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Old 09-09-2009, 09:44 PM   #11
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Be careful with lapping. You lose the warranty when you start doing that. I would just lap the HSF for starters. Lapping doesn't provide a very large temperature drop and isn't worth losing ~200 dollars. But it's your call.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:45 PM   #12
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Be careful with lapping. You lose the warranty when you start doing that. I would just lap the HSF for starters. Lapping doesn't provide a very large temperature drop and isn't worth losing ~200 dollars. But it's your call.
Yeah I might just lap the HSF and not the CPU. I've been told the TRUE is excellent, but needs to be lapped, so I'm definitely lapping that... I figured if I already had the materials out I might as well lap the CPU as well, should I bother?
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I would give it a year. I thought my Q66 G0 was fine until one day 8 months after purchase, it started exhibiting some bad behaviour, and I had to RMA. Had I lapped it, I would have lost 189.99.
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I would give it a year. I thought my Q66 G0 was fine until one day 8 months after purchase, it started exhibiting some bad behaviour, and I had to RMA. Had I lapped it, I would have lost 189.99.
Hm. I'll probably just lap the heatsink then... since there's less chance of a hidden issue with a heatsink.

Thanks.


Now anybody wanna help me with this SpeedFan, and why its only showing 1 fan @ 4000 RPM?

Says my "Core" is at 41C though, that any good? XD
Using stock HSF atm.
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the PII 955 BE is a 125w proc if I remember, so it does get a bit hot. Is it 41C at idle? Or mid-load? I tend to use HWMonitor as it's a little more accurate and well laid-out.
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the PII 955 BE is a 125w proc if I remember, so it does get a bit hot. Is it 41C at idle? Or mid-load?
Uhh.. Idle I guess? I just have firefox + Pandora Radio open; can't imagine that being much load for this thing.

Trying to figure out the audio on this thing... it has like audio slots for 5.1 surround sound, I just want to plug headphones in XD

Can't figure it out.
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Use the task manager to see. While simultaneously checking the temps. Idle for that proc should be about 35-40C in a room at ~72-75F with the stock HSF.
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Use the task manager to see. While simultaneously checking the temps. Idle for that proc should be about 35-40C in a room at ~72-75F with the stock HSF.
CPU Usage? 25%. Forgot I also have a bunch of updates installing/downloading and stuff too.. Updating Windows & drivers and stuff.

BTW is there anything in the BIOS i should change right away? Like anything thats default settings are low or something?
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Ok, so your doing fine then. Chipset temps? (and what GPU are you using since your 4890 hasn't arrived?) Also check HDD temps, should be in the 20-40 range for safety.
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Ok, so your doing fine then. Chipset temps? (and what GPU are you using since your 4890 hasn't arrived?) Also check HDD temps, should be in the 20-40 range for safety.
Not sure where to see Chipset temps? Never used this speedfan thing before.

Temp1: 36C
Temp2: 32C
Temp3: -128C
Core: 41C

That's what it says.

I'm running in the Onboard Graphics atm (built-in 128MB HD 3300 I believe).

Ugh I can't get any audio out of this thing... I tried every audio port in the back, and both headphone jacks in the front... I updated my audio drivers and rebooted...
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