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July 9, 2013 5:44:59 AM

Hi

Last winter, I set up my rig with an i5 3570k and h212 evo. During setup, I accidentally stuck my finger in the thermal paste when trying to mount the cooler. Now, I'm getting high temperatures. Currently, I reach 60C in normal usage, including my favorite classic (low demand) games. 1.040V vcore, 3.8Ghz. P95 gets up to 75 in a few seconds and seems to stay there while I stop it.

I checked the cooler, and it twists a bit on top of the cpu with little pressure. I don't think it should do this. Should I apply more pressure to get it sitting right or should I pick up some isopropyl alcohol and completely remove and clean the cooler?

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July 9, 2013 5:54:33 AM

The latter the is your best option, it is actually a lot simpler to clean, remove and re-apply good thermal paste. It is also a lot better than twisting until you think that it is properly seated and hope for the best. Also, don't use the business card method or anything like that. Look at this
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July 9, 2013 6:04:28 AM

avacadobread said:
The latter the is your best option, it is actually a lot simpler to clean, remove and re-apply good thermal paste. It is also a lot better than twisting until you think that it is properly seated and hope for the best. Also, don't use the business card method or anything like that. Look at this


Saw it before I built, but thanks.
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July 17, 2013 11:24:42 AM

I got it done, and at stock, temps idle at 30-34. With prime 95, it hits 70 in 30 seconds and stays there with the stock fan at full blast. I ran it for 5 minutes at 1.000V, stock speed. The load temps should be 10 degrees cooler. Are my sensors wrong, did I apply the right amount of thermal paste(smaller than pea), or is the stock fan + sickleflow not enough horsepower?
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July 17, 2013 4:39:25 PM

lxgoldsmith said:
I got it done, and at stock, temps idle at 30-34. With prime 95, it hits 70 in 30 seconds and stays there with the stock fan at full blast. I ran it for 5 minutes at 1.000V, stock speed. The load temps should be 10 degrees cooler. Are my sensors wrong, did I apply the right amount of thermal paste(smaller than pea), or is the stock fan + sickleflow not enough horsepower?


Consider your computer's environment, if it sits in a hot room while in use, in the middle of summer then it will be very difficult to keep the temperatures nice and cool. I ran into the same problem this summer, and because my room is a hotbox (for some reason cool air does not flow into my room) keeping my machine running cool was a real challenge. The only solution that I can come up with is to either install more fans (CPU, CASE) and set up a push pull configuration, or buy a solid Water Block for your machine. I did the latter and my temps are just fine. Same room same environment.
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July 19, 2013 5:42:33 AM

avacadobread said:
lxgoldsmith said:
I got it done, and at stock, temps idle at 30-34. With prime 95, it hits 70 in 30 seconds and stays there with the stock fan at full blast. I ran it for 5 minutes at 1.000V, stock speed. The load temps should be 10 degrees cooler. Are my sensors wrong, did I apply the right amount of thermal paste(smaller than pea), or is the stock fan + sickleflow not enough horsepower?


Consider your computer's environment, if it sits in a hot room while in use, in the middle of summer then it will be very difficult to keep the temperatures nice and cool. I ran into the same problem this summer, and because my room is a hotbox (for some reason cool air does not flow into my room) keeping my machine running cool was a real challenge. The only solution that I can come up with is to either install more fans (CPU, CASE) and set up a push pull configuration, or buy a solid Water Block for your machine. I did the latter and my temps are just fine. Same room same environment.


The room is not warm at 74F, so I assume the cpu fans bay be ineffective. I'll try to add a 200mm fan on top and a better pwm fan for the cpu. I have a 200mm fan on the front, a 120mm fan on the back, and an extra one on the cooler, which is already in push pull.

I put a zalman lq310 on my dad's work PC for longevity and eventual conversion for gaming. It gets 29 idle and 52 under load at stock. I should expect 55-60 under load with the 212 evo, but even while undervolting, I'm still over 70.
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