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CPU too hot despite cooling?

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  • Intel i5
  • Thermal Compound
  • CPUs
  • Cooling
  • Corsair
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March 20, 2014 7:59:28 PM

Hey guys, so the other day I bought a Corsair H80i cpu cooler to replace the stock fan for my i5-4670k and have been having some weird issues with it that I honestly have no idea about. I installed it yesterday and noticed I was idling at around 44 degrees which led me to believe I hadn't installed properly, so I took it off and found that it was had only been covering half of the CPU (judging by the thermal paste), so I put it back on, making sure to hold it down properly while I fastened it. Closed the case back up and found temps had dropped to about 36, which was somewhat better but still confused me.

I booted up my computer proper and checked Core Temp, and now the temperatures are all wildly fluctuating between 37-58. Can improperly removing thermal paste cause this? Could it be room temps? I don't really know, any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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a b à CPUs
March 20, 2014 8:01:05 PM

Those are normal temperatures for your CPU. If it gets to 70c, then you have something to worry about.
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a b à CPUs
March 20, 2014 8:05:14 PM

Indeed, there is only so much you can cool a processor with water. It is scientifically impossible to cool anything with regular liquid or coolant lower than ambient temperature.
37-58 is fine, processor is constantly doing stuff unless you let it standby for 30 minutes, then it will probably run out of stuff to do.
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a b à CPUs
March 20, 2014 8:07:06 PM

this just happen to be with my H60 is one of the hoses super hot compare to the other if so the pump is going bad
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a b à CPUs
March 20, 2014 8:23:42 PM

zachparr2442 said:
this just happen to be with my H60 is one of the hoses super hot compare to the other if so the pump is going bad


Well one hose is supposed to be hot. One side pumps in cool water, the other returns the hot water to the radiator.
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a b à CPUs
March 20, 2014 8:25:56 PM

I had the same problem and send it to corsair and they said that the pump wasn't 100%
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