Originally Posted by mullet
I'm going to lap this HSF. Maybe that is why it isn't doing as good a job as it seems it should. This *is* a beast of a cooler- but it has been off and on a bunch of different mobos. Maybe a good lapping (no crainger, I wasn't offering
) would do it some good. I always clean it as best I can every time I have to remove it from a mobo, and I clean the processor thoroughly as well- but that doesn't work nearly as well as lapping it.
Hmm... I'm gonna' be bying the Eliminator tomorrow. I'll use that in the meantime untill my rig with the E6600 is up and running. Then I'll use the Eliminator for my E6600 and have this Big Typhoon lapped so it should work wonder with this Opty then.
Oh, and even after hours in Oblivion at 1680x1050, 4xAA, 16xAF, GCAA, TMSAA, and all in-game options 100% maxed- it still hasn't gotten higher than 50*C. Maybe I will try my luck with 3Ghz... just to see.