No change in core temps after installing Hyper 212 Evo

Hello folks. I'm wondering if I could get some advice around CPU temps. I'm working with a home built machine with the following components:


AMD Phenom II x4 945 Deneb

MSI Geforce GTX 460 Cyclone 1GB

Intel 330 240 GB SSD

Western Digital 750GB HDD

Antec Sonata III Case

RAM: 8GB 240-pin DIMM
OS: Win7 64-bit

For a couple of years I simply had the stock CPU cooler and it would generally idle between 50-60c according to Core Temp, which I guess is quite hot for idling. When I'd fire up a game like Skyrim it would get up around 75-80. Core temp says Tj Max is 79, though I'm not sure what that is.

A bit of Googling suggested that I'm running pretty hot, so I picked up a CM Hyper 212 evo and installed it. I bought a second 120mm fan and installed them push/pull in the direction of the top of the case where the PSU should presumably blow it out.

After firing up with the new cooler, Core Temps shows me in exactly the same ball park. Idling around 55c, 65 during browsing and general stuff, 80ish with Skyrim running.

GPU-Z shows my GPU around 47c. I'm not overclocking.

So I'm wondering where I went wrong? Perhaps not enough thermal compound (Arctic Silver 5)? Does my case simply have too little airflow there are no side nor front fans)?

I'm I frying my CPU at these temps?

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Turn the cooler around so it's blowing out the rear of the case.
  2. yeah, also if you are really striving to get less temp then you need more air flow in your case get more fans... also 47 is high thats what i get with a fx-8120 4.5 oc but no its not frying your cpu its fine just you have no space to work with with ocing, also like someone somewhere said if you dont have it pointed up or out that will cause a problem

    How is the airflow in your case right now?
  3. Thanks all. I reseated it and pointed it to the rear. Also realized I was a bit light on the paste. Idle temps now down to ~40ish.
  4. awesome! :D glad i could help
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