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I5 2500k temps with hyper 212+ too high?

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June 20, 2012 9:03:37 PM

I know this question has been asked before, but my temps are the highest I've seen. I've seen posts stating ~63c @ stock clock with max load, but none as high as mine.

I recently bough a hyper 212+ and installed it. I applied AC mx-2 putting a perpendicular line across the heat pipes. I made sure the cooler and cpu were as clean as possible by using a new microfiber cloth and 90% isopropyl alchohol.

With prime95 max load/@ stock clock, the cores max out at 65/69/68/64c with everything else idling.

I also changed the cpu fan with the fan off this cooler "http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1148&ID=18..."

What could be wrong?
a c 788 à CPUs
June 20, 2012 9:06:21 PM

Those are actually OK prime temps but if anything maybe to much paste or incorrectly applied, looks like you used a lot or more than a grain of rice.
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June 20, 2012 9:21:21 PM

rolli59 said:
Those are actually OK prime temps but if anything maybe to much paste or incorrectly applied, looks like you used a lot or more than a grain of rice.


+1 rolli59

Under load on my Intel® Core™ i7-2600K with the Cooler Master hyper 212+ I was in the mid 50s (didnt run Prime95 on it). So you would likely see temperatures like this just running a game.
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June 20, 2012 10:35:08 PM

Hmm ill try reseating it with less thermal compound tonight.
What method of applying thermal compound would you recommend?

I came across this article showing different methods for HDT coolers but I am not sure which is best temp wise.
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

I also forgot to mention my room temp is about 86f (30c) and my case is a Lian Li pc-k7b with 3 CM sickleflow fans running @ ~1050rpm.
a c 788 à CPUs
June 21, 2012 12:56:23 AM

What is your idle temp? Common 10-15° over ambient.
June 21, 2012 12:57:46 AM

rolli59 said:
What is your idle temp? Common 10-15° over ambient.

It's around 40c on each core.
a c 788 à CPUs
June 21, 2012 1:01:48 AM

Normal for 30° ambient.
June 21, 2012 1:11:51 AM

yeah that doesn't sound right. my 2500k is at 4.5ghz/1.28v with a corsair a50 and max is 67-68 under prime. the a50 is much the same cooler. remount and rock the base of the cooler against the cpu until it feels flush.
June 21, 2012 1:43:31 AM

The heatsink is seated properly and it doesnt rock back and forth but I can pivot and twist the heatsink.
I can guarantee all the screws and 100% tight but ill pull the board out tonight to take a look at it.

I'm probably gonna use the line method but this time put the TIM parallel to the heatpipes since that worked the best on my last cooler and gives decent coverage.

Any other ideas or things that I can try?
June 21, 2012 8:40:31 PM

I reapplied the thermal compound last night using the extra thin parallel line method in between the heat pipes to fill the grooves, and the temps are around the same.

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