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Can't Bring Temp Below 90° For The Life Of Me

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May 17, 2013 1:06:15 PM

I have an i5 3570k with a Hyper 212 plus and my temps are skyrocketing without me even overclocking yet (which I don't plan you yet with these temps). I've re-applied thermal paste 4 times (twice with the cooler master paste and twice with AS5) and it hasn't improved at all. In between I cleaned with 91% rubbing alcohol and coffee filters. I have no idea of what I should do, I almost want to try throwing the stock intel fan on it. The other odd thing is that my motherboard temp is barely cooler than my cpu as well and I have plenty of case fans and airflow.

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May 17, 2013 1:12:10 PM

normally i'd say a poorly fitted HSF, but after having refitted several times you probably have gotten it right. what voltage is your cpu running at?
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May 17, 2013 1:17:06 PM

I think you confused Celsius and Fahrenheit. 91° is in Fahrenheit according to your readings which is 33° in Celsius which is perfectly fine. If it goes above 85° in CELSIUS (Not in Fahrenheit) then you need to worry.
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May 17, 2013 1:22:56 PM

+1^ yyk7120 has your answer.
Not to worry.
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May 17, 2013 1:24:28 PM

What has your strategy been for applying the thermal paste? How much are you using? A dab in the middle? Thin line across the CPU die? Spread across using a plastic card? There isn't a single correct method, only preferred, but there are certainly some wrong methods.

Are you certain the heatsink is being seated securely? Its going to differ from model to model, but you shouldn't be able to jiggle it around, and in general, it should hold 10 lbs. of pull force. I've owned a Hyper 212 and its definitely among the most straight-forward installations. For trial and error , it wouldn't be a bad idea to try the stock heatsink and note the results.

Not to point to the obvious here, but lastly, what is your ambient temperature like?

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May 17, 2013 1:27:16 PM

Edit:
+1 yyk71200

With your addition of the screenshot its clear that you have no problem. Only some confusion with metrics.
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May 17, 2013 1:29:29 PM

ok....most likely it seems me that your heat sink or the built in heat sink might be warped.....no matter what you do the temps will not change....I would suggest lapping the back of your heat sink on the cpu itself and try again....this is really strange....also if you have overclocked the CPU at all do a bios reset...make sure you pull the battery from the motherboard...see what happens....who knows, you might even have a faulty CPU....RMA if you can.
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May 17, 2013 1:32:43 PM

yyk71200 is correct the temps you need to worry about is the Celsius number. Because we in the US can't get a grip of using the metric system we tend to think in imperial terms while the rest of the world is metric. Now Tom's is in other country's also the most common referral to temps is Celsius and I myself had to adjust to the use of the metric system when referring to a PC when i first started to learn.

this is why it is important to refer to temps in these formats so everyone can follow you correctly:

1. 31°F or 31°C
2. 31° Ferinheight or 31° Celsius

doing so will make your life and ours much easier in understanding what your asking.

(this next part is for those that don't know the Alt code for the degree symbol)

In the US. to make the degree symbol, it is a use of an ALT code. Simply push and hold the ALT key, while at the same time, on the number pad press 0176. Once you release the ALT key the symbol will appear where the cursor is.

EDIT: now if you want a temp lower than 90°F you will need to lower the room temp the PC is in. <-- just as a joke but will work.
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May 17, 2013 1:39:46 PM

Your picture say that your temps are at 31 Celsius so about 85-90 Fahrenheit... You don't need to worry until the temps raise to, i'd say, 90 Celsius or 194 Fahrenheit as the Max theorical is 105 Celsisus or 221 Fahrenheit...
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May 17, 2013 1:52:49 PM

Ok, I've just been told that having my temps in the 90's isn't good, i'm clear on the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit. I've heard of people having their normal temps in the 50's or 60's (10C - 20C) with my cooler especially. I tried the line method and the pea method. I won't use the spreading method because it's easier to create air pockets that way.
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May 17, 2013 2:03:11 PM

shadowtheweak said:
Ok, I've just been told that having my temps in the 90's isn't good, i'm clear on the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit. I've heard of people having their normal temps in the 50's or 60's (10C - 20C) with my cooler especially. I tried the line method and the pea method. I won't use the spreading method because it's easier to create air pockets that way.


your cooler is an "AIR COOLER" meaning the ambient air temp is the lowest it can go. With this being said IF the ones you heard of were that low, then they were outside during the winter or in a refrigerated area. I don't want my house in the 50°F range for living.

you/whom ever is telling you, may be confusing charts that show OVER AMBIENT TEMP. This is where the cooler you have would sit anywhere between 7-15°C over ambient temp. IF Ambient is 72°F - 22.222°C then your cooler is 59°F -15°C over that, then you get a CPU temp of 99°F - 37°C.

yes 90°C is HIGH but 90°F is in the normal range for an idle temp.
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May 17, 2013 2:06:21 PM

shadowtheweak said:
Ok, I've just been told that having my temps in the 90's isn't good, i'm clear on the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit. I've heard of people having their normal temps in the 50's or 60's (10C - 20C) with my cooler especially. I tried the line method and the pea method. I won't use the spreading method because it's easier to create air pockets that way.


It is impossible to have temperatures with air cooler lower than temperature of surrounding air. And, since CPU creates heat, they will be higher. In order to have 20C, you'll need to cool your room to temperatures noticeably lower than 20C. Now, those probably 10C-20C above ambient temperature, not absolute numbers.
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May 18, 2013 12:49:42 AM

yyk71200 said:
I think you confused Celsius and Fahrenheit. 91° is in Fahrenheit according to your readings which is 33° in Celsius which is perfectly fine. If it goes above 85° in CELSIUS (Not in Fahrenheit) then you need to worry.


couldn't read image, very well spotted.
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May 18, 2013 12:51:42 AM

shadowtheweak said:
Ok, I've just been told that having my temps in the 90's isn't good, i'm clear on the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit. I've heard of people having their normal temps in the 50's or 60's (10C - 20C) with my cooler especially. I tried the line method and the pea method. I won't use the spreading method because it's easier to create air pockets that way.


50-60 C is normal to good. 50-60 F is nearly impossible. Most people will talk in C not F, i'm seeing fewer and fewer people talking about temps in terms of F.

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