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Reapplied thermal paste twice, temps still seem too high?

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.
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    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=N82E16835709004
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,15.html

    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
  2. 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.
  3. 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=N82E16835709004
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,15.html

    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.
    Anonymous 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.
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