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January 20, 2013 10:18:36 PM

I have been having issues with with the temperatures that my cpu reaches. When ever I put a game that requires a decent amount of power on it reaches temperatures upwards of 80*C. The fan I use is a cooler master hyper212 with the thermal paste that came in the box. So my question is should I get better thermal paste, try liquid cooling, or get a better fan?

My Specs(Relevant to the situation):
CPU: i7 2600k
Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D
Fan: Cooler Master Hyper212

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January 20, 2013 10:23:46 PM

That's a decent cooler, should work well. Definitely a problem conducting heat from the CPU to the cooler. The cooler may not be firmly in contact, I always do away with any pre-applied thermal compound and use arctic silver. You can get it at Radio Shack.
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January 20, 2013 10:59:51 PM

Use rubbing alcohol with a lint free cloth (even a paper towel).
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