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I7 cooling issues

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December 22, 2012 8:19:19 PM

This is an i7 3930k, Well I've somewhat fixed it so it doesn't shut down every 30 minutes(It's already shut down twice due to high temps, spread over I'd say a 3 hour period), so I shut down, waited an hour or so, took off the H60, reapplied thermal paste, and reinstalled the H60 and screwed it in TIGHT.

Then when I restarted I checked idle temps and they ranged anywhere from 41-43(most common) to 50C at times(rare). I added an extra fan on the case side to blow air on the CPU area(Before this I had 2 fans, one with the H60 and another blowing towards the GPU), is there anything else I can do.


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December 22, 2012 8:26:55 PM

The 2011 6 cores are some hard suckers to cool. They get pretty warm. But those temps are fine. unless you have a R4E or souch board and custom loop cooling I wouldn't even expect to see 5GHZ. Now a slight overclock can be achieve with your Cooler but its not needed. the 3930K is a beast chip for any circumstance