OK. I have a i7 2600k with a cooler master hyper 212+. I have it overclocked to 4.5ghz. My idle temps stay anywhere from around 38-41c. But when playing a game say BF3 or Crysis 3 my loads go up to 59-60c. Now to me that is high. So i ask you guys what can i do to lower my temps? I have the fan running full speed when the upper temp gets to 47c. I only have 1 fan on the heatsink. It is mounted on there nice and snug. Help me please!
CPU: i7 2600K-Overclocked 4.5ghz Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Video Card: EVGA SuperClocked GTX 580 (Fermi) Power Supply: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600 Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Full ATX Thermal Compound I used: Noctua NT-H1
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Those temperatures are acceptable and great for a small air cooler like that. You could install another fan too.
Lowering room ambient temperatures are also a very big factor.
well i did a stress test and was getting loads of 70-74c. Is there maybe a better cooler out there? Or perhaps better thermal paste?