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SB 2500k getting very hot.

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August 20, 2011 3:46:21 AM

I've had this rig for about 2 weeks now I built it myself. Everything was fine it would be around high 50s to low 60s n load and mid to low 30s on idle but then for whatever reason the temperatures starting getting extremely high. I'm not sure if it's because I moved my computer under my desk (That's when it started getting hot). I moved it from under there and put it on top of the desk and it's still having problems. I have a fan blowing directly onto it and that doesn't help at all. So I reseated the fan and the temps got even worse( Mid 50s on idle!!) I can't even play minecraft without hitting the 70s. I have stock settings and stock cooling.

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http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I'm not sure if it has something to do with the thermal compound but it doesn't look right I took pictures just in case:

CPU: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66653702@N08/6061136976/in...
CPU Fan: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66653702@N08/6060584913/in...

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August 20, 2011 3:55:53 AM

Did you reapply the thermal paste when you reseated the cooler? If not that will account for some increase in temperature as you now have air pockets which arent transferring heat.
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August 20, 2011 4:00:27 AM

No I didn't. Will that fix the increased temperatures? I heard arctic silver is good should I pick some of that up?
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August 20, 2011 8:44:18 AM

Yes it is good, but if i was you i would also consider buying an aftermarket cooler to replace the subpar intel item, like a coolermaster hyper 212.
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August 20, 2011 2:19:24 PM

(1) Moving the computer probably loosened on of the locking lugs. To quote an OLD poster Supremelaw, "Intel should be sued" for such a poor design. Many Have problems with installation and The stock HSF is at the BOTTOM of the todum Pole. And yes it will work @stock, but just barely.

(2) ALLways reapply HS Coumpound if you remove the HSF. Can use alcohol to clean off old compound (is Use the 91% found at walmart). And for AS5 - peas size in center then spread evenly.

(3) google installation of the Intel HSF for a video.
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