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Guess I wasn't really paying attention to this box that much, but it's my day to day box. I just took off the heatsink (stock) to see if there was a problem, and basically no thermal paste...

Idle temps are in the 90s... yes, 90s.

I may or may not upgrade to a 2500k/2600k soon, but in the meantime, if I do plan on upgrading and sticking to air - what should I get (I'm ordering tonight). Considering the CM Evo+ or even the Noctua...

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System:
  • Mobo: EVGA P55 SLI 132-LF-E655-KR
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield
  • RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB)

edit: seems the CM Hyper Evo will fit on both 1156 and 1155. So, done. Purchased. And AS5.
Edited by KoSoVaR - 12/28/11 at 9:53pm
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when you removed the heat sink did you clean the chip and reapply new tim?
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when you removed the heat sink did you clean the chip and reapply new tim?

Don't have any left... which is why I'm going to order a third party cooler and paste. Unfortunately I'm stuck in this pickle. For now, the computer is off.. using my laptop.
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very good idea. One the cooler are you going liquid or air?
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very good idea. One the cooler are you going liquid or air?

Definitely air. Leaning more towards CM Hyper+ now...

It basically hits 99-100C on load and throttles down to 500mhz. I reseated the heatsink and still the same result. No thermal paste at home so I'll just wait it out.

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Trying to figure out if I should get the Hyper+ or the Evo, not even sure if they're the same thing.. and which will I be able to use when I upgrade to the sandy bridge, or are the brackets universal. Research research
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