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i7 4770k high temp issues-- HELP!

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  • Intel i7
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February 24, 2014 10:55:48 AM

Hi! I just got a new setup and I've been running Realtemp with Prime95 to give me a good base temp before I start overclocking. At idle I'm sitting at a leisurely average of 25c across the board.
The issue is that pre-overclock, under full load, I'm sitting @
C1:79-82c C2:81-86c C3:80-83c C4:72-77c
I've seen people with the same CPU getting 60-70c overclocked on air so this worries me.
My setup:
-Zalman Z7 tower
-GIGABYTE GA-Z87-DS3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
-MASSCOOL 8WA743 92mm Long Life CPU Cooler
-Asus ENGTX560 DCII OC
-Nothing Special RAM (seriously its bad. Home office stuff..)

I re-installed the heatsink once and that helped (it was running all high 80's with some 90's) and I'm using Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste. Any ideas? any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

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February 24, 2014 12:32:22 PM

It's probably the MASSCOOL. Many people have reported having problems getting proper contact with the CPU. Possibly get another cooler (sorry, too lazy right now to look-up a few suggestions).

Another thing, that cooler isn't the best for high heat OC. Don't mean to knock your equipment, it's just the facts.

Cheers
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February 24, 2014 12:40:08 PM

Dom_79 said:
It's probably the MASSCOOL. Many people have reported having problems getting proper contact with the CPU. Possibly get another cooler (sorry, too lazy right now to look-up a few suggestions).

Another thing, that cooler isn't the best for high heat OC. Don't mean to knock your equipment, it's just the facts.

Cheers

Oh, I take no offense- just constructive criticism. I was looking into a liq. cooling system cause I've been seeing the same issues.
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i, or Intel BXTS13X Water/Liquid Cooling are what I'm looking at, but if I can fix this without going liquid that would be nice

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February 24, 2014 12:49:30 PM

You don't necessarily need to go liquid. I have the H100i and I can tell you it cools as well as mid - high end air coolers which cost a little less (I'm thinking something like the Noctua NH-D14). I only went with the H100i for the "clean" look, never been a fan of the big aluminum air cooler heat sinks.

If you're going to OC then cooling is going to be pricey (kinda - nothing compared to a full liquid loop :)  )

Sorry I don't have any suggestions on how to fix the cooler you have :( 
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