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I was doing a burn test. At 3.8ghz. Intel burn test on maximum. Was hitting 76c Max. Felt the hestsink and it didn't feel hot at all. Top fin was like cold. Lower fins just a lil warm. Bad heatsink? Its a silenx compact 80mm CPU cooler. 4 direct touch heatpipes.
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post #2 of 24
Its not that great of a heatsink.

http://www.frostytech.com/articlevie...id=2539&page=4
^proof.

Look for a Cooler Master 212+ on Amazon for 30$
    
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post #3 of 24
If they are cold it's usually

1. not properly seated.

2. concave and is not touching the cpu

3. the pipes are cracked and you can't do anything about it except rma
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post #4 of 24
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Awesome thanks for the info. Could I have put to much paste? Ill check out that heatsink. Silenx just makes amazing fans for sure. Computer is so quiet now.
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post #5 of 24
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Originally Posted by emeraldage View Post
Awesome thanks for the info. Could I have put to much paste? Ill check out that heatsink. Silenx just makes amazing fans for sure. Computer is so quiet now.
How much paste did you use?

A pea sized amount is the biggest you want to go. Preferably a uncooked grain of rice
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Maybe a tiny bit more but it spread well and translucent. What's the best cooler I could get 30$ or under. And would fit in a mid tower.
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Please fill in your system specifications:
http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem

For all we know your trying to cool a 990x here.
    
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post #8 of 24
Yea you would feel the heat. I ran my 212 passive and within 10 minutes it hit 60c idle. I could feel the heat comming off the fins.
    
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post #9 of 24
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Okay I posted the info on my computer. Reccomended heatsink for me? Yeah I never felt any heat from it.
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post #10 of 24
the CM Hyper 212+ is the best bang for the buck, and only costs ~$30 as suggested before.

you didn't mention what case you used, but i always use mid tower cases, and in my gaming rig i have a hyper 212+ inside a 690 II adv
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