I just built a new system with a 1.1 T-bird and a Super Orb for a cooler. The max temperature I've seen it reach is 57 degrees C. That is a lot hotter than what I've been reading on reviews. What type of theraml compound should I use? I used the stuff that came with it. I'd rather not use an epoxy based solution if possible.
Ok man. It probably aint the grease or anything like that. Did you build the system yourself? If so check the orb fan you have. Unplug the power to the pc and slowly and gently turn the fan(heatsink) clockwise until you take all the slack out of the heatsink. Then turn it on. Be careful... you can crack the processor if you turn it too much. Later.
Room Temp is a big factor..When the Room temp is 33C my TB 1 Gig with FOB38 (no overclock @ 1.75V) get about 49 idle and 53-54C full load, when i move the system into a aircond room which about 25C, CPU idle temp is 37C and 41 full load.
I had my case open and with 2X4" fan blow to the MB and CPU ,Air ventilation is not a problem so the CPU temp changes are directly related to Room temp.