Thread: ARTIC SILVER Ceramique
April 5th, 2003, 05:56 PM #1
ARTIC SILVER Ceramique
Just corrected the BIOS with a new flash for the NF7-S, and cannot believe what I am seeing!!! I was always used to running the AMD T-Bird (normally 1.4/266) @ 1.53/280 with temps reaching max 53 degrees celsius with 80mm fan (300RPM) and copper heatsink. Now my temps are reading 30 degrees celsius idle!!! Is this right ?!?!?!?! If so, this is amazing stuff!!! I have never had temps this low with conventional cooling. Anyone else out there tried this Ceramique paste from Artic Silver??? Let me know what your temps are looking like please. Thanks.
Oh yeah, room temp, is about 78 degree F. System temp is reading 35 degrees celsius.
ABIT NF7-S v1.2 BIOS v1.3 (This board has a built in flaw with the thermal temp sensor, which is why they came out with BIOS v1.3)
How can I confirm that the CPU temp is really 30 degrees celsius at idle??? Thanks for input.
April 5th, 2003, 06:04 PM #2
Maybe the room temp and the cpu temp are mixed up because the cpu shouldn't be cooler than the ambient temp unless if you had some kind of exotic cooling setup.Got Jesus?
April 5th, 2003, 06:05 PM #3
Even if it is 35c that is still quite a good drop in temps.Got Jesus?
April 5th, 2003, 06:15 PM #4
You know, you may be right. I dont know how that happened. Something screwy with the BIOS. I flashed using the proper procedure. I have never messed up a BIOS flash before. I got a pic for you, check it out. I am going to call ABIT about this as well as the company that makes artic silver ceramique. Maybe they can give me some answers.
April 5th, 2003, 06:18 PM #5
That does seem kinda wacked. The Case temp shouldn't be that high and the CPU shouldn't be that low. 9x degrees for the case is pretty hot.Got Jesus?
April 7th, 2003, 01:30 AM #6
I think the cpu and case termal sensor programming may screwed up. I am definetely calling ABIT about this. Although I like what I see, I have doubts. I could probably test what the BIOS shows by suspending a termometer right at the point where the environment sensor is and take a reading there. Thanks for the help though.
April 7th, 2003, 04:12 AM #7
Have you tried MBM 5 or any other Windows based temp. monitoring software to see if it shows what the BIOS does?
April 7th, 2003, 06:33 AM #8
Never even thought of that!! Thanks sweeper. Going to try it after i get off from work!!
April 7th, 2003, 06:51 PM #9
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Chris64 he gave the CPU and case temps in C degrees and the room temp in F degrees.
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