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Wondering if there's any room for worth while improvement or if I should just leave things as is?

Corsair A70 + i5 2500K @ 4.5
Ambient: 27-29C
Case Ambient (Right over heatsink) - 32C
Idle - 37C
Load - 75C

Idle seems to be better than some of the reviews I've seen that mention ambient. Load I can't really judge since I'm OC'd and vcore is a bit higher than some other 2500s.
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Get a h100 that's a improvement lol
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Originally Posted by Wek View Post
Wondering if there's any room for worth while improvement or if I should just leave things as is?

Corsair A70 + i5 2500K @ 4.5
Ambient: 27-29C
Case Ambient (Right over heatsink) - 32C
Idle - 37C
Load - 75C

Idle seems to be better than some of the reviews I've seen that mention ambient. Load I can't really judge since I'm OC'd and vcore is a bit higher than some other 2500s.
at least you only need 1.31V at full load. mine requires 1.36+

for load temps, it seems pretty high. have you tried reseating your a70 or using different tim? on my badly mounted hyper 212+, my load temps reach low 60s. idles at 40C on hottest core.
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at least you only need 1.31V at full load. mine requires 1.36+

for load temps, it seems pretty high. have you tried reseating your a70 or using different tim? on my badly mounted hyper 212+, my load temps reach low 60s. idles at 40C on hottest core.
I've reseated it multiple times using AS5 and the TIM that came with the A70 which I've read is Shin Etsu.
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