Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Reapplied thermal paste twice, temps still seem too high?

Last response: in CPUs
Share
July 7, 2013 8:22:06 AM

Hi,

I built my computer yesterday with an i5 3570k and hyper 212 evo. when I originally applied the paste, the amount i put on was a little over pea size and when running intel burn test it hit 70c so i decided to redo it today.

So i reapplied using a slightly larger than grain of rice line to try and see if this would help. went to 68 on the IBT again so i thought it was normal. Im idling at 30-35 degrees though and when gaming im hitting around 50-60c on garrys mod.

this seems too high and i expected better from this cooler. Does it sound like im applying too much paste? Is there anything I can try to get the temps down. My brothers amd 6 core idles around 25 and never goes above 50.

thanks in advance.
a b à CPUs
July 7, 2013 8:43:00 AM

your temps are fine
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 213 à CPUs
July 7, 2013 8:44:07 AM

Those temps are not bad ..... the Hyper 212 is a great budget cooler....emphasis on the word budget. For what it costs it does an amazing job, but ya can't expect it to compete with the likes of the Phanteks PH-TC14PE, Thermalright Silver Arrow or Noctua DH-14. The 212 gets recommended heavily here, not because it's the best there is, but because it's the best there is at $30.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...

Note the the 14C difference between the Hyper 212 and the biggies.
Phanteks PH-TC14PE - 51.75
Thermalright Silver Arrow - 51.25
Noctua DH-14 - 51.25
Hyper 212 - 65.75
Share
Related resources
a c 166 à CPUs
July 7, 2013 8:47:03 AM

I have the Hyper 212+, and your temps are right in line with mine. And nothing to worry about.
For $25-30, you can't beat it.

You can probably bring it down a few degrees for 2-3x the price. Your call.
m
0
l
July 7, 2013 1:07:20 PM

dirtyferret said:
your temps are fine


thanks for your response

JackNaylorPE said:
Those temps are not bad ..... the Hyper 212 is a great budget cooler....emphasis on the word budget. For what it costs it does an amazing job, but ya can't expect it to compete with the likes of the Phanteks PH-TC14PE, Thermalright Silver Arrow or Noctua DH-14. The 212 gets recommended heavily here, not because it's the best there is, but because it's the best there is at $30.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...

Note the the 14C difference between the Hyper 212 and the biggies.
Phanteks PH-TC14PE - 51.75
Thermalright Silver Arrow - 51.25
Noctua DH-14 - 51.25
Hyper 212 - 65.75


thanks, this is actually pretty reassuring. I realised also that the CPU is actually running at 3.8ghz (rather than the box advertised 3.4) I assume this is due to turbo mode, so this puts my mind at rest even more.
USAFRet said:
I have the Hyper 212+, and your temps are right in line with mine. And nothing to worry about.
For $25-30, you can't beat it.

You can probably bring it down a few degrees for 2-3x the price. Your call.


Hmm, after reading this I may invest at some point in the future but for now my mind is at ease.
Thank you all for your replies.
m
0
l
!