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X6 1090T BE Temps... Is this accurate?

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May 22, 2010 1:08:22 PM

Hi all!

So I've gone and dropped a 1090T BE on an 890GX and covered it with a Noctua U12P-SE2. 1x120mm pushing air onto the two noctua 120mm's sandwiching the heatsink and extracted by 1x140mm and 1x120mm.

Naturally I went straight for Crysis and some Premiere Pro encoding, with HWMonitor and taskman in the background. With all 6 cores at full load, my temps began to slowly creep up, and up, and up.... to 23 degrees celsius.

The ambient temp in the room is about 12C. HWMonitor says the 1090T is idling at 13-15C. How is this possible? Surely it must be an error in sensor calibration? I was expecting at least 40C+. In the same room, the P9600 in my Vaio is idling at 40C.

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May 22, 2010 1:59:04 PM

I would say this is quite possible particularly if you have low ambient temps and a good cooling solution in place like you do. My Athlon II X4 idles around 21C and that's with the stock cooler. If you have good case airflow and ventilation and an aftermarket cooler then this is achievable if you live in a cooler area. I wouldn't say its anything to worry about.
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May 22, 2010 11:25:36 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, I am indeed at stock.
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May 22, 2010 11:35:55 PM

Not really all that shocking I am running a Phenom 945 with a Cooler Master Tx3 running two 92mm fans in a Haf 922 and I idle at about 27c at a 3.6 ghz.
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May 23, 2010 5:25:05 AM

Jermmau said:
The ambient temp in the room is about 12C.


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May 24, 2010 11:53:20 PM

mosox said:
:o 


I was just thinking the exact same thing. I'd freeze in that kind of environment. I'd want the PC to run hot just for a little warmth.
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