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November 25, 2013 4:05:02 PM

After installing the Evo 212 Hyper into my PC, it runs at a constant 1750 RPM while idling, and CPU temps (according to CPUID HW MONITOR) are around 57 degrees. (Similar temps pulled from SpeedFan)..

Any ideas on what I've screwed up? Don't think I've applied too much thermal paste. Used Arctic Silver.

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November 25, 2013 4:21:01 PM

I'd expect idle temps around 30-33C. Also the Evo should downclock the fan to around 600rpm.
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November 25, 2013 4:23:33 PM

If your temps are 57C while idling it's likely the heatsink isn't properly seated flat on the CPU.
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November 25, 2013 4:24:27 PM

How is the airflow in the entire case? Are you just circulating hot air around inside, or is there a good job being done to remove the hot air from the enclosure?
Where is your video card venting its waste heat?
But you are right. 57 Deg. Celsius is too high for idle.
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November 25, 2013 4:45:04 PM

Pibee said:
If your temps are 57C while idling it's likely the heatsink isn't properly seated flat on the CPU.


Going to see if this is maybe the case. The radiator seems to wiggle a bit back and forth, but is screwed down tightly...

2x4b said:
How is the airflow in the entire case? Are you just circulating hot air around inside, or is there a good job being done to remove the hot air from the enclosure?
Where is your video card venting its waste heat?
But you are right. 57 Deg. Celsius is too high for idle.


Airflow is okay I believe. Wasn't a problem before, and I've tried leaving the case side off for a while and there are no notable changes in temps.

Video card is venting outside of case. It's a hot card (GTX 260) but wasn't causing a problem previously.


No OC or anything like that. Heat sync applied with pea sized method.

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November 25, 2013 4:56:39 PM

kristianAA said:
How is you fan seated onto heatsink, there are little arrow what show direction that air will blown is it toward or outwards from sink, might be stupid question but how you know


Not a stupid question. I haven't done this in a number of years and anticipate that I messed up on something easy. The arrows are pointed up and towards the radiator.

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November 25, 2013 4:58:50 PM

What CPU are you running?

What case do you have, with how many fans?

Also, do you know if you're looking at the CPU core, or CPU socket temperatures? (You can either cross-reference with other programs, or take a screen shot of your temps at idle and load of HWMonitor, and we can tell you.)
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November 25, 2013 5:05:57 PM

Calculatron said:
What CPU are you running?

What case do you have, with how many fans?

Also, do you know if you're looking at the CPU core, or CPU socket temperatures? (You can either cross-reference with other programs, or take a screen shot of your temps at idle and load of HWMonitor, and we can tell you.)



http://imgur.com/xZC0B3q
Upload img of CPUID HWMonitor results.


Not sure which type of case I have any more (got it about 5 years ago.) But I'll try to find out. It's got two front facing fans, one top fan, and one rear fan.

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November 25, 2013 5:14:52 PM

I think you positioned the cooler incorrectly. It can twist a bit but shouldn't be too excessive.

Get some rubbing alcohol and clean the cpu of thermal paste and reapply the paste.
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November 25, 2013 5:21:02 PM

That sounds like a good case set-up for airflow, unless you have a ton of wires and stuff cluttered and in the way.

The four temperatures (Core 0, 1, 2, 3) should be your actual CPU Core temperatures. These are what are truly important for when you're at load. If you were at load during that, you're doing pretty good, actually. If these are what is getting up to 57C when under load, that is a bit high, but nothing to fret too much about... Unless you plan on overclocking.

As for the constant fan speed, it sounds like you somehow disabled your rig's feature to control fan speeds. Did you diddle with something in the BIOS, or Speedfan?
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November 25, 2013 5:21:50 PM

kristianAA said:
Your core temps are totally find and also it takes some time for paste to settle to reach its peak performance, you just looked wrong temps as stated above:) , only thing that catched my eye was +5 and +12 v which showed less power than they should. if voltage is little over its good but if its lower from stated it might be signs of dying psu


Oh, oops. Haha. Thanks. Any thoughts on why the fan is running itself at nearly 1800 RPM then? It seems rather excessive, but perhaps that's normal.
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November 25, 2013 5:23:10 PM

Calculatron said:
That sounds like a good case set-up for airflow, unless you have a ton of wires and stuff cluttered and in the way.

The four temperatures (Core 0, 1, 2, 3) should be your actual CPU Core temperatures. These are what are truly important for when you're at load. If you were at load during that, you're doing pretty good, actually. If these are what is getting up to 57C when under load, that is a bit high, but nothing to fret too much about... Unless you plan on overclocking.

As for the constant fan speed, it sounds like you somehow disabled your rig's feature to control fan speeds. Did you diddle with something in the BIOS, or Speedfan?



Thanks Calculatron,

Haven't played around in the BIOS or speedfan at all. I'll investigate this though.

Cheers!
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November 25, 2013 8:57:59 PM

If your temps are high then maybe the mobo is trying to cool it down and won't drop speeds until temp drops.

As mentioned you gotta give mobo some time too adjust before knowing stable temps.
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