Originally Posted by ahnafakeef
TD said earlier that not even stock coolers on stock clocks get temps as high as 75c. This is what bothers me. Why are my temps worse than that of the stock cooler's?
Limiting my overclocks is one thing, and not letting me overclock at all is another. My temps cant be that bad, right? Even so, arent people in hotter places overclocking their CPUs?
I didnt check if the TIM spread out good or not, but there was a lot of twisting and turning the heatsink when properly setting it on to the CPU so I guess it spread out pretty well.
This is getting very, very frustrating. If I cant fix it soon, I'll probably break and go a buy an H100i or something. [How long does the default TIM on the H100i last btw? Would help making the decision easier.]
Thanks a lot!
I disagree , if your room temp is like 30c I am betting the stock cooler be 85c or around .every deg of c going up is going to increase about 1.4-1.5 on results .
So lets see I am at 23c with max temp of say 60c , your at 30c (7c higher) at 75c . 7x 1.5 =10c . add 10c =60 =70c .so your little higher .
what was your room temps during that test ?
Just remember you can't directly compare temps with me or others as there are differences between every chip . can be voltage changes and heat-spreader issues that can change temps a lot .
All you can do is make sure HS is seated right with correct amount of compound and fans working right ,proper flow an rpm .
check this link on temps
I think you could OC to like 4.1-4.2 and be around low 80's now .
water would improve but your still running higher room temps there is a efficiency % that a radiator can only give (I think its about 70% )Edited by Edkiefer - 5/12/13 at 11:50am