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post #1 of 20
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I just got my new Intel build built and i'm not sure about these cpu temp readings...

specs:
mobo: p8z68-v pro (1101 bios)
cpu: 2500K
cpu cooler: hyper 212+ ( single stock fan)
case: nzxt phantom full tower ( two 200mm top fans, one 140mm front, two 120mm side, one 120 rear)
TIM: MX-4


the temp in bios is roughly 25C but HWmonpro and realtemp each say something different! Also, in cpu-z it says it's running at 3.7GHz but i don't have anything OC'ed and my system is totally idle(nothing on there but Windows). In BIOS i have AI OC turner set to XMP, that's about the only change i have made to BIOS!

This is my first Intel build so i'm not very familiar with Intel setups.Also, i used the 212+ suggested TIM application method( fill in cracks then 3 lines). I really don't want to have to re-seat the cooler! Is these temps normal? they seem a little high!

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Edited by ltg2227 - 12/18/11 at 7:36pm
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post #2 of 20
hi mate they are a little high and more so for stock try re-seating your hsf see how that goes and make sure all your voltages are set to there stock voltages if not set them manually !!!thumb.gif
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well i took off the HSF and this is what I see. Is this too much TIM?450
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Quote:
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well i took off the HSF and this is what I see. Is this too much TIM?450
450

IMO, too much tim.

We will get into a "this is how you do it" thread but just a small pea size in the middle of the cpu die will do it...

With TIM, less is more.
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Yes, I would say it's about 5x to much
 
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post #6 of 20
Put a bit on the 6 cracks on the heatsink and the use a credit card or something similar and wipe of as much as possible so there is only TIM in the cracks. Then put a very small dab about the size of a cooked grain of rice on your CPU(after cleaning it of course). Then put the heatsink on and give it a little twist back and forth and then screw it down.
 
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post #7 of 20
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Ok thanks! I was using this guide , but should I apply it the same way only with less TIM?
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post #8 of 20
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Ok thanks! I was using this guide , but should I apply it the same way only with less TIM?

As 6speed describes but with less TIM smile.gif
post #9 of 20
alot people say a pea size blob some even say smaller and some even say for small dots in each corner. problem is its not like a too little is better than too much or vice versa as too litle wont transfer enough heat from the cpu to the heat sink and too much will cause bubbles in the TIM cause less or problematic heat transfer to the heat sink.. its like an art to get the a pretty spot on amount. also it can come doen to the cooler too so i would do some research into the cooler itself.

anyway for a hyper 212+ i have heard about a pea size blob and cutting up an old bank card to fit in between the heat pipes and on the left and right sides is a good option. thumb.gif
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post #10 of 20
how they did it is ok, just how i said to put a bit in the cracks first, but when you put the TIM on you had to have put ALOT more then even in there pics. You had gobs coming out the side in your pics. Don't worry it took me a few tries before I got it right also. The time that worked the best for me I thought for sure it was going to be not enough at all but it worked perfect.
 
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