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July 23, 2013 1:19:07 PM

My CPU is Intel i7 2600k and with the HWMonitor I'm getting 80 Degrees when rendering a video is that normal or not? Also I'm using the stock cooler at the moment and soon getting the Corsair H80i.

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July 23, 2013 1:21:58 PM

A temp of 80C is BAD! Your cooler is either dirty (and therefore not passing sufficient air through the fins) or needs to be replaced with something better.

Stop rendering until you can resolve your temperature issue.

Your CPU should never be used over like 72C (I don't even like to come near that). Is it overclocked at all? If it is I would suggest returning it to stock settings until you get your cooler replaced with that Corsair H80.
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July 23, 2013 1:23:57 PM

jerreece said:
A temp of 80C is BAD! Your cooler is either dirty (and therefore not passing sufficient air through the fins) or needs to be replaced with something better.

Stop rendering until you can resolve your temperature issue.


Ok, I see thank you very much, would you agree that the Corsair H80i would be good for cooling the CPU ALOT?
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July 23, 2013 1:27:10 PM

It should do very well for you. Just about any aftermarket cooler will do better than the stock fan that comes with the CPU. The boxed fans Intel provides are junk in my opinion (unless it's for grandma's email checker). I'm using Antec's original H20 620 cooler on an OC'd i5-750 and it does fantastic for me.
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July 23, 2013 1:29:47 PM

jerreece said:
It should do very well for you. Just about any aftermarket cooler will do better than the stock fan that comes with the CPU. The boxed fans Intel provides are junk in my opinion (unless it's for grandma's email checker). I'm using Antec's original H20 620 cooler on an OC'd i5-750 and it does fantastic for me.


Ok haha thanks very much I shall wait until I buy the H80i :) 
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July 23, 2013 1:43:02 PM

Ry4n said:
jerreece said:
It should do very well for you. Just about any aftermarket cooler will do better than the stock fan that comes with the CPU. The boxed fans Intel provides are junk in my opinion (unless it's for grandma's email checker). I'm using Antec's original H20 620 cooler on an OC'd i5-750 and it does fantastic for me.


Ok haha thanks very much I shall wait until I buy the H80i :) 


Sounds good! Always a good idea to make sure your have adequate ventilation within the whole case too. Though it's very likely the CPU that's getting too hot there's also possibility the chipset on the motherboard can be too hot as well. Decent air flow through the case will usually prevent that though.
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July 23, 2013 1:47:15 PM

I don't believe it should run higher the 65 Degrees I'm surprised it didn't throttle down. The smell is probably from dirt and dust in the heat sink or the thermal grease burning. You should use air and clean out the cpu heat sink from all dust, dirt that are clogging the fins.

You may need to remove the heatsink and and clean off the old Thermal grease and apply some new grease. I use a Q-tip with a little rubbing alcohol on it to clean the CPU surface. Just dampen the Q-Tip lightly you don't want any alcohol running on to the motherboard. Be sure the surface is clean and dry before you apply the new grease. I use Arctic Silver AS5-3.5G, but there are lots of options. Put a very thin layer you should be able to see thru it over just where the heatsink will rest on the CPU. Good luck!
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July 23, 2013 1:49:07 PM

jerreece said:
Ry4n said:
jerreece said:
It should do very well for you. Just about any aftermarket cooler will do better than the stock fan that comes with the CPU. The boxed fans Intel provides are junk in my opinion (unless it's for grandma's email checker). I'm using Antec's original H20 620 cooler on an OC'd i5-750 and it does fantastic for me.


Ok haha thanks very much I shall wait until I buy the H80i :) 


I have the HAF X case and I cabled everything nicely earlier today so it's more likely the stock cooler :) 
Sounds good! Always a good idea to make sure your have adequate ventilation within the whole case too. Though it's very likely the CPU that's getting too hot there's also possibility the chipset on the motherboard can be too hot as well. Decent air flow through the case will usually prevent that though.


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