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I just learnt something that is more or less useful.
« on: November 29, 2020, 03:14:14 PM »
A few days ago I put a new water cooler in my old dev box, an i7 5820k that is close to 5 years old. The temperatures were barely even better than the old water cooler but it ran OK so I left it there. The last 2 days here have hit 40c yet the core temperatures  have barely been above ambient and with a day temperature of 40c, the core temperatures have been about 42c so the cooler is actually working well.

It was a genuine pig to put together and install, a thicker radiator with push/pull fans either side but it meant that I could keep using the old can even though it does not have the top mounted fan holes that the later cans have. The cooler is a Corsair h80i v2 that cost about $150.00 AUD which is a bit expensive but it should last at least some years in what is already a nearly 5 year old box.
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Re: I just learnt something that is more or less useful.
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2020, 09:01:03 PM »
hi hutch
what software do you use to monitor the temperature ?
I am very concerned about the risks of using such software, how do you know it's not doing nefarious things without you being aware.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2020, 09:09:36 PM »
Jack,

There are a few but the easiest to use is called "Core Temp" and its really useful when you are setting up cooling solutions. Another is HWiNFO64 (there is also a 32 but version when you download it) that has a lot more infor if you have a use for it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2020, 10:50:31 PM »
thank hutch, I looked at HWiNFO64 and I like the fact that a portable/no-install version is available, which versions that you mentioned do you prefer ?

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2020, 11:07:40 PM »
I use both but Core Temp is the easiest to use as it starts up with exactly what i need and its fast to get there.
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