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Old 08-22-07, 10:24 AM   #3
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Default Re: Colder than Ambient on Air?

Originally Posted by einstein_314
Nope. There is no way to get the CPU below ambient when on just air. Even watercooling can't do that. You would need some sort of refrigeration or TEC to do that. My guess is that the temp sensors aren't reporting the correct values. On my Q6600 Everest tells me that the CPU idles at 18C, but it says that each of the cores is around 40C. I find it really hard to believe that the CPU would be running at ambient. It's most likely at least a few degrees above it.
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