I saw a post the other day about temps and performance wasn't good, so thought I would post what temperatures I'm getting right now with it. AS5 has been on about 6 months now.
I have it Lapped and useing Arctic Silver 5
Room temp 15c
CPU: 24c idle Load: 38c
So far this heatsink has been ok for me, I have found it better then stock and the Tt pipe 101. Yes there are better hsf out there but so far this one has done the job ok for me.
Yeah one other thing when I brought it I wasn’t impressed with the finish of the base had a lot of machining marks left on it. Not saying the Tt gear is [content edited] but I don't know if I would buy it again.
YOU CAN RUN. . . .YOU'LL JUST DIE TIRED Athlon64 3500+ NewCastle Thermaltake Venus 12 HSF Lapped and useing Arctic Silver 5,Antec NeoPower 480 PSU,Pioneer DVD burner DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D TWINX1024-3200XL latency values of 2-2-2-5 ATI Radeon X800 256mg (256bit memory interface) 2 120GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 SATA in RAID 0