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Thermaltake Frio OCK + Intel Core i5 3570k Temperatures

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April 3, 2013 6:42:38 PM

Im in some sort of dilemma here. I recently installed a Thermaltake FRIO OCK to my newly built PC running with the Intel Core i5 3570k.

Ambient temps are at 32C
At Idle, the temps sits around 35 - 37C
At load, the temps skyrocket to 65-67C

Im running Prime95 (64bit) with small FFTs to load the CPU and ran it all night

the CPU is running at 3.8ghz (boost clock) at 1.19V

Do any of you happen to have the same set-up? any idea on the proper temps this cooler should have on the CPU?

I've been reading reviews and I'm guessing the Cooler might be busted..

Thanks very much for your advice/feedback.

CASE: Silverstone Sugo 09 (all fans mounted)
April 3, 2013 7:21:00 PM

Not the best for that kind of cooler.. try resitting it, you may not have it full screwed in or something could be wrong. Try when the computer is on put a little pressure on the tip of cpu during stress testing and see if they go down.. this is (for me) a reliable ability to see if the cpu cooler is fully making contact with the cpu. Hope this helps, it helped me tons of times! Or what you said.. it could simply just be a DOA one.
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April 3, 2013 7:22:54 PM

This may be due to dirt and oils getting onto the actual CPU, reducing the effectiveness of the cooler. I suggest cleaning the CPU with rubbing alcohol and then reapplying thermal paste.
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April 4, 2013 1:13:08 AM

solomaniac85 said:
Try when the computer is on put a little pressure on the tip of cpu during stress testing and see if they go down..


Stupid question but do you mean tip of the cpu? or top of the Cpu cooler? Ok I'll try that once i get off from work

BTW I reseated the cooler once but i cleaned off the TIM with a 75% Isopropyl Alchohol, is this going to affect my temps?

Im using Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste BTW..

Is Acetone (Nail polish remover) a good solution to clean off the Thermal paste??

thanks for the idea..
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April 4, 2013 2:40:08 AM

Generally you'd want 90% alcohol, but that should be alright I guess.

Any thermal paste would idea. Just remember to put a thin layer of thermal paste. Putting too much can cause the opposite effect.

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April 4, 2013 5:35:03 PM

ladykiller8520 said:
solomaniac85 said:
Try when the computer is on put a little pressure on the tip of cpu during stress testing and see if they go down..


Stupid question but do you mean tip of the cpu? or top of the Cpu cooler? Ok I'll try that once i get off from work

BTW I reseated the cooler once but i cleaned off the TIM with a 75% Isopropyl Alchohol, is this going to affect my temps?

Im using Tuniq TX-2 thermal paste BTW..

Is Acetone (Nail polish remover) a good solution to clean off the Thermal paste??

thanks for the idea..


Yeah like the top of the cooler where the I guess blue? is on the top or aluminum fins and just put a little pressure. What the other guy said about the 90% alcohol that will work but don't get it anywhere but the top of the cpu. Hope this helps!
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April 4, 2013 5:41:43 PM

Just dab a cloth in some rubbing alcohol and carefully wipe away the existing thermal paste.
April 5, 2013 12:10:18 AM

I reseated the cooler yesterday and tightened the screws a little more..the screws have a stopper, does this mean i can tighten the cooler until I can't tighten it anymore?

when I took the cooler off I noticed there were thermal paste on the sides, does this mean I'm putting more than needed thermal paste?

How much is enough thermal paste anyway?

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April 5, 2013 12:28:45 AM
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Firstly:
Tighten until it feels "snug", but don't go any further. As long as it can't fall off, it's fine.

Secondly:
If the thermal paste is drooping over the sides when squished, then yes, you probably put a tad too much. Just wipe it away and it should be fine.

Ideally, you want to be drawing an 'X' across the surface. But you don't have to. Also apply the same ratio as the image below.


Use a plastic to spread it evenly (glove etc.)


Voila!
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