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Dear Overclock community, I had issues with my 960 i7 having too high temperatures when I was playing games (simple games that don't cost that much Graphic and processor stuff. You must know that I'm not that experienced in technical stuff.

I made a thread a few months ago, and it turned out my Heatsink-fan was on the wrong side... Fixed it, and it seemed to help. But now I'm having the same issues again.

My CPU temp (at load) is about 90-93 (when I play Battlefield 3) and it is around 58-70 when I do normal stuff like making this thread and running a Minecraft server (which I dedicated 4 Gig ram to). It's currently at 10% load with a temperature of 63, which is decent.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...ntel-core.html

That was my earlier thread, that contains some information about the stats etc.

I hope you guys can help me figure this problem out!
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Also, there are some pictures in the previous thread.
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Please fill in your systems specs @ http://www.overclock.net/specs.php?do=addsystem

So we can help u out

What cooler are u using for instance?
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Alright, I filled it in.
My cooler is a Thermaltake ISGC300.

Thanks in advance for helping me out btw.
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post #5 of 27
U sure its mounted right? Temps should be a bit better...
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post #6 of 27
Your HSF doesn't appear to be mounted correctly. Try remounting it and your temps should be much better. The ambient temps in my room are high and my CPU temps stay below 80C running World Community Grid 24/7. A stock clocked 960 with an aftermarket HSF shouldn't be that hot.
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that is way too hot. im was on a 920 @ 4.0 and 1.38 vcore and never got up to 90 on an h50 cooler. at idle im aroung 40-45. sounds like it could be a fan issue. get a new fan or maybe a better heatsink/cpu cooler
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post #8 of 27
It has push pins for a mounting system, that is your problem I bet. I'm thinking one or more of the push pins on your cooler are not set right or loose. It happened to me with my Arctic Cooler Freezer 7 Pro, three push pins came loose when I bumped it while working inside and I was getting terrible temperatures because it wasn't seated properly. When I pushed down firmly, my temps would go down because it was then making better contact with the CPU.
As stated, re seat your cooler and make sure to twist the push pins while pushing them down to make them lock. Look at the manual for your cooler and it should state how you mount and lock the push pin system correctly, they are the worst to deal with, I am telling you right now.
If that's not your problem, then sorry for leading you the wrong way, but by the sounds of it there is a good chance that this is the problem causing the high temps.

Also, sorry for the "wordiness" of my post, but I hope you find it helpful...
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10% load at 60 is NOT decent, I know as I have a 960 as well on a stock cooler. And I get better temps than that. I am pretty sure its a bad seating of the cooler. Make sure the screws for the cooler are screwed tight, A loose screw on my H80 caused my temps to go to 90 degrees on my 2600k.

Make sure you only use enough thermal paste, not too little, not too much, just a small pea (literally) of thermal paste at the centre is enough.
    
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Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
10% load at 60 is NOT decent, I know as I have a 960 as well on a stock cooler. And I get better temps than that. I am pretty sure its a bad seating of the cooler. Make sure the screws for the cooler are screwed tight, A loose screw on my H80 caused my temps to go to 90 degrees on my 2600k.

Make sure you only use enough thermal paste, not too little, not too much, just a small pea (literally) of thermal paste at the centre is enough.
Thank you all for your fast and helpfull comments.
I'm replying to this one, but I have read the others. No worries!

Basically, if I put a some thermal paste on it (the size of a pea) and I "mount" the heatsink. It should spread ALL the way? Because, last time I checked the paste it was just a bit in the middle and it didn't spread out that much.
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