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Windows 7: CPU Cooler

02 Feb 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I am using a "Y" splitter with my two top fans in my case and they read correctly in HWMonitor and any other monitoring programs I have tried, you could do this pretty easily if you have an available 3 pin connector on your board.

I happen to love this cooler, I am using it now for my i7860
The reason for my question is what if there is a signicant differential between the fan speeds, such as if one fan dies and the other continues to spin, would the monitors only read the fastest fan?


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02 Feb 2010   #12
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

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02 Feb 2010   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
With a stock heatsink and fan i was running at 110-115f and higher on load, using the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro my CPU now runs at 98-100f with the fan running slow\silent then it revs up to cope with load and holds the temp at 104f , Cool n Quiet
Perhaps you will understand, that since my CPU would be fried at those temps, "Cool n Quiet" seems like an oxymoron.
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02 Feb 2010   #14
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I am using a "Y" splitter with my two top fans in my case and they read correctly in HWMonitor and any other monitoring programs I have tried, you could do this pretty easily if you have an available 3 pin connector on your board.

I happen to love this cooler, I am using it now for my i7860
The reason for my question is what if there is a signicant differential between the fan speeds, such as if one fan dies and the other continues to spin, would the monitors only read the fastest fan?
Good question, I don't know. I have always ran just one fan on my TX-3 it seems to work fine.....even overclocked, but the i7860 runs cool (mine does)
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02 Feb 2010   #15
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
With a stock heatsink and fan i was running at 110-115f and higher on load, using the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro my CPU now runs at 98-100f with the fan running slow\silent then it revs up to cope with load and holds the temp at 104f , Cool n Quiet
Perhaps you will understand, that since my CPU would be fried at those temps, "Cool n Quiet" seems like an oxymoron.
No it won't. That temp works out to ~46-47C, which if at load is excellent, even 50-55C is still acceptable. You only need to start worrying when it starts going over ~60C or so.
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02 Feb 2010   #16
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
You're looking at the wrong AC Freezer, should be the AC Freezer 64,

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

and yes it works very well. If your stock heatsink is anything like the one I had (was nicely concave on the bottom), you should see a very nice temperature drop.
Why do you say that I'm looking at the wrong cooler? I've only quickly scanned the cooler in your link, but while it kind of looks like the one that I have been studying, I saw no mention of it being capable of mounting dual fans, and even with the one that it had, it had a lower CFM on airflow.

I had a concave cooler for a while on my secondary rig, but on the primary, I lapped it a while back, so it is flat. It could use lapping again, because it seems that using Artic Silver 5 doesn't stop electroysis, and it has become a bit eroded where it meets the CPU.
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02 Feb 2010   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
No it won't. That temp works out to ~46-47C, which if at load is excellent, even 50-55C is still acceptable. You only need to start worrying when it starts going over ~60C or so.
I have never cared to get too close to the temperature limit, and I may have become more cautious about this, since a bad cooler on my secondary rig allowed the temperature to spike to as high as 67, which caused the harddrive that the OS was installed on to corrupt. Now, I don't even want to get close to the limit.
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02 Feb 2010   #18
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
With a stock heatsink and fan i was running at 110-115f and higher on load, using the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro my CPU now runs at 98-100f with the fan running slow\silent then it revs up to cope with load and holds the temp at 104f , Cool n Quiet
Perhaps you will understand, that since my CPU would be fried at those temps, "Cool n Quiet" seems like an oxymoron.
100f = 37deg C ........... are you sure
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02 Feb 2010   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I just ordered the CoolerMaster TX-3, because it seemed to have more of what I wanted at the lowest price. I'll see how it goes when it arrives. Thanks.
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05 Feb 2010   #20
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The cooler arrived today, and it looks good, except one thing...it has a 4 pin connector on the fan, and the connectors on the motherboard are 3 pin. I didn't think too hard about this previously, because it said that it is compatible with socket 939, which I guess it is, except in this one item.

I'm now trying to decide how to best deal with this, because I'm not sure what the fourth wire does? On a 3 pin connector there is of course 2 wires for current and a 3 for the rpm sensor...does the 4 wire control fan speed? If so, this seems essential, because if left ungoverned, it might cool too much and produce condensation. Do I return this and get something else, or is there such a thing as a fan with a 3 pin connector that can do everything that a 4 pin can?
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