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is this a good combo

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JoKeR, 6 Jun 2004.

  1. JoKeR

    JoKeR What's a Dremel?

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    At the moment im running a 3200xp with its standard cooler
    thinking of putting a 80mm Vantec Stealth with a Thermalright SLK800-U
    would the stealth be powerful enough ,trying to keep my system quiet as poss.
    Any feedback would be welcome :thumb:
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I would say that'd work, it depends on the rest of your case setup of course - are you keeping it in a sealed box or do you not have a case at all? Case cooling makes a lot of difference. :thumb:

    (Hope the SLK800 can cope with yours, i've just acquired one for my rig...) :D
     
  3. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    does the slk800 take a 92mm fan, the 92mm stealths are a fair bit better than the 80mm's, if not i'd suggest going for the slk 900
     
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    theflinger What's a Dremel?

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    no, it does not.
     
  5. JoKeR

    JoKeR What's a Dremel?

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    my case is sealed got a 120mm intake at the front and a 120mm outake at the back, i know this should be enough but my core temp is close on 70.And im not happy with that.
     
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    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    then it may not be seated properly, what are your case temps?
     
  7. JoKeR

    JoKeR What's a Dremel?

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    My case temp normally sits around the mid 30s , you can see my concern about core temps :waah:

    And with summer just around the corner things can only get worse.
    Begining to think that there could be a problem with the seating of the heatsink , as my Gfx gets no higher than 57 under load
     
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    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    reseat it, i'm presuming you pulled the plastic tag off the thermal pad, but lefft the pad on as you should?
     
  9. TMM

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    consider removing the thermal pad (making sure not the scratch the heatsink) and clean up the bottom of the heatsink with 96% pure (or better) alcohol, then apply a VERY thin layer of good quality thermal paste to the core and re-seat the HSF.

    i replaced the thermal pad for some as5 on the family's P4. also cleared a little dust, and cleaned up the wiring. temps dropped close to 10*c :eeek:
     
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