Thermalright 120 temps...

Thedecider1445

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Ok...noob question here but I need some other opinions on this. I got a thermalright 120 eXtreme for my core i7 920 that I'm running on an asus P6T motherboard. I lapped the thermalright about 30mins after it came, but I didn't take off all of the nickel plating, I just made it flat and shinny. LOL My first question is, should I take it out and run it down to copper? or is it something that will give me 0.5C? Now for the temps that i'm getting on idle(using speed fan, asus pc probe 2, and the bios temp gauge)...

Speed fan: 34C before loading the CPU, 32C after CPU was loaded and 10 mins to cool off
PC probe 2: 35C before loading the CPU, 33C after CPU was loaded(same test as above)
Bios(people say to take off >2C): 36 before loading the CPU.. can't really test it under load.

These seem like good temps... does someone else with the same cpu/mobo combo get temps like this? Also, I didn't lap my CPU because I didn't want to lose the warrenty but my friend said using after market cooling voided the warrenty any way :ouch: I dont really think thats true though, lol I'm using artic silver 5 and I'm willing to lap it again along with my CPU if the thing about the warrenty is true... I have to lap another heatsink anyways. Also, Should I put it verticly(fans(yes fan's' i have a push/pull fan setup on it) are parrallel to the floor) or horizontaly, I have this in an antec 900 case with all optional fans and all fans set to 'low'.

Thanks for any help or advice... :hello:
 

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I don't have a program to laod my cpu consistanly, wireless isn't working for my computer and I'll have to get out my cable and hook it up to my router... I'll try to do that soon.
 

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Bios is known for wrong. CoreTemp, RealTemp, Everest are more standardized for overclockers. Basic temps are fine. Don't load till you got proper temp proggies.

As long as the HS is flat, no reason to go more. Next is the CPU, you check it with a razor blade yet? I haven't payed attention to i7 lapping yet, I don't have one.

I'd point the fans right at the rear case fan. It has more airflow than the top one. It could pull the hot air out better, but who really knows? Pump that rear fan to med too, if it's the stock fan and check temps later once you got a good temp proggy.