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post #11 of 21
I never used a stock cooler so I don't know how hot they run. But I know that every time you reseat your heatsink your thermal paste is going to be all over the place. So maybe you need to reapply thermal paste, not sure if you have any though.

Best bet would be to buy an aftermarket cooler for your i7, they can get toasty.

If you want one for cheap the CM Hyper 212+ is good for the price.
The Thermalright HR-02 is also really good for the price
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/..._cooler_review
If you want to go high end look into Noctua D14/U12P, Thermalright Ven-X, H50/70/80/100
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post #12 of 21
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I reapplied thermal paste when i reseated the heatsink, looks like i eill need a new cooler, i dont plan on doing much overclocking at the moment so i think i get away with a less expensive cooler. Also do you think the mobo flex has anything to do with it?
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So I just ordered Coolermaster Hyper 212 and it should be here in a few days. Is the system safe to use in the mean time? or should I leave it off until the new HSF arrives?
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So I just ordered Coolermaster Hyper 212 and it should be here in a few days. Is the system safe to use in the mean time? or should I leave it off until the new HSF arrives?
it's still safe to use, just a little warmer than what it should be. max temps can be as high as mid 80s, so you're fine as long as you don't plan on folding or benching

the hyper 212 will definitely help, should let you overclock quite a bit as well
post #15 of 21
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Thats good to hear, I was curious what my temps would look like after gaming for a while so I played crysis for an hour or so and my max CPU core temp was in the mid 60s, that seemed low to me considering my idle, is this normal?
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Thats good to hear, I was curious what my temps would look like after gaming for a while so I played crysis for an hour or so and my max CPU core temp was in the mid 60s, that seemed low to me considering my idle, is this normal?
approx 10'c jump in crysis seems about right, it's not that cpu intensive
post #17 of 21
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So I got my new cooler and installed it and now my temps seem okay, but I just wanted to double check. The idle is about 40-45C (might be my hot room?) I have run Prime 95 on it for a while now and the temps are 55-60C. Those seem all well and good I am just curious about my idle temps.
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post #18 of 21
Both temps seem a bit on the high side, compared to this review of the cooler.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...review-10.html

If you compare your result to the 3.4 ghz oc yours is hotter at a lower clock. However, this could be due to your ambient temps.

Download CPU-Z and see what the voltage is on your cpu.
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It is about 70F in my room this morning and my temps are still about the same idle. Is that web site talking about the core temps or the cpu? Because my CPU is at 24C while my cores are all around 39C.
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post #20 of 21
Alright, I guess since Hardware Cancuks was have been testing during a really cold room or something but here's another review with similar results to yours.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...212_plus/4.htm

Seems about right, your idle temps could be due to insufficient airflow in your case maybe, but just worry about the load temps which seem fine. Now up your voltage to 1.28V-1.33V and get that thing to 4.0 ghz.

Here's a guide for youhttp://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...920-930-a.html

I needed about 1.33V to maintain a 4.0 ghz oc. Try from there and then lowering the voltage.
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