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January 12, 2012 8:37:11 PM

Hi, I'm wanting to get better cooling for my i7 2600k.

I'm using stock cooling atm with stock thermal paste.

At max load it's reaching over 85C. I'm not planning to overclocking, so I don't need anything -too- fancy.

My budget is around £20-£30. Suggestions are needed.

Also, I heard there can be some problems with ASUS P8 motherboards and CPU cooling,

something to do with the motherboard heat-sinks and a AM3 socket thingy.

Sorry if this isn't the right forum section.

Thanks...

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a c 198 V Motherboard
January 12, 2012 9:35:42 PM

AM3 sockets are for AMD processors and you don't have one. That is pretty darn hot at max load if you aren't OCing. Please provide the total specs (list of your components make/model) so we can assess your situation better.
January 12, 2012 10:55:26 PM

Hyper 212+ and Artic Silver 5 for the paste.
That HSF is really good for the low price, I don't really know much about thermal pastes tho. Don't forget to clean the CPU and HSF when you remove the old HSF.
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January 13, 2012 5:05:39 PM

COLGeek said:
AM3 sockets are for AMD processors and you don't have one. That is pretty darn hot at max load if you aren't OCing. Please provide the total specs (list of your components make/model) so we can assess your situation better.


It was something about the AM3 socket connectors colliding with the Motherboard heat-sinks.

And ye, too hot.

Processor: i7 2600k
Current CPU Cooling: Stock
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/Gen3
Case: Corsair 600T White 200mm at front, 200mm on top, 120mm at back.
Memory: Corsair 2x4gb Vengeance - Big heat-sinks
Graphics Card: GTX 580
PSU: Corsair Gaming Series 700w

I think that's all the information that could be relevant.


a c 198 V Motherboard
January 13, 2012 5:22:34 PM

AM3 socket connectors have nothing to do with your system.

That being said, jiyung's suggestion of the Hyper 212+ is spot on. There is no better HSF for the money and is highly recommended by many.

Get one and life should be better for your rig.....Good luck!
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