Hello once again Toms Hardware Guru's. Super Noob Sparco_04 here with a temperature question. I have switched cpu cooling devices and have it a conundrum of results:
My old setup was:
Hyper 212+ - Idle: 24c Load: 32c-38c
My New setup is:
Hydro H80 - Idle: 28c-30c Load: 38c and up
Both are and are in Push/Pull Configuration.
Note that the Hydro does have the stock fans on it.
Now tell me why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I just paid $93.03 for this H80 and my temps SUCK!!!! I bought a tube of Arctic 5 Silver Compound and used most of the tube for the H80. Did I use too much?? I am tempted to return this Hydro and go back to the Hyper 212+.
Thank you for the replies gentlemen. So I am floored here. I was reading about someone with temps idle at 19c with the h80 so i thought i may have put too much paste on my cpu which is a 970 BE btw. I am probably going to return this H80 and get a 212+ with some expensive fans. your thoughts?
^+1 to mcnumpty, i cant believe hes the first one to mention that if you have used almost the full tube of silver5 paste then you have use way way much too much, take it apart thoroughly clean both the cpu and H80 with tim cleaner, then re-apply a very very thin film of silver5 paste to your cpu and put back together.
A 3.5 gram syringe contains enough compound to cover at least 15 to 25 small CPU cores, or 6 to 10 large CPU cores, or 2 to 5 heat plates. At a layer 0.003" thick, the 3.5 gram syringe will cover approximately 16 square inches.
right on! thank you very much. now time for the confessional: I applied 3/4 of the 5gram tube to the chip and spread it around with my gloved finger until every square centimeter of the chip was covered.