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Abnormal i7 3600k 4.6ghz temps with h100

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June 13, 2012 10:44:10 AM

OK so my ambient temperature in my room is about 75f and with a 7k cfm fan blowing at all times making it feel like 60 so i built my comp in October and im using a i7 3600k at 4.6 ghz and a h100 for cooling with 2 140s in push and two 200s on top of case as pull. I have a haf x with maximum fans and the ambient temp of my case is around 65f or so. Usually i would get about 98f degrees on full load and about 60f or less on regular. But lately i have been getting 98f on regular and 120plus on load not just full but regular load. So i was wondering if its dust in comp( i clean it every month with an air compressor) maybe taking the rad out and cleaning it personally(its hard to get dust out of it) or maybe reseating the heatsink?(i used the default paste b/c i think paste doesnt do that much) So any suggestions would be nice, i kno 48 degrees c is really good with that overclock but for me it just seems abnormal so any help would be very nice. :D 

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June 13, 2012 10:50:58 AM

thebeast6788 said:
So i was wondering if its dust in comp( i clean it every month with an air compressor)
Not likely dust is the problem.


thebeast6788 said:
my ambient temperature in my room is about 75f
and the ambient temp of my case is around 65f or so
Ambient temp of your case is going to be the same as ambient temp of your room. No amount of fans, fan speed, etc., is going to change that. Like, where does your case get it's air from?
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June 13, 2012 10:54:03 AM

thebeast6788 said:
i kno 48 degrees c is really good with that overclock but for me it just seems abnormal
You're getting 48C with a full load now
- what were you getting before? 98F or 36C?

And what were the ambient temps back when you were getting 36C under load?
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June 13, 2012 11:23:00 AM

98f is 36c and i was getting the same ambient temps as b4.
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June 13, 2012 11:27:21 AM

There is something going on.

Looking over the reviews the H100 should be able to get something close to 12C rise above ambient temps.
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If your room is 75F (23.8) and add 12C to that - you get ~36C. Which is what you were getting.


-> So - you only need to figure out what is different now.
Did using the compressed air end up blowing dust and debris into the Rad, maybe?
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June 13, 2012 11:37:21 AM

That might be it even though this has only happened in the past month b4 that it was perfectly fine(ive been blowing compressed air into it for a while) and i have sensors throughout my case and i averaged them up and im getting about 73f so that must be my ambient temp. But it is hard to blow anything out of the rad and it does look quite dirty.(but it was a pain to install so i dont wanna take it out) btw im using a asus maximus iv mobo
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a c 203 à CPUs
June 13, 2012 11:41:32 AM

It could have been building up for a while and got shifted around to block the airflow with the latest cleaning.

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June 13, 2012 11:47:09 AM

So should i just try and throughly clean the rad?
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a c 203 à CPUs
June 13, 2012 11:50:35 AM

If you can figure out which side of the Rad has the worst accumulation of dust and debris you can remove the fans and gently blow air through to clean it out.
Be careful though - you don't want to blow it in further and jam it in there.

A good flashlight might help you figure out which side to blow air through.
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June 13, 2012 1:07:44 PM

Best answer selected by thebeast6788.
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a c 203 à CPUs
June 13, 2012 1:08:30 PM

What did you find out?
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June 14, 2012 2:48:30 AM

I took the rad and and man was it dirty it seemed almost gray and its black originally on the inside of it lol. it seemed to fix it right up
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