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Right so I built my custom rig a few weeks ago and my friend suggested that today that I run Prime95 for a few hours to make sure there's no issues.

So I start the stress test and over ten seconds in I stop the stress test cause temps reach 100 degrees Celsius (according to RealTemp), and that's with my case fans running at max! I know when I play Dead Island that temps go up to 75 Celsius which I figured was normal, but it seems when pushed to the limit I get a serious overheating issue. The only thing I could think of is that when installing the Intel stock cooler on my 2600K, I took it off once to inspect the thermal grease, then re-seated it.

Any suggestions would be welcome.
post #2 of 35
It's the stock cooler.

Stock cooler sucks.

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It's the stock cooler.

Stock cooler sucks.

Pretty much. Get like an H212+ if you're on a tight budget, or something like a D14 or one of the Corsair units if you're not.
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Did you use thermal compound? If you did, try reseating the cooler or get a better one.
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add/put an exhaust fan,
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So you're saying that I shouldn't be stress testing on a stock cooler?
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No, we're saying you shouldn't be using a stock cooler, lol.
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No, we're saying you shouldn't be using a stock cooler, lol.
Indeed! I don't even use the stock cooler when I'm building a machine that won't be OC'd.
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post #9 of 35
If you are not overclocked, then 100C is not acceptable on the stock cooler. There is something wrong. Bad seat it seems. Or TIM.
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post #10 of 35
I can't recall the last time I used one. They're just so weak it's not even funny.

Oh, wait, I can. It was on a C2Q rig, 9650, stock. Wanted to get it running, but the idiotic push-pin design kept failing and popping out. It idled at like...90C. Didn't run it for very long, lol.

Also, if you take it off after having applied the thermal paste, you need to put new paste on. It's ruined after it's unseated.
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