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Hello there i need some help with my rig , i keep getting 68c to 70c up on my i7 940 shouldn't temperatures be lower my heat sink is seated right and have some standard compound . Is there a better cooling solution or a heat sink you guys recommend i would like to buy.

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the h80 or h100 is a great cooling solution for cpus. they offer the same or better performance as high end air but not as large and are quieter
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what is the ambient temp in the room and what thermal paste did you use? also, how is your case air-flow?
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What are your ambient temps? I've been folding for a month and my 2600k hasn't gone over ~60C with the 212+. That was with only 2, 120mm fans in my HAF 912. I just added 4 more fans though and the CPU temp is still the same. The GPU and HDD are much happier though.

66 at 18% does seem pretty bad.
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the thermal paste i use was some cheap paste from radioshack but might go get some artic silver. Case cooling is ok i have one fan in the front and one rear and i dont know the ambient temperature but im nyc so its a little cold
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the h80 or h100 is a great cooling solution for cpus. they offer the same or better performance as high end air but not as large and are quieter
I Dislike suggesting the HXXX coolers. for the price they charge you can get better, much better. If your looking at the H80, get the D-14/Silver Arrow. Better cooling and alot less noise, alot less. If your looking at the H100 get a RASA kit, same price and much much better performance! HXX cooler's are so over rated it make's me sick some times. I also beg to differ about the noise to performance ratio on high end air vs the H coolers. point blank: Hxx coolers suck compaired to other options period.

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the thermal paste i use was some cheap paste from radioshack but might go get some artic silver. Case cooling is ok i have one fan in the front and one rear and i dont know the ambient temperature but im nyc so its a little cold
I would suggest staying away from Arctic Silver. It has a 200 hour cure time! and is conductive. There are better paste's for around the same price. I have used tons of diff TIM's(to many to list) and have fallen in love with ICDiamond. I use it on my current sig rig(CPU, NB,SB and GPU) with great results.

Your cooler is ok, can I ask what method you used to apply TIM? did you spread it? or go with the "pea" method? If you spread it I would suggest cleaning it off(I use rubbing alch or ligher fluid and coffe filters) and Applying just a dab of TIM(less is more).

Have you ran Prime95/IBT(intel burn test)? if so what where peak temps?
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I took a small amount of paste and rub it on my cpu , funny thing i had this Cooler for 2 years but 2 weeks ago my pc would just shut off with a thermal error ,so what i did was took it apart apply some new thermal paste and try to boot. But the same error occur and it wont boot , i started checking if the heat sink was touching the cpu and it wasn't . The reason was because the four screws from the heat sink were touching the cpu and not the cooper . So what i did was sand the screws until the heat sink made contact and it worked ,right know i wanna find out if my hs doesnt work or replace it.
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I took a small amount of paste and rub it on my cpu , funny thing i had this Cooler for 2 years but 2 weeks ago my pc would just shut off with a thermal error ,so what i did was took it apart apply some new thermal paste and try to boot. But the same error occur and it wont boot , i started checking if the heat sink was touching the cpu and it wasn't . The reason was because the four screws from the heat sink were touching the cpu and not the cooper . So what i did was sand the screws until the heat sink made contact and it worked ,right know i wanna find out if my hs doesnt work or replace it.
First, don't "spread" the TIM. You might trap air inbetween the TIM and CPU causing weird temps. Just a small dab of TIM in the center of the CPU and let the pressure from the mounting of the heatsink spread the TIM. If your not extremly experianced with TIM application you can apply TIM and install cooler, then uninstall cooler and look to see what kind of spread you had.

Coolers don't just randomly go bad I'm thinking that the TIM went bad(TIM can dry out) and your reapplication was not up to par.
have you cleaned out the dust from inbetween the fins of the heat sink?
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1366 are the hottest running chips..so..go big with your cooling..h100..full-blown water..ndh14..don't skimp..those things put off heat like a stove heating element..hyper n520..doesn't have enough metal to cool that chip IMO..just to make sure it's working right..feell your heatsink..if it's hot at the top..it's doing all it can and you need a bigger one..if it's not hot..you may have contact issues..1 more thing..Netburst powahh!
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1366 are the hottest running chips..so..go big with your cooling..h100..full-blown water..ndh14..don't skimp..those things put off heat like a stove heating element..hyper n520..doesn't have enough metal to cool that chip IMO..just to make sure it's working right..feell your heatsink..if it's hot at the top..it's doing all it can and you need a bigger one..if it's not hot..you may have contact issues..1 more thing..Netburst powahh!
Its not hot on the top at all only on the cooper contact
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