Quote: Originally Posted by Brendan M
I did the cooldown test function in Real temp and I never saw the voltage go above 1.16V. I have no idea if this is good or bad.
1.16v is good. It means the BIOS is not overvolting on the AUTO setting (the more voltage, the more heat. 1.16v is nice and low)
So, I'm guessing I will need to purchase some thermal paste, remove the cooling fan, clean and reapply the paste and ensure fan is seated properly. How do I do this???
Not necessarily. Not yet at this stage anyway. (plenty of links/ tutorials if need be though)
However it could be a limitation of the cooler itself. They were good for 775/AM2, but they're not as effective for 1366. A quick google gives some mixed results.
With the A/C on - what is the ambient temp in the room ?
As hopalong mentioned, are the fans themselves ramping up?
Are those Real Temp Shots with the side still off?