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.
-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.
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.
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
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