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i5 3570k Ivy Bridge - temps over 90c! Please help.

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November 8, 2013 1:07:29 PM

Hello, I have a new system build and I can't seem to get my CPU temperature below 91C percent on idle. I am using Core Temp 1.0 RC6 to show the temps of each core, and they are all in the 91 - 98C range with an avg load of 10%! Any advice would be highly appreciated. I really think i need to get these temperatures down before I cause any damage to the CPU. Thanks!

Specs:
Intel i5 3570k (IVY Bridge)
Corsair H60 Heatsink
MSI Maximus V Formula Motherboard
16GB 1600 DDR3 Team Vulcan
GTX 690
Corsair 750cx PSU
November 8, 2013 1:11:30 PM

Did you put in the thermal grease/paste? If not dont turn on the PC until you get cause you could fry the CPU.
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November 8, 2013 1:12:02 PM

Have you reseated the H60 cooler? If you did then you MAY have a faulty cooler on hand.

Try the Intel stock heatsink.
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November 8, 2013 1:14:34 PM

That cooler should come with Thermal compound pre applied.

Have you fitted the cooler correctly, have you tightened it enough?

Is the fan on the cooler definitely running?

Try looking at the cpu temp in the BIOS and also try Realtemp or HWmonitor to check the temps.
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November 8, 2013 1:16:39 PM

does it use push pins?
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November 8, 2013 1:18:12 PM

Yes I applied a small pea size of Arctic Silver 5 to the cpu and confirmed that the heat sink mounted evenly.

That was one of my thoughts Novuake, the fan is blowing but there's no way to be 100% it is working properly.

I currently don't have the stock Intel heat sink in my possession. That will be my next attempt tomorrow when I get it.
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November 8, 2013 1:19:30 PM

beanoslim said:
That cooler should come with Thermal compound pre applied.

Have you fitted the cooler correctly, have you tightened it enough?

Is the fan on the cooler definitely running?

Try looking at the cpu temp in the BIOS and also try Realtemp or HWmonitor to check the temps.



It is plenty tight, I even took it off to reseat it again just to make sure.

Yes the fan is running, almost took my finger off! :) 

BIOS throws an error when booting to Windows, so I know it is running too hot. I will download those other tools now. Thanks,
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November 8, 2013 1:31:47 PM

Here's a screenshot of 2 programs I used to check temps.


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November 8, 2013 1:36:05 PM

Yes it does go higher. :( 

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November 8, 2013 1:36:17 PM

OK, let us know

I am inclined to think that your cooler pump is faulty.

Just buy a Hyper 212 EVO, performs almost as well as the H60 at half the price.
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November 8, 2013 2:01:24 PM

i'm inclined to think poor contact. What's it like a first boot, and under no load?
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November 8, 2013 2:03:36 PM

13thmonkey said:
i'm inclined to think poor contact. What's it like a first boot, and under no load?


It Starts out at about 80C then climbs to mid 90's.
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November 8, 2013 2:28:09 PM

that would sound like poor contact on an air cooler, on a water it could be bad pump or poor contact. is the water block warm? is there any vibration from it (assuming the pump is in the block).
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November 8, 2013 2:29:17 PM

hey guys could this be a defective CPU?
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November 8, 2013 2:54:30 PM

Nicky AB said:
hey guys could this be a defective CPU?


Less than one in 100,000 Intel CPU are defective out of the box, so no. Definitely the most unlikely option.
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November 8, 2013 3:39:43 PM

13thmonkey said:
that would sound like poor contact on an air cooler, on a water it could be bad pump or poor contact. is the water block warm? is there any vibration from it (assuming the pump is in the block).


The water block is slightly warm, and no vibration at all.
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November 9, 2013 3:39:52 AM

tony852 said:
13thmonkey said:
that would sound like poor contact on an air cooler, on a water it could be bad pump or poor contact. is the water block warm? is there any vibration from it (assuming the pump is in the block).


The water block is slightly warm, and no vibration at all.


so it is probably getting good contact, the lack of vibration indicates a lack of pumping as nearly all pumps would vibrate.
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November 9, 2013 7:38:21 AM

The LOG word in the RealTemp - Thermal Status area confirms that all 4 cores are reaching the Intel thermal throttling temperature at 105C. The core temperature is changing so quickly when this happens that both RealTemp and Core Temp are not able to record the actual Maximum temperature. There is definitely a problem with your heatsink or how you installed it.

I am not a big fan of the "small pea size" drop of thermal paste. Not enough thermal paste causes far more problems than a little too much. Here is what Arctic Silver recommends.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth/int/vl/intel_ap...

I would remove it and have a good look at the thermal paste coverage. If it looks OK then it is probably your pump.
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November 9, 2013 10:55:16 AM

tony852 said:
Yes I applied a small pea size of Arctic Silver 5 to the cpu and confirmed that the heat sink mounted evenly.
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If you applied Thermal Paste did you remove the factory applied paste from the heat sink before?

The H60 comes with decent thermal compound pre applied so its good to go, if you have applied more over the top it won't work properly.
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November 9, 2013 2:33:22 PM

Okay everybody it looks like the H60 pump was bad, because I installed the stock intel cpu heat sink and now the temperatures are staying under 40C.

Thanks to everybody that responded.
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November 9, 2013 2:44:36 PM

Told you. Its a common problem on these CLCs. :D 
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