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May 6, 2013 9:14:46 PM

Well, I've been rocking my new rig for about a week, but hadn't stress tested it yet as I haven't done anything really demanding with it just setting up software and tinkering with media center settings and scripts... until today. In preparation for playing Skyrim ay ultra with lots of graphical mods I thought I'd test it and see what it could handle to get it OCed.

MY RIG
gigabyte z77x-ud4h
i5 3570k
sapphire radeon hd 7950
8gig (1x8) corsair xms3(ordering a second this week)
850w psu (I forget the make/model but its 80 plus bronze.... freebie from my brother in law)
Antec New Solution VSK-2450 (another freebie)


corsair H60 <<my likely problem

I have been idling about 35-40 which hasn't really concerned me but
running p95 i saw temps hitting 100 in about a mins time (stock clock)
and with linX i saw 105 almost instantly, i let it sit for just a moment to make sure it wasn't a glitch but it was no good

I had my radiator fan and front fan both as intakes, and thought that may be the problem, but the case still has plenty of ventilation for exhaust. And even after flipping the radiator fan i see no difference. Could it just be thermal paste (factory paste currently)? should i bother to change it or send that thing back to newegg?

i originally planned on using the H60 because i was using a much smaller case, but I stumbled upon a decent antec case so that's not a problem now...

So should I replace it or get my money back and get an air cooler? and if so, any suggestions? quiet, great cooling (i really want to OC) and cheaper than $65 US, oh and preferably not the size of a cinder block

thanks

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May 6, 2013 9:20:04 PM

Before you send it back check to see if the cooler plate is locked down on the CPU. If it loose it may not be cooling well.
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May 6, 2013 11:07:08 PM

its not the cooler that is the problem. the cooler is not mounted correctly. even a correctly mounted cooler would allow the cpu to get that hot.
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May 7, 2013 11:19:00 AM

cbrunnem said:
its not the cooler that is the problem. the cooler is not mounted correctly. even a correctly mounted cooler would allow the cpu to get that hot.


Good news - You're right!

I removed the cooler to find the paste was only touching on 1 corner of the CPU.... apparently one of the mounting posts bent during installation due to the shape of the mounting bracket and the way the nut sits on it. So when i tightened it, it bent and pulled the cooler away from the other corner of the unit.

Bad news - I took out the post and while attempting to bend it back it snapped...

Now I'm waiting on a response from corsair on how to get a replacement post....

Too bad its not a normal machine screw and bold, I would just pick it up from the hardware store...
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May 7, 2013 12:37:17 PM

Legend of Gary said:
cbrunnem said:
its not the cooler that is the problem. the cooler is not mounted correctly. even a correctly mounted cooler would allow the cpu to get that hot.


Good news - You're right!

I removed the cooler to find the paste was only touching on 1 corner of the CPU.... apparently one of the mounting posts bent during installation due to the shape of the mounting bracket and the way the nut sits on it. So when i tightened it, it bent and pulled the cooler away from the other corner of the unit.

Bad news - I took out the post and while attempting to bend it back it snapped...

Now I'm waiting on a response from corsair on how to get a replacement post....

Too bad its not a normal machine screw and bold, I would just pick it up from the hardware store...


glad you got it figured out!
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