Recently put together a new PC on Wednesday night, temps at STOCK speed at 100% load using prime 95 were 70 on the highest core with the others being slightly below. Took it apart again Thursday morning and redid the thermal, temperatures are now at 69-66-64-64 (According to Real Temp.
The first time I applied the thermal paste I spread some on the base of the 212 with a razor and put 3 lines on the pipes, I thought it was because I had used too much to spread initially that I was getting high temps (I didn't wipe off the excess that didn't fill the cracks).
After removing it and cleaning with alcohol and coffee filter, I put thermal compound and spread it only to fill the cracks then wiped off the surface with a coffee filter, then drew 3 lines on the separators between the heat pipes and installed the heat sink, twisted a couple times very slightly. I made sure the heat sink was tightly screwed in and all. Any suggestions? I waited until today thinking maybe the temperatures would improve but that doesn't seem to be the case, as they were the same yesterday.
Any suggestions? I used Arctic Silver 5 since the start, I looked through past threads and have read people suggesting to try the thermal compound that came with the CM, is that worth a shot or will it be worse?
I'm not too crazy about repeating the process many times more as it was hell the last time.
Core i7 930
CM HAF 922
The air inside the case/blowing out of the case is not too hot so I think the airflow shouldn't be a problem...
OH and the HSF is at 1928RPM which seems fine
Vcore is at 1.17V
According to CPUID Hardware Monitor the temps are 68-65-63-62
Sorry. I would give it a little time to break in before I worry the load temp are still within safe 24/7 operation. They still seem a little high to me but give it some time if they dont come down try using the Cooler Master TIM it dont have a break in period so whatever the temps are is what they will always be.