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Should i upgrade my cooler?

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Hey guys, my cooler it the Noctua NH-U12. I am having to reinstall it shortly due to high temps. It is over a year old now and wondered if there are any coolers out there worth getting? I was thinking maybe the Corsair H80 but i dont know if it would be worth spending money for little performance? Would i see a good performance jump to the h80?

Any other suggestions?

These are the temps im getting atm under load before i have reapplied thermal compund:



These are idle:



Thanks
Edited by 8564dan - 8/2/11 at 4:37am
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post #2 of 13
what are ur idle and under load temps ?????? try changing the thermal paste and apply the arctic silver 5 a Noctua NH-U12 is a decent cooler for a i7 930 even if its overclocked going for a Corsair H80 its fine and futureproof but i would suggest u to spend a few dollars more and setup liquid cooled system trust me that the ultimate
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Originally Posted by Tarun View Post
what are ur idle and under load temps ?????? try changing the thermal paste and apply the arctic silver 5 a Noctua NH-U12 is a decent cooler for a i7 930 even if its overclocked going for a Corsair H80 its fine and futureproof but i would suggest u to spend a few dollars more and setup liquid cooled system trust me that the ultimate
Ive added the temps to OP. Maybe i would go liquid cooling later. Im not experienced enough for it yet . As for the paste im going to apple shin-etsu g751.
Edited by 8564dan - 8/2/11 at 4:59am
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post #4 of 13
your temps are very high for that cooler, cpu and clock speed, mine hardly ever hit 45 @ 3.6 and i think my cpu puts out more heat than yours, try: reseating the HSF with new TIM like AS5, also i would try setting the cpu fan speed to maximum in the bios i.e. disabling auto fan control. How well ventilated is your case and what are your ambient temperatures?
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post #5 of 13
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The case is well ventilated. It was v.hot yday..25Cish.

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Even so, a hot day at 25C shouldn't make it hit that high of temps like that, is everything mounted right? the fans facing the right direction? try a remount and see what happens
   
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post #7 of 13
That's way to much voltage for 3.6ghz

also make sure your fans aren't push / push
Edited by freakb18c1 - 8/2/11 at 6:09am
post #8 of 13
Mate 25 C for a room is not that warm, even your HDD temps were high for that ambient. Consider looking at how well your case is vented. Or install A/C for the sake of you and your PC :-)
post #9 of 13
I believe Intel chips are hotter than AMD chips, mostly because AMD chips will fry before 80C, whereas Intel chips won't fry until high 90s.

You should be getting idle temps in the 30s with a low to mid range cooler, and mid to high 20s with a high-end cooler like the H80, or H100. I get idles temps in the mid to low 30s. I would suggest you reseat the cooler first, it could just be a bad application of thermal goop on the CPU. Be sure to put a small 3cm pea size drop of TIM on the center of the CPU, then plant the heatsink on the CPU and wiggle it (rotate it a few degrees clockwise and counterclockwise) while applying pressure so the TIM spreads a little. Then tighten and power up.
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post #10 of 13
Some CPUs just get more hot. Mine is at 3.8GHz, idle temp atm is 47C, using the same cooler as op.
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