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February 18, 2013 10:03:11 AM

Hi there folks, new to this forum but I'm hoping someone can help me out.
I recently built myself a new computer with a 3570k and went ahead and overclocked to 4.5GHz @ 1.225v and ran a few sweeps of prime. I noticed the temps immediately shot up to mid/high 80s. I am using a corsair h100i which I understood was a good cooler, so did I get a particularly bad or hot processor?

Thanks in advance if anyone bothers to reply :) 


Full system specs:

-Intel i5-3570k OC @4.5Ghz

-Evga GTX 670 FTW Signature 2

-ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 Motherboard

-Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD

-Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

-NZXT Phantom 410 White

-Evga Supernova NEX 750W PSU 80+ Gold

-Corsair H100i Water Cooling

-Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB 1600MHz CL8

-Ozone Strike Cherry MX Black Keyboard

-Roccat Kone Mouse

-Iiyama ProLite X2472HD-B1 24" Monitor

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February 18, 2013 10:17:10 AM

You run really hot, did you put thermal paste on your CPU when you had apply the cooler/pump assembly ??

PS: i get 80 on air @ 4.83ghz so you're really too hot for an H100i
February 18, 2013 10:20:02 AM

the h100i came with pretty good thermal compound pre applied, but my only guess on why the temps are so high is that I didn't attach the block straight. I will buy some thermal paste and redo it and see if it helps. Thanks for the reply though :) 
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February 18, 2013 10:22:35 AM

No problem but yeah, something's wrong for sure, i expect more like 40-50 with an H100i ;) 
February 18, 2013 10:25:17 AM

It does seem so :p  well I'll try and figure something out :) 
February 18, 2013 11:03:26 AM

Try reseating the cooling block.

Nothing wrong with your CPU. They either work or they don't, you'd be experiencing errors if it was faulty.
February 18, 2013 1:28:18 PM

okay ill try that too - thanks for the advice :) 
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February 18, 2013 2:26:38 PM

also make sure the unit is may gotten a doa unit.