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October 3, 2010 4:56:48 AM

CPU: i5 760
GPU: MSI GTX 460 Hawk 1gb
Case: Coolermaster 912
Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Just got my new rig and installed L4D2. Perma fps with everything maxed in settings, then after about 30 mins of playtime. I stopped, took a break and checked temps:

I don't think that's normal... is it? Everything else usually runs cool at idle ( http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/5704/temps.gif )
CPU at idle: http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6468/cpu.gif

I'm still using the stock intel fan, is it that bad? or is this because of Turbo mode? I tried to fraps in game for a few minutes to see what my fps would be like, related or no? I don't know why the temps were so high.

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October 3, 2010 12:47:15 PM

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Buy arctic silver 5.Open the heatsink clean the old TIM apply AS 5.Then properly install the heat sink.

There isn't any old TIM to begin with...
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October 3, 2010 1:12:15 PM

I thought TIM goes on the CPU, didn't really look behind the stock heatsink though
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October 3, 2010 1:49:45 PM

I don't think you have anything to worry about with those temps. Also remember temperatures will vary from person to person, because of ambient temperatures in the room where the computer is. Load temperatures are really what matter, provided the idle temps aren't out of control. Do some prime testing and re post the results with the CPU under 100% load.
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October 3, 2010 2:24:03 PM

Ah my bad didn't see that. Well two things... Your looking at an improper heatsink installation, or really hot room temps, I'm leaning towards bad installation, lol.

Somewhat off topic but, here's a great, relatively cheap after market heatsink.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 3, 2010 2:42:29 PM

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[Oct 3 09:58] Worker starting
[Oct 3 09:58] Setting affinity to run worker on logical CPU #0
[Oct 3 09:58] Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
[Oct 3 09:58] Please read stress.txt. Choose Test/Stop to end this test.
[Oct 3 09:58] Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using FFT length 1024K.
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[Oct 3 09:58] Worker starting
[Oct 3 09:58] Setting affinity to run worker on logical CPU #1
[Oct 3 09:58] Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
[Oct 3 09:58] Please read stress.txt. Choose Test/Stop to end this test.
[Oct 3 09:58] Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using FFT length 1024K.
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[Oct 3 09:58] Worker starting
[Oct 3 09:58] Setting affinity to run worker on logical CPU #2
[Oct 3 09:58] Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
[Oct 3 09:58] Please read stress.txt. Choose Test/Stop to end this test.
[Oct 3 09:58] Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using FFT length 1024K.
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[Oct 3 09:58] Worker starting
[Oct 3 09:58] Setting affinity to run worker on logical CPU #3
[Oct 3 09:58] Beginning a continuous self-test to check your computer.
[Oct 3 09:58] Please read stress.txt. Choose Test/Stop to end this test.
[Oct 3 09:58] Test 1, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922945 using FFT length 1024K.
[Oct 3 10:00] Test 2, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M19922943 using FFT length 1024K.
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[Oct 3 10:04] Test 5, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M18874369 using FFT length 1024K.
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[Oct 3 10:07] Test 7, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M18474367 using FFT length 1024K.
[Oct 3 10:09] Test 8, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M18274367 using FFT length 1024K.
[Oct 3 10:11] Test 9, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M18274369 using FFT length 1024K.
[Oct 3 10:12] Test 10, 4000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M18074369 using FFT length 1024K.
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[Oct 3 10:14] Test 1, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M172031 using FFT length 8K.
[Oct 3 10:15] Test 2, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M163839 using FFT length 8K.
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[Oct 3 10:26] Test 9, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M141311 using FFT length 8K.
[Oct 3 10:28] Test 10, 800000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M135169 using FFT length 8K.
[Oct 3 10:29] Self-test 8K passed!
[Oct 3 10:29] Test 1, 560000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M212991 using FFT length 10K.
[Oct 3 10:31] Test 2, 560000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M210415 using FFT length 10K.
[Oct 3 10:32] Test 3, 560000 Lucas-Lehmer iterations of M208897 using FFT length 10K.
[Oct 3 10:32] Torture Test completed 22 tests in 34 minutes - 0 errors, 0 warnings.
[Oct 3 10:32] Worker stopped.


Right now:

As you can see, it was pretty much always ~97c throughout the entire testing. I stopped it after 32 mins.
Room temp is about 21c, doesn't feel hot at all in here, it's rather cold imo. As you can see the rest of the pc is doing well.
About the stock cooler installation, well... it doesn't move, it seems to be in place just fine so I don't know what could be wrong. How to determinate if it's not properly installed?
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October 3, 2010 2:50:08 PM

99c damn, did the pc restart when you reached that? It's a pain in the ass, but when I have installed the stock coolers, I would do it out of the case so I can see the back of the motherboard. This way you can actually see the plastic fasteners and determine whether or not the heatsink is attached correctly. What fan header did you plug the fan into? No way you should be reaching anywhere near 99c. You should be at least 20c colder than that under load, at stock speed and voltage.
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October 3, 2010 2:56:25 PM

Forgot to add, this is under load


I did it outside of the case too, and no, no restarts. I looked behind as well to see if it was properly attached and I think it is, when I tried to move the cooler with my hand to see if it moves it didn't so I thought that was fine, and I plugged into CPU_FAN.

In the HWMonitor screenshot above, FANIN0 was about at 2050 RPM (as you can see 2096 is the max RPM it hit), maybe that's too low? I don't know where the problem is.
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October 3, 2010 3:20:34 PM

I'll see if I can try that.

PSU is OCZ StealthXStream 2 600W

I just ran the test again to check and the +12v voltage seems to jump a lot, anywhere between 14.34v to 16v, so this isn't normal? I'm not too familiar with the bios so I'm not sure where this would be... the motherboard is a Gigabyte P55A-UD3. Could that be the reason?

http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/9465/vvvu.gif
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October 3, 2010 3:31:30 PM

Wow I just pushed the middle of the fan with my finger into so it would get closer and temps dropped really fast.


Damn, not sure how to go on and install it properly so it would tighten down like that though..
Any advice?
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October 3, 2010 3:53:03 PM

Like I said, personally I would take the mobo out of the case and do it that way. It sucks but is really the best way to be sure.
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October 3, 2010 4:57:40 PM

The best way to install the heatsink would be to take the Mobo out of the case. If you are taking it out of the case, you could get better TIM like AS5 to drop temps some more. The TIM is cheap, but if you feel that the stock TIM is good enough than that works too ;)  .
Here's my temps under load with a simulated i5(stock heatsink, AS5 TIM), I didn't let it heat up all the way, but it only gets a few degrees hotter:


So with the heatsink on right, you would be getting good enough temps, this is with a 25C ambient(and a case that hasn't been cleaned out in awhile).
Also, those voltages seem very unstable, mine are rock solid at all times. Hopefully that doesn't cause any problems.
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October 3, 2010 4:59:55 PM

I opened the case and just slightly took the screws out and reseated them more tightly. Result:


Better/normal? I noticed my idle slightly went down as well, around - 5c.

Not sure now about the voltages what to do about that.
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October 3, 2010 5:04:05 PM

Those temps are hotter than your last screen shot plum.
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October 3, 2010 5:08:36 PM

Is that with the case upright, or is it still on its side? If it's upright at least it isn't 98C anymore.
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October 3, 2010 5:10:07 PM

@ dipankar2007ind: Yes I know, but what I meant is I don't know where/how to lower them as I'm not familiar with BIOS.

@ sportsfanboy: Nah, they're about the same. They drop between 1~4c in the 60s back and forth. The first screenshot was me pressing my not properly installed cooler and the second is properly installed, turns around 63-65c.

Edit:

@ Haserath: This is with the case upright and closed.
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October 3, 2010 6:41:02 PM

Yeah they're much better than previous ones. Anyone familiar with Gigabyte P55A UD3 board can tell me how to properly adjust my voltages?
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