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Alright, I just popped a different 2500k in my system, previous owner says it ran 5ghz at 1.45v on an h70 stable. I have a custom loop, consisting of mostly decent parts, so I thought my cooling would be more than enough.

I put it in and set it for 5ghz at 1.5v just to make sure everything is fine and dandy and I'll work my way down. Nope. Not happening. As soon as I load up realtemp and IBT my temps hit 82 celcius, I quickly shut it down and reseat the water block. Tried again, same thing.

I set the clocks at 4.6ghz at 1.4v and I'm pegging 75c, my question is what's causing such high temps? I've reseated the block 3-4 times and the temps aren't changing. Pump is definitely running, and fans on the rad are working fine.

Previous chip did 5ghz without breaking 70c, unless it was really hot then it would run about 72-73c. Anyone got any ideas?
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maybe ambient temps did that?
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That still sounds like a bad seat. You did use new TIM for each seat right? (or at least re-spread it properly)
 
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
That still sounds like a bad seat. You did use new TIM for each seat right? (or at least re-spread it properly)
yep, used new MX-2, which is what I've been using for a while now, even on the last CPU that ran WAY cooler.

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maybe ambient temps did that?
Ambients in here are maybe 2-3 degrees hotter than it was the other day when I was running the other 2500k. I'm not sure that it would make a 10c difference.
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Originally Posted by Crystal_Castles View Post
yep, used new MX-2, which is what I've been using for a while now, even on the last CPU that ran WAY cooler.
Try a remount. What method are you using?
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Try a remount. What method are you using?
Same as usual, put a small dab (between the size of a grain of rice and a pea) in the center of the CPU and then I press down firmly in the middle of my CPU block to hold it in place while I screw down all the mounts.

I'm going to try running the CPU at stock clocks and volts in a second and see what the temps are like just to make sure it's not this chip just puts out an insane amount of heat.

Hmm it seems that at stock clocks I'm hitting around 54-57c, which still seems pretty high. I guess another reseat is all I can do!
Edited by Crystal_Castles - 8/8/11 at 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by Crystal_Castles View Post
Same as usual, put a small dab (between the size of a grain of rice and a pea) in the center of the CPU and then I press down firmly in the middle of my CPU block to hold it in place while I screw down all the mounts.

I'm going to try running the CPU at stock clocks and volts in a second and see what the temps are like just to make sure it's not this chip just puts out an insane amount of heat.

Hmm it seems that at stock clocks I'm hitting around 54-57c, which still seems pretty high. I guess another reseat is all I can do!
That's usually the issue. I know I've used the same method and had to reseat around two to three times before I got a nice solid mount with good temps. I'm currently running mine at stock because i have a mediocre mount. I know right now I'm idling at around 48C and topping out at 69C load with two 360mm radiators (one has push scythe ultra kaze 3000 and the other has push pull medium yate loons).
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I guess it's just not meant to be, me and this chip. I'll probably just cut my losses and sell it and buy a 2600k like I'd planned to do anyway. I don't feel like fighting with this to get a perfect mount and wasting all my TIM
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