Originally Posted by pgatour
I love getting new toys in the mail
Let us know how it does and if it lives up to all the hype.
Wow, just got it installed not long ago and have it running F@H for about 15 minutes now. Initial impression wise is, it definetly lives up to the hype. I will leave it running F@H for awhile and see how the temps hold up.
I measured temps last night at around 8:30PM and the CPU under load with a SI-128 was 57 Celsius. The cores were at #1 69 C, #2 66 C, #3 69 C, #4 65 C.
Now currently at 4:40PM, the CPU while under load is 47 C, Cores are at #1 58 C, #2 49 C, #3 56 C, and #4 48 C.
Thats a pretty big drop in temperature, especially when you factor in the higher ambient temperature in the room. Ambient currently is higher now than what it was last night when I measured the temps.
Only thing that bothers me is the rather big difference between cores 1/3 and 2/4. Wondering if thats because the mounting bracket isn't that good. They revised the Socket 775 bracket for the Ultra 120 Extreme, and I think it may not apply pressure evenly on the heatsink. (Btw you can slightly rotate the heatsink in a circle, until you hit the bracket.)
Currently thinking of buying the old style mounting bracket, bending it a little so I can squeeze it between the heatpipes, rebend it and then putting it into place.
You're right, the mounting kit is definetly easier and better than the standard LGA 775 ones. Now... what do I do with this spare Thermalright SI-128.