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Ok. then you mite have the cooler mounted wrong. try spinning it 90 degs. get alot of tremal paste (good stuff. mx4, mx3, ocz freeze, icd.) and try a rice grain and turn block on it 15 deg left and right then screw in. i did it work great for me (v8 mega and now waterblocks). Just want enofhg to go even like a thin peace of paper.
To be quite honest, that didn't make much sense...
I made sure the fan (that is on the heatsink) is blowing air through the heatsink to the exhaust fan. I must admit, when the PC is on and I hold my hand between the exhaust fan and the heatsink I don't feel an airflow coming from the heatsink-fan...

Edit: But it is spinning, that's for sure.
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dude, what ram speed you running at? you need to back down that qpi/dram voltage. if you're still using the same value as i saw in your previous thread, it was something like 1.4375v, drop it to something like 1.3 (depends on your ram speed really). should help your temps a fair bit.

when i was messing with the qpi voltage with my 950, i noticed a good 5-7'c jump in temps when i went from about 1.24v to 1.4v

EDIT: if you stick your hand behind your heatsink (i.e. between the heatsink and the rear exhaust fan), do you feel any airflow being pushed through heatsink fins by the heatsink fan? nevermind...if you don't feel any airflow, then i'd say it's time to get some new fans...
Edited by erik257 - 10/5/11 at 1:02am
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dude, what ram speed you running at? you need to back down that qpi/dram voltage. if you're still using the same value as i saw in your previous thread, it was something like 1.4375v, drop it to something like 1.3 (depends on your ram speed really). should help your temps a fair bit.

when i was messing with the qpi voltage with my 950, i noticed a good 5-7'c jump in temps when i went from about 1.24v to 1.4v

EDIT: if you stick your hand behind your heatsink (i.e. between the heatsink and the rear exhaust fan), do you feel any airflow being pushed through heatsink fins by the heatsink fan? nevermind...if you don't feel any airflow, then i'd say it's time to get some new fans...
My RAM? They're running at their recommended speed (1600something, I believe) the volt of my QPI/RAM = 1.4375 and my DRAM Bus Voltage 1.65 and my CPU voltage = 1.26.

What would you like me to change?
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My RAM? They're running at their recommended speed (1600something, I believe) the volt of my QPI/RAM = 1.4375 and my DRAM Bus Voltage 1.65 and my CPU voltage = 1.26.

What would you like me to change?
ok so they're running at rated speed, in that case try lower qpi/dram voltage and see how low you can get. your vcore and dram bus voltave looks alright.

since you have 12gigs of ram, i'm not sure exactly how low you can reach. i have 6gigs of ram running at 1664mhz with qpi/dram set to 1.2375v.

see if you can lower yours to 1.3v, no one can tell you what to aim for exactly, it will have to be trial and error, keep going down until you hit instability. hope it will help with your temps a bit.
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ok so they're running at rated speed, in that case try lower qpi/dram voltage and see how low you can get. your vcore and dram bus voltave looks alright.

since you have 12gigs of ram, i'm not sure exactly how low you can reach. i have 6gigs of ram running at 1664mhz with qpi/dram set to 1.2375v.

see if you can lower yours to 1.3v, no one can tell you what to aim for exactly, it will have to be trial and error, keep going down until you hit instability. hope it will help with your temps a bit.
It's now 1.3v, the temp has gone down around 5-7 degrees so that's nice. Still, 80 degrees peaks while I play Battlefield 3? Is that decent? I wouldn't know really...
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It's now 1.3v, the temp has gone down around 5-7 degrees so that's nice. Still, 80 degrees peaks while I play Battlefield 3? Is that decent? I wouldn't know really...
good to see the temps went down a bit at least, but 80 while playing any game is still way too much...

did you install any optional fans on your haf 912? hows the overall airflow in your case?

you said you don't feel any airflow when you put your hand between the heatsink and the rear fan, that indicates poor airflow (at least around your cpu area). while gaming the situation would be even worse as the hot air from your pair of 570s rises pass your cpu heatsink, if the fan(s) on the heatsink isn't pushing the heat away effectively, then your cpu will suffer from high temps no doubt.

EDIT: i would also be interested to know what is the cpu temp when you turn on your pc with no apps other than windows running?
Edited by erik257 - 10/5/11 at 6:28am
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good to see the temps went down a bit at least, but 80 while playing any game is still way too much...

did you install any optional fans on your haf 912? hows the overall airflow in your case?

you said you don't feel any airflow when you put your hand between the heatsink and the rear fan, that indicates poor airflow (at least around your cpu area). while gaming the situation would be even worse as the hot air from your pair of 570s rises pass your cpu heatsink, if the fan(s) on the heatsink isn't pushing the heat away effectively, then your cpu will suffer from high temps no doubt.

EDIT: i would also be interested to know what is the cpu temp when you turn on your pc with no apps other than windows running?
It is between 53 and 58 celcius. Also, thanks a lot for helping me out. I very much appreciate it!

EDIT: I have mounted an other heatsink btw, not sure if you read that. It's the stock fan that comes with it. Still the same temperatures though...
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