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by Ravenlark
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Strangely High CPU Temps
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

BIOS

I found the issue. The latest BIOS for the EVGA 680i (p24) has an issue that causes the temps to report about 10c higher to programs. If you go into the BIOS and monitor the temps there its fine. I hadn't updated the BIOS on the second box, which is why there was a discrepancy. Check the EVGA forums...
by Ravenlark
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Strangely High CPU Temps
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

thermocouple

I don't have a thermocouple, so I guess process of elimination it is. I didn't think of the Ninja; I just blithely assumed it wouldn't work at all if it was defective. Makes sense in hindsight. Might not get a chance to dissemble everything this week (having to take the whole mobo out to get at the ...
by Ravenlark
Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Strangely High CPU Temps
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Further Tests

So I reseated my Ninja with a fresh coat of Arctic Silver...no change. So I decided to move on. I am putting together another system with exactly the same parts for my fiance...this one though is idle at 34c and only 51c at 50% load. I went back to the first system and verified the CPU temps with a ...
by Ravenlark
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: FAQ for Newbies -- Identifying the noise sources.
Replies: 30
Views: 103814

Broken Link

FYI the Useful Web Links link in the main post seems to be broken.
by Ravenlark
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Strangely High CPU Temps
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Replies

You know, I haven't verified the numbers in the BIOS. I'll check when I get back home. By case temp I mean the System temp reported by Speedfan. I'm not sure if thats supposed to indicate the air temperature in the case (which was my assumption) or something else. Whatever its reading must be close ...
by Ravenlark
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Strangely High CPU Temps
Replies: 7
Views: 2730

Strangely High CPU Temps

So I just put together a system I thought would be pretty quiet and cool despite the Pentium D 820 (I built on a budget). The specs are in my signature. It's not. The idle temps are 55c, the temp under 50% load goes to 62-63c. If I set the exhaust fan to low instead of medium it foes up another few ...
by Ravenlark
Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 309393

More passively cooled cards

The XFX GeForce 7600GT Fatal1ty is passively cooled, and its already overclocked to 650MHz (from 550 stock I believe).

Here is a link to a canadian retailer who sells it:
http://www.directcanada.com/products/?s ... acture=XFX
by Ravenlark
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: eVGA680i M/B compatible with Ninja Rev.B?
Replies: 10
Views: 3941

Mine too

I didn't have to shave off quite as much from the Ninja mounting bracket as they showed in the above post, but I have the EVGA 680i board, which isn't the one shown in those pictures so maybe the capacitors are closer to the CPU socket. I'm also having trouble with the MCP heatsink. To anser the que...
by Ravenlark
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sythe ninja plus rev B motherboard compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

The Day After

I ordered my parts two days before I saw this post. Doh.

I managed to dremel away the lip of the mounting bracket without too much difficulty; you only need to take off about 1.5mm.