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Hey everyone! New poster but curious about my current set up..

CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.489 1.344V
Mobo: MSI P67-P8A GD-65 (B3)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B
Case: Rosewell Smart One with no additional fans (so 2x 120mm exhaust + 1x120mm intake)

Now here's where I am concerned... when I am idle, I am at 33C-38C but when I run Prime95 I literally get up to 90C minimum on all my cores only after 2 min of the torture test. I'm pretty sure that's not safe, so does this mean my clock is not stable? Did I spread my TIM incorrectly? Is my case's airflow really that bad? Am I messing something up cooler?

Any help/advice would be awesome, thanks!
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post #2 of 13
Definitely means you need better cooling
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I'm guessing that means better case fans (or case in general... that would be unfortunate)?
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Nah it shouldn't be your case. The Mugen 2 is a very decent air cooler and can compete with a stock H50 in load temps, so I really doubt you need a better cpu cooler/better case.

It has to be a user error during application. Even if it's a hassle, I suggest you take out your motherboard and redo your application of the TIM.

I would suggest only putting a small dot of it in the middle and don't try to spread it out evenly as I used to have the Mugen 2 and the dot method achieved better results.

Make sure the Mugen2 is screwed on tightly, I know that if it's not screwed on correctly, you may have air bubbles that increase your temps instead of lower them.

Lastly, make sure that you removed the plastic cover from the heatsink's plate, as some people actually forget to do that that and get crap tempts.
    
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post #5 of 13
how messy is your cable management in the case? This can severely restrict airflow.
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Aye, it's either an airflow problem or a mounting problem. I can attest to the Mugen's supreme performance, it's not your problem.
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post #7 of 13
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Phew.. Thanks for the relieving posts! Everyone is awesome

It might be an airflow problem but there's little to no cables in the front of my case. Most of the cables are routed to the back..

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I think I did apply the TIM wrong. Unfortunately I listened to my friend when we did it together and I applied the TIM on the entire CPU. I guess I'll just have to take the thing apart and start over. I'll double check on the screws, though I think it should be pretty tight but it makes sense that it may not be.

@Kokin *Edit: Definitely removed the plastic thing haha That was a silly move I thought I would make so I triple checked to make sure I didn't do it. Thanks for the warning still though! Definitely a possibility.

Again, thanks so much! I was wondering if there might be something wrong with the hardware.
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post #8 of 13
You have fan on the wrong side, to maximize Mugen cooling capacity, put it on the right side so it pushes air to the case fan.
post #9 of 13
Aye, put the fan pushing into the fin array from the front. Let it cover the RAM, it won't hurt it. Also, only a little of TIM is needed, just about the size of a little grain of rice is the most you should ever need. Less is more.
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post #10 of 13
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Ah.. Awesome. Definitely good to know. I'll do that when I re-apply the TIM! I didn't apply much, I just spread it across the entire chip...
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