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My cpu is running way to HOT

i have a 3570k and antec 620 kuhler. my problem is that just doing daily things like this post it is at 1.6ghz and is 74c. I know this is way to hot and using and using ai suite to configure chassis fans at 60% and cpu at 80%. Does anyone no how i can keep cooler with out spending money or have a tractor next to me. rest of system at 30c - 45c

case nzxt phantom 410

fan config
2x 120mm front intake
2x 140mm top exhaust
1x 120mm rear intake rad fan nf-p12

cpu=3570k
cpu cooler=Antec 620 kuhler
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  1. just turned my desktop off it was staying at around 85c!
  2. emperor piehead said:
    i have a 3570k and antec 620 kuhler. my problem is that just doing daily things like this post it is at 1.6ghz and is 74c. I know this is way to hot and using and using ai suite to configure chassis fans at 60% and cpu at 80%. Does anyone no how i can keep cooler with out spending money or have a tractor next to me. rest of system at 30c - 45c

    case nzxt phantom 410

    fan config
    2x 120mm front intake
    2x 140mm top exhaust
    1x 120mm rear intake rad fan nf-p12

    cpu=3570k
    cpu cooler=Antec 620 kuhler


    It sounds like it's throttleing the speeds because of the heat. I would make sure the exaust/rad fan is working and make sure he pump is working. Also make sure the water block is seated right.
  3. now how can i tell i'm still new to computer building. will switch fan to exhaust just wanted to keep positive airflow
  4. Turn on the computer and take off the side panel. Your computer should look something like this:



    The red arrow shows the fan. Make sure it is spinning and also make sure it is exausting and not intaking air.

    The blue triangle shows the CPU water block. Check to make sure the block looks like it's seated right and is fully screwed down. There shouldn't be and play. Also you should be able to hear if the pump is working or not.
  5. Could it be the kuhler 620 configuration problem? your pc is irregularly overheating. I don't have the same cooler but i do have the same brand as you.
  6. is it possible to post a picture of PC inside as well
  7. i swapped the fan and it dropped to 65c but that still seems awfully high.
  8. Is it at 65 on idle or under load? What are you using to measure the temps?
  9. idle and ai suite 2 hitting 73c now
  10. how do you add picture haven't done it yet
  11. Download CPUID HWMonitor an see what that says. It could be a faulty reading or faulty sensor.

    To post a picture in a post like I did you have to host the picture on a website like photobucket then copy the IMG code they give you and paste it on the post.


  12. phone camera so not greatest quality
  13. Put the radiator against the case and put that noctua fan on the front.
  14. i installed cpuid and on ai suite it says 67c and on cpuid it says 88c
  15. You can try what a muffin said and see if that helps. You can also take off the waterblock, re-apply themal paste and try if that helps at all.
  16. emperor piehead said:

    were you given two fans when you got your kuhler 620? because if you did, you were suppose to attach them to your kuhler. i saw you picture and saw your kuhler without any fans.
  17. ok i'm going to put on a new layer of thermal compound i have some mx-4. my fan is not connected because it is a 4pin and the kuhler has a 3pin and the fan that came with it is too loud.
  18. Which fan is not connected? If the main fan isn't connected while you were doing this test that could be why it's running so hot.
  19. no the noctua is plugged into the motherboard and is set quite high speed its not plugged into the 620 kuhler itself because it does not support 4pin
  20. okay i put a new coat of thermal paste but i'm getting the same temps.
  21. Did you put the fan on the other side?
  22. yes
  23. Best answer
    Even if the fan is not attached or operate at all, it shouldn't running in that high temp. Most likely the pump is faulty which could explain the high temp. RMA it right away.

    Unless you forgot to removed the clear plastic cover on the antec 620 kuhler CPU block which I doubt you did.
  24. okay thanks
  25. Best answer selected by emperor piehead.
  26. Thank you to all that helped. None of it worked but you still tried to help me. Also anyone know how good antec's rma is?
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