Originally Posted by Kage
I wish I could make mine tidier...
I've almost finished.
One part to fit, the CPU power...
Its a 4 pin on my motherboard, yet my 9700 is only a 3 pin... what do I do now?
I did a check, and it seems like the NT version, supported by Nvidia has a 4 pin connector... I haven't bought the wrong fan have I, with no way around?
Does the 9700 come with the Fanmate?
The attachment of these coolers can be a bit of fun can't it
I started the screw by the fan blades first as there was more room to tighten the second screw whilst adding pressure to it (quite a lot of pressure too btw)
What temps are you getting now it's on?
I'm running my 9700NT at ~2000 RPM to give a cpu temp of 44°C under load (FAH 24/7) with a room temp of ~20°C.
When idling Asus Speed Step kicks in and the core drops back to 1.6GHz the cpu temp is ~34°C
NOTE: In the interests of accuracy, all cpu temperatures were taken using TAT (Intels Thermal Analysis Tool) and confirmed as correct by Core Temp v0.95.4 not some motherboard supplied reporting programme.