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November 1, 2013 9:37:23 AM

hey guys my specs are these http://pcpartpicker.com/user/tmunmk/saved/2no1 or
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1DeIX


im currently running at 57% - 70% while running prime95 load and my avg cpu temp is about 75*c is that good or is there something wrong with my cooler?

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November 1, 2013 9:41:42 AM

Intel states on their site that the max temp for that CPU shouldn't exceed 72C, so your temps are quite high given that you aren't operating at 100%. With the cooler you have, your temps should be MUCH lower than that, so most likely either the cooler isn't functioning properly or the thermal paste wasn't applied correctly. I'd lean towards it being the thermal paste. What type did you use, and how did you apply it?

Edit: I see now that you used Artic Silver 5, but I'd still like to know how you applied it.
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November 1, 2013 12:43:06 PM

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Intel states on their site that the max temp for that CPU shouldn't exceed 72C, so your temps are quite high given that you aren't operating at 100%. With the cooler you have, your temps should be MUCH lower than that, so most likely either the cooler isn't functioning properly or the thermal paste wasn't applied correctly. I'd lean towards it being the thermal paste. What type did you use, and how did you apply it?

Edit: I see now that you used Artic Silver 5, but I'd still like to know how you applied it.[/

Well this was my first build so I hired a liscened IT. While were mounting the CPU cooler to the CPU he informed me that there was already thermal paste preapplied to the cooling block. So for the first power up and day of use there was no additional paste applied. However 30 mins prior to posting this thread I applied a diagonal strip of paste about half of the length of the CPU then remounted the block back onto the cpu
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November 1, 2013 1:02:45 PM

tmunmk said:
Skeefers said:
Intel states on their site that the max temp for that CPU shouldn't exceed 72C, so your temps are quite high given that you aren't operating at 100%. With the cooler you have, your temps should be MUCH lower than that, so most likely either the cooler isn't functioning properly or the thermal paste wasn't applied correctly. I'd lean towards it being the thermal paste. What type did you use, and how did you apply it?

Edit: I see now that you used Artic Silver 5, but I'd still like to know how you applied it.


Well this was my first build so I hired a liscened IT. While were mounting the CPU cooler to the CPU he informed me that there was already thermal paste preapplied to the cooling block. So for the first power up and day of use there was no additional paste applied. However 30 mins prior to posting this thread I applied a diagonal strip of paste about half of the length of the CPU then remounted the block back onto the cpu


Some thermal pastes are conductive. Did any spill over onto your motherboard? It could fry.
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November 1, 2013 2:05:13 PM

In addition to JOOK-D's question, did you remove the pre-applied thermal paste from both the CPU and the H100i prior to installing the Arctic Silver 5? Too much thermal paste is as bad as not enough, and the pre-applied paste is all you really need. You probably have too much on there now, which can cause the heat coming off of your CPU not to transfer to the cooler so your CPU will overheat. You need to remove the cooler, clean the old paste off with a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol, being very careful not to get any on the pins under your CPU or on your motherboard, and then reapply the Arctic Silver 5 using the pea method in the following video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hNgFNH7zhQ
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November 1, 2013 2:07:59 PM

Skeefers said:
In addition to JOOK-D's question, did you remove the pre-applied thermal paste from both the CPU and the H100i prior to installing the Arctic Silver 5? Too much thermal paste is as bad as not enough, and the pre-applied paste is all you really need. You probably have too much on there now, which can cause the heat coming off of your CPU not to transfer to the cooler so your CPU will overheat. You need to remove the cooler, clean the old paste off with a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol, being very careful not to get any on the pins under your CPU or on your motherboard, and then reapply the Arctic Silver 5 using the pea method in the following video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hNgFNH7zhQ


Haha, I linked that on someone else's video earlier too :D 
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November 1, 2013 10:25:37 PM

Skeefers said:
In addition to JOOK-D's question, did you remove the pre-applied thermal paste from both the CPU and the H100i prior to installing the Arctic Silver 5? Too much thermal paste is as bad as not enough, and the pre-applied paste is all you really need. You probably have too much on there now, which can cause the heat coming off of your CPU not to transfer to the cooler so your CPU will overheat. You need to remove the cooler, clean the old paste off with a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol, being very careful not to get any on the pins under your CPU or on your motherboard, and then reapply the Arctic Silver 5 using the pea method in the following video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hNgFNH7zhQ

no i didnt... do u mean like a bath towel?
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November 1, 2013 11:48:28 PM

i reaplied the paste running prime95 blend right now... at 100%load and staying around 54*c
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November 2, 2013 7:06:30 AM

tmunmk said:
no i didnt... do u mean like a bath towel?


I usually use a microfiber cloth, or an old sock or t-shirt, but I guess a towel would work. The key is to make sure that none of the thermal paste or any of the cloth remains on the CPU or the cooler when you're done.

tmunmk said:
i reaplied the paste running prime95 blend right now... at 100%load and staying around 54*c


54C is MUCH better than what you were getting before. It still seems a bit high, but given variations in CPUs and coolers during manufacturing, each combination is going to be slightly different each time. At 54C under full load, I'd say you're safe and don't need to worry about overheating or damaging your CPU anymore :) 
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November 2, 2013 7:42:50 AM

meh, anything under 80c is fine and nothing to worry about.
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November 2, 2013 8:00:54 AM

nikoli707 said:
meh, anything under 80c is fine and nothing to worry about.


If you want to be constantly replacing parts.
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November 2, 2013 10:09:15 AM

Skeefers said:
tmunmk said:
no i didnt... do u mean like a bath towel?


I usually use a microfiber cloth, or an old sock or t-shirt, but I guess a towel would work. The key is to make sure that none of the thermal paste or any of the cloth remains on the CPU or the cooler when you're done.

tmunmk said:
i reaplied the paste running prime95 blend right now... at 100%load and staying around 54*c


54C is MUCH better than what you were getting before. It still seems a bit high, but given variations in CPUs and coolers during manufacturing, each combination is going to be slightly different each time. At 54C under full load, I'd say you're safe and don't need to worry about overheating or damaging your CPU anymore :) 


i ran it prime 95 for 2 hrs last night it stayed at a constant 64* c when being hit with a big stress test.. the max temp it went to was 69* at 100% load
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November 2, 2013 10:22:12 AM

That's still within an acceptable range, as far as it shouldn't cause any damage, but I don't think you should be seeing temps that high with the cooler you have. Did you make sure the H100i is installed correctly, and are you running the Corsair Link Dashboard software? You may need to adjust the fan speeds on your cooler if that's possible (I haven't used that cooler, but my Antec Kuhler H2O 920 is very similar, and it allows me to configure the fan speeds) to ensure that the liquid is being cooled correctly to maintain low CPU temps.
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November 2, 2013 10:23:47 AM

it is installed correctly i believe.. but no i havnt used the link dashboard software yet, ill have to look into it and figure out how to work it
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November 2, 2013 12:57:45 PM

Let me know once you've installed it and played with the settings some. If you need some help configuring it, I can try to assist with that as well, but having not used it before, it may take some time and I'll probably have a lot of questions. Screenshots of it would be helpful, if you can get them for me.
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November 3, 2013 11:07:22 AM

Skeefers said:
Let me know once you've installed it and played with the settings some. If you need some help configuring it, I can try to assist with that as well, but having not used it before, it may take some time and I'll probably have a lot of questions. Screenshots of it would be helpful, if you can get them for me.


i looked at the program i have no idea what to do lol
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November 3, 2013 12:32:19 PM

Ok. Do you know how to take a screenshot and post it here? If I can see what it looks like, I'll be able to help you better.
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