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August 8, 2013 2:51:13 AM

I've just built my first computer and the CPU seems to be running very high temperatures. To fill you in on what happened....
We were building the computer (a friend was helping me) and we got to the stage where we needed to mount the CPU cooler. The cooler i had was a Corsair H100i, and when the final thumb screw needed to be screwed on, it wouldnt. There was something wrong with the thread. So after fiddling with it for 20 minutes, i decided to leave the H100i out and just use the stock CPU Cooler that came with the CPU. When we took the CPU off, some of the thermal paster remained on the CPU, so my friend tried to clean it off with a bit of Eucalyptus Oil (oil from a tree). He got most of the thermal paste off, with the remaining paste spread more evenly across the CPU heat spreader. We mounted the stock CPU cooler and finished the build. The computer works, but seems to have very high CPU temperatures.

The CPU is an i7-4770k and had the temperatures:
Max temp: around 80 degress celsius (176 fahrenheit)
Average temp: between 50 and 60 degrees celsius(122-140 fahrenheit)

The computer was idle with no load (it was downloading/installing windows updates).

The room would have probably been around 20 degrees celsius (68 fahrenheit).
Are these temperatures normal, or dangerous for the CPU. I don't plan on using the new computer until i get a better cooler.

EDIT: I have tested CPU temp on my older computer. This computer is getting and average of 50 degrees celsius, with a max of 63 just typing this post. The CPU is an i7-870 2.93 ghz, i'm not sure what cooler it has, it's a HP pavilion elite desktop, 2 years old. just trying to giveas much info as possible
August 8, 2013 3:05:01 AM

Temperatures are high. Probably related to your cooler/thermal paste mess.
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August 8, 2013 3:09:39 AM

Hello.
You should think the possibility that the product (H100i) might be defective. Go for RMA. If you bought it the last 10 days you don't even have to ask them as it counts as DOA.
Edit: I misunderstand your post. I thought you were reaching 63C even with your stock clocked i7-870.

The problem should be as Sn1992 stated.
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August 8, 2013 3:25:23 AM

Groomer said:
Temperatures are high. Probably related to your cooler/thermal paste mess.


Are the temperature's dangerously high, or do you not know for the i7-4770k.
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August 8, 2013 3:29:31 AM

Ohhh man ur freind did a really bad thing

U should never use oil as the oil get sticked to the cpu micro pores on the surface causing thermal failure

My advice to u would be stop using the cpu and get a arctic clean cleaner and purifier kit to clean the mess

After doing that and watching a youtube vid for installing h100 install it i m sure. It will lower ur temps
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August 8, 2013 3:40:00 AM

Sn1992 said:
Ohhh man ur freind did a really bad thing

U should never use oil as the oil get sticked to the cpu micro pores on the surface causing thermal failure

My advice to u would be stop using the cpu and get a arctic clean cleaner and purifier kit to clean the mess

After doing that and watching a youtube vid for installing h100 install it i m sure. It will lower ur temps


How urgently does the CPU need to be cleaned in that case? I have uni all day tomorrow, then i have my brothers engagement party the next. Sunday i'll probably be too hung over to do anything. The earliest i can get it would probably be Monday afternoon (Its thursday night where i am).
I haven't used the computer since the windows updates installed, and i don't plan to use it until i get a new decent cooler. If they don't replace the H100i, i'll probably opt for the Hyper 212 Evo.
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August 8, 2013 3:42:33 AM

Ohkay man i wud suggest to use the minimum of this pc and order the arctic clean kit today so that it is shipped
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August 8, 2013 3:43:38 AM

Yea it would be good for u 212 evo is a good cooler
But i wud suggest u nzxt kraken x40
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August 8, 2013 3:50:22 AM

Sn1992 said:
Yea it would be good for u 212 evo is a good cooler
But i wud suggest u nzxt kraken x40


Okay, does it have to be ArctiClean, or can i use Iso alcohol (i've been looking up how it should have been done) and some lint free wipes to clean the surface?
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August 8, 2013 3:56:51 AM

Look if it was normal cleaning i wud have reccomended isopropyl bu as there is oil on the surface u ll need articlean
Srry for wrong spells there
The reason for me reccomending this is it has a purifier which wud help u to clean the oil
Isopropyl will only remove thermal compound not the oil
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August 8, 2013 3:58:57 AM

Sn1992 said:
Look if it was normal cleaning i wud have reccomended isopropyl bu as there is oil on the surface u ll need articlean
Srry for wrong spells there
The reason for me reccomending this is it has a purifier which wud help u to clean the oil
Isopropyl will only remove thermal compound not the oil


Okay, i will get that. What are the chances of this causing permenant damage the the CPU. As you can understand, i'm a little concerned. Just spent $2000 on a computer
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August 8, 2013 4:09:31 AM

Yeah this is the reason that i m suggesting u to spent 5$ more to be more than sure and get the best
Dont wrry just use the cpu a little do tell me the results through PM and befor installing have a chat with me to be more sure
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August 8, 2013 4:09:54 AM

Dont frget to close the post
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August 8, 2013 4:10:19 AM

Dont frget to close the post
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August 8, 2013 4:13:39 AM

Sn1992 said:
Yeah this is the reason that i m suggesting u to spent 5$ more to be more than sure and get the best
Dont wrry just use the cpu a little do tell me the results through PM and befor installing have a chat with me to be more sure


I'm not entirely sure what you mean by this? Are you saying it can cause permenant damage?
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August 8, 2013 4:24:47 AM

I meant that u should use minimum of ur new built

2.tell me when u clean ur cpu before installing h100 so that i can guide u the best
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August 8, 2013 4:37:10 AM

Sn1992 said:
I meant that u should use minimum of ur new built

2.tell me when u clean ur cpu before installing h100 so that i can guide u the best


Okay, I'm not going to touch my new computer until i''ve fixed this mess. I think i'm alright to mount the H100i, i did it before, it was just a bad thread on one of the standoffs that prevented me from screwing it down. Then again, this is my first build and any help will be appreciated. I will do my best to remember to let you know, but i may be a little distracted by the whole situation.
Also, thanks for your advice, i would have never known the oil would be an issue if you hadn't posted.
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August 8, 2013 4:39:47 AM

Yeah u r most welcome
For any further queries and problems feel free to contact me thru PM
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August 8, 2013 8:34:43 PM

Sn1992 said:
Yeah u r most welcome
For any further queries and problems feel free to contact me thru PM


I tried PM'ing this to you, but it was saying your name is invalid, so i'll just post it here.

Is this the correct cleaner for the CPU?
Artic Silver ArctiClean - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

Also, if you could link a video or list of steps showing the correct way to clean the CPU that would be great.

Thanks
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August 17, 2013 12:19:45 AM

So I've just cleaned an installed the new CPU cooler (a swiftech H220) and the temperatures are much better. It is now averaging about 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) at idle with no load (same as initial tests) and 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) max temp, about 25 and 50 degrees cooler respectively. Its only been going for a few minutes, i'll let it run for an hour or so and see if anything changes, then, Crysis 3 max settings FPS/temp test :) 

Thanks so much for you advice/help.
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August 17, 2013 4:36:11 AM

great news man those are really good temps :-)
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