7, 2009 8:12:59 PM

err 550 for a C2Q with a 9800GTX+ (GTS260 lol) is a good deal if its assembled

550 on dells gets you a C2D and IGP (or something a little better if you got a deal) with shitty psu/mobo....
a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 8:15:39 PM

Yeah... pretty good deal.

So what were you looking at for a mobo?
August 7, 2009 8:18:38 PM

well to me the 9800gtx+ isnt that good
c2q..
when you can get i7 920..for around 300..
a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 8:23:47 PM

overshocks said:
well to me the 9800gtx+ isnt that good
c2q..
when you can get i7 920..for around 300..



The 9800 gtx+ is the same thing as a gts 250 so if you wanted to go the i7 route then:

GTS 250=$150

I7 920=$300

Were at $450 now.....


its a good deal that he got. [:lectrocrew:6]
August 7, 2009 8:41:01 PM

overshocked said:
Yeah... pretty good deal.

So what were you looking at for a mobo?

No specific mobo's yet. I've been checking out newegg for something that can handle a little bit of OC while being able to SLI. This Corsair hx520 has some really good reviews but I'm still looking to see if it can handle two 9800gtx+'s
a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 8:45:04 PM

id go for an nvidia chipset.
August 7, 2009 9:12:27 PM

What do you think about this guy? I've been an Nvidia fan as well.
August 7, 2009 9:20:26 PM

umm overshocked you dnt remember me? its been a long time ( like 2 weeks)
a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 9:22:37 PM

overshocks said:
umm overshocked you dnt remember me? its been a long time ( like 2 weeks)


well id have to take a guess and say this is ez. Correct?
August 7, 2009 9:28:15 PM

yes im back :D 

umm why nvidia chipset..
i would rather get a asus or gigabyte..probably cheaper and performs around the same
a b K Overclocking
August 7, 2009 9:30:16 PM

nvidia is good at OC and it offers good SLI performance (for obvious reasons)

And 99$ for a 750i is a grat deal.
August 8, 2009 12:18:22 AM

overshocked said:
nvidia is good at OC and it offers good SLI performance (for obvious reasons)

And 99$ for a 750i is a grat deal.

Thanks overshocked, I'm gonna get the eVGA 750i I think it will be a great mobo. Have any thoughts on my Corsair hx520 pushing two 9800gtx+'s or should I get a bigger psu as well?
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 2:37:07 AM

overshocks said:
yes im back :D 

umm why nvidia chipset..
i would rather get a asus or gigabyte..probably cheaper and performs around the same


Are you a Fan-Troll of overshocked or is this pure coincidence?


a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 3:55:47 AM

cykososhull said:
Thanks overshocked, I'm gonna get the eVGA 750i I think it will be a great mobo. Have any thoughts on my Corsair hx520 pushing two 9800gtx+'s or should I get a bigger psu as well?



Yes, i would get a bigger psu.

Or if your willing to mod you could just buy a second psu.
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 3:56:18 AM

OvrClkr said:
Are you a Fan-Troll of overshocked or is this pure coincidence?



I think i have a fanbase. LOL! [:lectrocrew:5]
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 4:00:54 AM

ok so we have to add overshocked's fan club to the website lol.......
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 7:53:16 AM

^ it can be a new section in the forum.
August 8, 2009 9:29:20 AM

overshocked said:
Yes, i would get a bigger psu.

Or if your willing to mod you could just buy a second psu.

Well, I have a Codegen 400W psu lying around, would that work for a mod?..by the way I've skimmed through a few of these psu mods, but never paid attention to them. Could you elaborate on how it might work or if this 400w is just junk, b/c I love doing mods and thinking outside the box/ custom sh*t.
a c 86 K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 3:23:52 PM

Playing with the inside of PSU's can be very dangerous. Even turned off they can hold a big charge in the capacitors.

That said, you can find resources on the net on how to modify/improve PSU's. Not something I would recommend unless your a electronic tech trained in such things.
a c 86 K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 9:48:29 PM

Aha, you have a PSU for say the CPU/mobo connector and the other PSU for the GPU's. Gotcha.
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 9:50:30 PM

Conumdrum said:
Aha, you have a PSU for say the CPU/mobo connector and the other PSU for the GPU's. Gotcha.



Yep... some times i regret buying a single 1000w when i could have bought 2x500w for like half the price....
a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 10:07:39 PM

overshocked said:
Yep... some times i regret buying a single 1000w when i could have bought 2x500w for like half the price....


Get on YIM......


a b K Overclocking
August 8, 2009 10:18:42 PM

kk
August 9, 2009 2:53:52 AM

Sounds too easy, I guess the hard part is going to be reconfiguring my case for the extra psu
a b K Overclocking
August 9, 2009 3:41:57 AM

cykososhull said:
Sounds too easy, I guess the hard part is going to be reconfiguring my case for the extra psu



Thats why i said you will have to mod it. ;) 
August 9, 2009 6:29:56 AM

overshocked said:
I think i have a fanbase. LOL! [:lectrocrew:5]


ROFL
a fan? nice try
August 9, 2009 6:32:25 AM

OvrClkr said:
Get on YIM......


umm lol actually talkin through yim
!