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post #1 of 10
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So here's is the deal my friends.

I am running a 2500k on an H70 (check out my sig for the rest)

I just recently in the last month changed cases (went from original case, to a new case, back to the original Storm Scout case) and installed a new Asus gtx570.

After install of everything, the exact same way I've always had it, aside from the new gpu, I went to OC, and my cpu was overheating immediately on very low voltage (1.35v)

YES I ALREADY TRIED RE-SEATING THE COOLER I've tried cleaning out the radiator, changing the fans on the radiator, I even tried changing to a different 4 pin fan input for the pump in case the original 4 pin wasn't working. I am also getting an RPM reading on the pump as well so the pump is fine.

NOW here is a catch but read everything before you judge: The very first time I installed the H70 over a year ago, I lost one of the screws to bolt it down, (so there is 3 screws, attaching it to the motherboard not 4) BUT That is how it has ALWAYS been and under load before at 4.7ghz @1.4v I wasn't going above 76c. Most of you will call this the problem, BUT I don't because I've gone so long with it like that with no issues! But now, on stock clock + v it soars above 80c on prime.

any other ideas on this subject?

Re-seat
four screws
fans and pump
clean radiator
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If the pump is working fine, the only other thing that comes to mind is the block not making full contact with the heatspreader. I understand that you've ran it with 3 screws just fine, but with it not bolted down properly, it might have bent/forced the other 3 overtime. I've had issues with a pentium D back in the day because of that.
I wouldn't dismiss it just yet, do you have the original cooler? If so you should try installing it, it won't be prime stable either so you'll need to watch your temps, but if the rate of the temperature rising is either the same or slower then with h70, you will know it's probably the h70's fault.
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You sound agitated sir,

Yeah, try what that DMHernandez said with the stock cooler.

Also, old heat sink paste, or paste that is too thick can cause problems.

I had a issue where a GPU overheated once (like 100C), and then never ever again would run cool. It would just idle at like 75-80C even though my cooler was working and seated properly, and the GPU was stable. I came to the conclusion it was permanently damaged. Perhaps it's possible something similar happened? Honestly, it the best guess i have. Damaged thermal diode? I guess hypothetically it's possible.
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You sound agitated sir,
Yeah, try what that DMHernandez said with the stock cooler.
Also, old heat sink paste, or paste that is too thick can cause problems.
I had a issue where a GPU overheated once (like 100C), and then never ever again would run cool. It would just idle at like 75-80C even though my cooler was working and seated properly, and the GPU was stable. I came to the conclusion it was permanently damaged. Perhaps it's possible something similar happened? Honestly, it the best guess i have. Damaged thermal diode? I guess hypothetically it's possible.

Haha yes I was quite angry when I wrote this because I spent my entire night ripping apart my rig and putting it back together. Plus I don't have money for a new cooler and i have no idea where I put the stock cooler to be completely honest lol. Maybe if I just blow on it, it will make it cooler?
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post #5 of 10
try pushing down on the heatsink while ur running prime95
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try pushing down on the heatsink while ur running prime95

This, infact loosen all screws and push with your hand and see if there is any difference
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post #7 of 10
If the temps jump up immediately upon running prime that rules out the radiator/fans. So either your pump is not pumping water very fast, ie would have to be very slow/defective, or you have bad contact with mount. If you pump is working fine, then something with mount, either pressure/tim/uneven contact, etc. And if using 3 screws, I would say you got lucky the first time, not so much the second.
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post #8 of 10

I really doubt the pump is working fine, just do an advanced RMA on the H70.

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I was thinking about doing this but i was afraid that I would stretch or break something.
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I don't think its the pump because I am still getting an RPM reading on the pump from the mobo. I think I am out of the RMA period because I have had it for a while (more than a year)
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