Intel stock cooler problems

If anyone else out there was having problems with their i5 3570k on the stock cooler being way too hot then I highly recommend putting new thermal compound on it! lowered my temps to about 30 degrees on idle where as it was 38 before
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  1. Yeah, it happens.
  2. DARGIE said:
    If anyone else out there was having problems with their i5 3570k on the stock cooler being way too hot then I highly recommend putting new thermal compound on it! lowered my temps to about 30 degrees on idle where as it was 38 before


    The usual cause is incomplete mounting of the pushpin coolers.
    All 4 pins need to be through the motherboard and locked.
    You need to be able to look at the back of the motherboard to verify.
  3. Yeah i think one of my pins wasn't in fully! First build so was a bit worried about putting so much pressure on the board which is a Extreme4 Z77 which is quite a think board anyway!
  4. DARGIE said:
    Yeah i think one of my pins wasn't in fully! First build so was a bit worried about putting so much pressure on the board which is a Extreme4 Z77 which is quite a think board anyway!


    The key to getting the pins set correctly is to push down on diagonal pairs at the same time.
  5. if u want better temps, ull need to invest in a decent aftermarket cooler, especially if u plan on overclocking
  6. yeah I did that anyway just thinking about even pressure etc! Running Pretty well atm! Could you read my other post about watercooling and give me your opinion please? :D
  7. iceclock said:
    if u want better temps, ull need to invest in a decent aftermarket cooler, especially if u plan on overclocking


    Yeah thinking about watercooling can you go look at my other post and give me your opinion please?
  8. DARGIE said:
    yeah I did that anyway just thinking about even pressure etc! Running Pretty well atm! Could you read my other post about watercooling and give me your opinion please? :D


    I don't know where your watercooling post is, but I do have some opinions.

    I will stay away from water cooling as a rule.
    They are expensive, noisy, and less reliable than air cooling.

    A top air cooler like a Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks will cool about as well as any all in one liquid cooler.
    For a more restricted budget, the cm hyper212 type cooler will do the job, at least up to a conservative overclock.
  9. the stock cooler is still crap, i mean, look how thin it is. I dont know what intel were thinking, packaging that with a quad core K edition CPU. that thing is only good for i3's.
  10. iam2thecrowe said:
    the stock cooler is still crap, i mean, look how thin it is. I dont know what intel were thinking, packaging that with a quad core K edition CPU. that thing is only good for i3's.

    The reason Intel ships it is because it is all that is required to meet Intel's warranty requirements when operating the CPU at stock voltages and clock, which is the only operating mode covered under the standard warranty even on K-chips.

    If Intel started bundling their K-CPUs with a $80 HSF, a large chunk of the enthusiast market would complain about Intel forcing a HSF they do not like or does not fit their particular application down their throats. If a large chunk of the enthusiast crowd is going to complain either way, may as well choose the least expensive path and simply supply something good enough to get the PC running within warranty specs.
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