(SDA @ Nov 11 2003, 01:17 AM)I doubt it's running at 6000RPM. The Volcano 7's fan doesn't go anywhere near that high.
How thick did you apply that thermal paste? The heatsink should be warm or hot to the touch.
Ooh, almost forgot. 55C isn't dangerous, so there's no need to worry.. I'm just thermophobic, and I assume you're the same.
..."Volcano7 doesn't go that high"...
Sorry, it does. As I put in the message - range is 3000 to 9000 rpm. Check out:http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7.htm
..."thick thermal paste"...
Small "blob" (how's that for technical) - sufficient to cover die but not enough to flow over the chip when the fan is applied. The heatsink is cool-ish to touch.
Yep, definitely thermophobic (sad, isn't it) and I know that the cpu can run this hot without damage but I can't work out why it should be this high, or can I work out the difference between sandra and BIOS.
Hope this helps and thanks for the reply,
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