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Questions about my CPU cooler and temperatures

Last response: in CPUs
February 11, 2014 12:02:15 PM

Just built my first rig and I'm running an i5 4670k with an evolution 212+ with plans to over clock in the future.

First my 212 seems tight but I am able to give it a twist which kind of puts me off a bit. Everything seems to be on correctly and I don't think I should try and force the screws to be tighter so I just wanted to know if this is normal.

Second, my CPU seems to be running at about 80-85° Fahrenheit when idling and I'm not sure if this is normal, and if not, could it be because of the 212 being out of whack?

For backround, I am running this CPU in conjunction with a gigabyte Z87D3H mobo and a gigabyte gtx 770 over clock GPU In a corsair 500r case.
a b à CPUs
February 11, 2014 12:08:26 PM

That is normal and you should not worry

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a c 120 à CPUs
February 11, 2014 12:19:06 PM

You shouldn't be able to twist the cooler.
Tighten each retention screw one at a time in a criss-cross pattern.
I helps if you count screwdriver rotations. eye them up afterwards for @ same depth.
DO NOT overtighten.
The centre thumbscrew is just that = tighten that by hand after.
Your temps are great btw.