smakkythecamel wrote:Any ideas what I can try to reduce the temps? I already took off the thermal pad and put AS5 on it, only to see an increase in temps, but I think it's gone down now. However this morning is a bit cooler and the idle temp is 34 now, so to me it seems that the ambient temperature plays a major part in it.
LockeOak wrote:Don't mean to threadjack, but I have a related question that I didn't think merited a new thread. I'm going to begin inching up my new Opty 165 using the stock cooler in an Antec P180. My goal is 2.5GHz, is that reasonable with stock cooling? Right now it idles at ~26 degrees, load temp (F@H on both cores) tops out at 38 degrees, usually a bit lower.
just brew it! wrote:Larger L2 should actually help your temps. It significantly increases the surface area of the chip (so more contact area with the underside of the heat spreader), without increasing power consumption a whole lot.