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  • Scott
    started a topic OCZ tempest

    OCZ tempest

    I just checked out your review on the new OCZ Tempest hsf. I'm a bit dissapointed, there are no thermal benchmarks, or audio ones. I'd like to know how it stacks up against the stock cooler in cooling capabilities and noise. The stock cooler for the X2's are surprising efficient, and reasonably quiet, so why spend $60 on something, if you don't know how it preforms compared to the stock cooler, its main competition?

    PS. I'm not trying to be an asshat, I'd just like to see a complete review with benchmarks, the only way to tell its true (not advertized) preformence.

    --Scott

  • kmroach
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    Thats a load off my mind the x2 4600+ with the tempest heatsink on top and screwed down looks good the holes match up this time. im a bit nervous about the silver screws only allow 2 turns before they stiffen up but i think it will stay in place. im not putting the whole thing together till the weekend though. I appreciate your help Michael and RyderOCZ I would have sent the cooler or motherboard back otherwise. Many Thanks!!!

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  • kmroach
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    I was afraid the cooler was too heavy for the cpu, i've always heard never press down on the cpu when you put paste on it; how does the weight of your finger tip compare to a 580 gram heatsink sitting on the cpu for months/years. And all the heatsink companies say the same thing, they wont accept responsiblilty for their products damaging the cpu - a $300-$500 investment. so i did trial runs first with the heatsink by itself and each time it looked bad, as i originally posted the manual didnt say remove the retaining frame first. so i was very iffy about what to do. i'm told to place it squarely on the cpu and screw it down. I will try a dry run though, sticker in place and no paste. thanks for your help. I'll let you know how it goes.

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  • RyderOCZ
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    Kmroach,

    If you put the CPU in the socket....then you have everything just fine. The top of the CPU sits higher than the socket itseld and thus the heatsink will set on the CPU and not touch the socket.

    Everything you have there looks just great...put the CPU in the socket and then set the heatsink on the CPU...you will see what I mean.

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  • Michael
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    I'm sending off a message right now to a contact at OCZ, so he can have their engineers look at the problem.

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  • kmroach
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    http://i77.imagethrust.com/images/1t...of-socket.html

    http://i77.imagethrust.com/images/1t...et-square.html

    http://i77.imagethrust.com/images/1t...f-tempest.html

    http://i77.imagethrust.com/images/1t...m-nbp-939.html

    these are the pics of the problem

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by kmroach View Post
    yes I can but I dont know how to send it to you. the forum says i cant post attachments.
    Use http://www.imageshack.us/ or another free image hosting service.

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  • kmroach
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    yes I can but I dont know how to send it to you. the forum says i cant post attachments.

    however the heatsink is about 2 or 3mm on top of the biege plastic socket that says socket 939. if the heatsink base was square like the socket instead of rectagular i dont think i'd have this problem however on several sites they say installation was a breeze which is pi$$ing me off. i tried placing the socket without the cpu and when i screw the screws in, the heatsink dips down to touch the end of the socket towards the black cylinders and it looks very wrong. if i move the heatsink off the back of the plastic socket where its labeled 939 so that the heatsink is snug on the socket square while theres no cpu in place then the motherboard holes dont line up. its a micro atx board and i think maybe thats the problem but i havent heard this from anyone else.

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  • Michael
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    The copper base should only be coming in contact with the top of the processor... Are you able to take a photograph to show where exactly the OCZ Tempest is touching?

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  • kmroach
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    So the rectangular base shouldnt be sitting on the socket end at all?

    when i tried to have the base flat on the cpu the holes didnt line up with the motherboard holes where the black retainer was removed from.

    if the base cant rest/touch on the back part of the socket i'm not sure what to do considering the holes wont line up. any ideas?

    thanks

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