I just did the samething but from jab-tech, My temps have been running 70c with load, I also question though weather or not I have a bad heat probe, But I also know the heat sink and fan on there now is an elcheapo one, So that could be it as well, Didnt think to much of my temps as I have not had any problems with the system since building it 6 months ago. I was suprised when I found out yesterday that max temp on my A64 3400+ is 70c , So I orderd up the XP-90 and a silent 92mm fan. I went with 2 day shipping and get it tomorrow, Was only $6 more as I wanted to make sure and get it before the long weekend.[Tripod]MajorPayne said:Ah! Problem solved! I have ordered the XP-90 and a 90 mm fan from svc.com, should be here June 1.
Oh well, that's what happens when SVC is in San Jose, CA and I'm in Vidalia, GA and UPS ground is the fastest I can afford. *sigh*, why do they have to ship around the weekends? Ship on Saturday and Sunday, people!
[Tripod]MajorPayne said:Hi all, nothing new I know, but I just thought I'd relate the relative performance of my Thermaltake product. I bought, last Christmas, a Thermaltake Pipe101 and a 92mm Silent Cat fan to accompany it for my new 3.2 E. I read the reviews on Newegg, and supposedly it offered very good performance, keeping the processor in the mid-40s C. This is not so. After 6 months of use, even in the dead of winter, I have yet to see those temps drop below 49.5, with it 99% of the time being well over 50, like 54 or 55. It even reached a high of 57.6 Celcius today. I had to take apart my case anyway to remove my Audigy 2, since it decided to go haywire on me, but that's now resolved and it's working again. I got the beloved IRQ_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL blue screen, and a simple driver reinstall and remove/reinsert fixed it.
But, that's not the point. I paid $50 for that Thermaltake heatsink/fan unit, and its performance was despicable, not to mention it was incredibly hard to mount on my motherboard, even with it out of the case, and it cut me several times. Today I put on my Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Pro L, rated to cool a 3.2 Ghz processor. I used Arctic Silver 5, just like with the Pipe101, and Lo and Behold! My temps dropped down to 46 Celcius just like that. Now, I can look at overclocking a little bit, if my RAM will hold up.
So, I have observed that a $20 heatsink cools significantly better than a $50 heatsink, and that's in a Lian-Li case with very good overall airflow. I am thoroughly disappointed in the performance of my Thermaltake product, and I will not be buying any more unless some revolution comes around. As soon as I get some money, I'm buying either an XP 90 or 120, and then it won't really matter. Just thought I'd rant a bit....
Comments, questions, flames?
yeah? my 7000b-cu keeps my a64 3200+ at under 42C load (edit: @1.55v, 2.43ghz)my silent boost keeps my A64 3000+ OCed to 2.5ghz at 33 idle... (s939 btw)
my load temps are with 1.55volts at 2.43ghz. this, of course, is with a winchester... sounds like you have a claw judging from the OC.aZn_plyR said:O yah? my current silent boost and my a64 3200+ with a thermaltake smart fan 2 75cfm keeps my cpu @ 52ish load @ 2.2ghz 1.6volt.
Yeah, this helps with the Volcano 9 I had on my 1800+darn_it said:EDIT: For all you Volcano owners try reversing the fan direction and having it suck through the fins instead of blow through them. Because of the very small distance between the fins sucking through them lowers the air turbulence and quieted my Volcano down. It also dropped temps 2-3 degrees.
well, since your old venice 12 is comparable to my silentboost, I guess tossing an xp-90 with a tornado would drop my temps a crapload eh?lithium726 said:my load temps are with 1.55volts at 2.43ghz. this, of course, is with a winchester... sounds like you have a claw judging from the OC.
I wouldnt worry about it to much under load my computer was running 70c and it didnt blow up after 6 months of use this way, And I also use the Asus probe program and I think it is correct as in it seems to report the same as what the Bios is reporting, Weather or not Asus motherboards are giving the correct temp I cant say, would get some Artic silver 5 as well as I have found a difference after several sessions of turning my computer on and letting it cool down to where I am reading now 5c lower then when I first put it on, Although Im still idling high from what I see everyone else here idling at, Im idling at 52c right now, Before XP-90 and some artic silver I was idling at 60c. I ordered a different fan as well as I ordered a quiet Nexus which only runs at 1500rpm but it is quiet, I dont feel it pushes enough air, Crossing my fingers as reading though her no one likes ThermalTake anything but to late now I ordered a Thermaltake silent fan that runs at 2500rpm. I hope it works better then the complaints I read here about Thermaltake products.[Tripod]MajorPayne said:Damn...I really need that XP-90. I just used my AsusProbe program to monitor my temps during a CoD session. It resulted in a 64C load temp! That's not even right...
And UPS doesn't ship Saturday, Sunday, or Monday due to Memorial Day, so I'm out of luck until Tuesday!
Maybe it won't explode till then.
Crazy, my 7+ was fucking awesome. I put a perfect amount of arctic silver on and in winter my idle temps were about 25-30C on my xp 2600 at 2.2GHz at 1.7 volts. It was awesome until the piece of shit wire for the molex connector ripped out. I was pretty upset..PureBooYah said:back in the day i had a Volcano 7+ for my 2.4b P4...it ended up cooling the exact same as the stock intel heatsink i got with the cpu and the Tt heatsink was $40ish. That was the last time i would be a Tt product. Just upgraded my Thermalright SLK-948u w/ 92mm Tornado to a Thermalright XP-90C w/ 92mm Panaflo. Gave me the same oc for like 1/100th the noise ...Thermalright 4 lyfe
Yeah, that heatsink is a quality piece of copper. I haven't used the stock fan on it for a long time but the heatsink is efficient. If you ever want to use that heatsink again, do as I did and get the Zalman fan bracket and use whatever fan you choose.bboynitrous said:Crazy, my 7+ was fucking awesome. I put a perfect amount of arctic silver on and in winter my idle temps were about 25-30C on my xp 2600 at 2.2GHz at 1.7 volts. It was awesome until the piece of shit wire for the molex connector ripped out. I was pretty upset..
You've had enough personal experience to justify a claim of 'almost always'?TT is almost always a knockoff of a decent or good brand; garbage, a waste of money, and cheesy plastic gimmicks.
That weighs three times as much and produces more noise thanks to Thermaltake's ignorance about backpressure.aZn_plyR said:anyone tried the thermaltake big typoon yet? a VERY good heatsink according to the folks @ extreme system....claiming higher overclocks than teh xp-90..
just for the tally, my silent purepower 480w blew up (surged the 5v) and took my neo2 with it (as well as causing HDD corruption), resulting in me waiting a month for MSI to fix my board. it also only ran "silent" when the fan controller is on the lowest possible setting, and when its at that point, the damn thing puts gets so hot im scared to run it. POS.RawsonDR said:Just for the tally, my Silent Purepower 480W has served me well for years. Solid.
you've obviously never used a Zippy or Enermax or any GOOD PSU because that one you're making reference to is a huge piece of loud, hot running, inefficient crap with unstable rails. Try running anything power hungry that gets it near its ~65% effeciency limit! lol cheap ACBel PSU's have 80%+.RawsonDR said:Yeah, that heatsink is a quality piece of copper. I haven't used the stock fan on it for a long time but the heatsink is efficient. If you ever want to use that heatsink again, do as I did and get the Zalman fan bracket and use whatever fan you choose.
You've had enough personal experience to justify a claim of 'almost always'?
Just for the tally, my Silent Purepower 480W has served me well for years. Solid.
Look in my sig. I'm using an Enermax. Before the Enermax, I used my Purepower for the same A64 setup. My overclock didn't increase at all after doing the change.BossNoodleKaboodle said:you've obviously never used a Zippy or Enermax or any GOOD PSU