Originally Posted by Edkiefer
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% )
Didnt check the temps during the run, but my guess would 28-30c.
I know chips vary, but that only means that I have one of the worst chips in the world. It would suck if I could confirm that.
I checked the heatsink and it was pretty tight, any more would have put pressure on the motherboard. Fans are running at max rpm and the amount of TIM looked about right to my eyes.
I ran prime95 again today. The temps were fine for almost about an hour (~65c) but then it went above 70c on all cores. The second core even hit 78c this time.
I even opened up the case to make sure that it wasnt lack of airflow causing the overheating, but that only showed a drop by one single degree and that could have been due to many other factors.
4.2GHz would mean only 300MHz above my Turbo clocks. That wouldnt make too much of a difference and isnt worth all the hassle in my opinion.
Didnt get the part about the radiator having an efficiency of 70%. Could you please explain it a little further?
Thanks a lot!
Originally Posted by justanoldman
I think your H100i questions got answered in the Hydro thread from what I could see. I used that cooler for a while, and I recommend it for people who don’t have any intention of expanding the loop or modifying it – otherwise I would go with the H220 instead.
Let us know if you can control the fans with the other CHA headers. As for your fan controller, sorry I can’t answer that, but testing it is probably your best way to know. Isopropyl alcohol, with 90% or higher, and q-tips is what I use to remove most TIMs. Any clean, lint free tissue or paper towel helps to get the majority of it first before the careful cleaning.
Since your room temps are about 10c higher than most of us, you have to be careful when comparing them. Even with that your temps do seem high. The thing to keep in mind is that computer building is a hobby, and you will spend a ridiculous amount of time with the learning curve. So while it can be frustrating you have to remember that you are learning a lot and can use all that info for your next 10 builds.
Otherwise you would just pay up and have someone build the rig for you. It can take 10 different times testing TIM application and cooler mounts to get the right one, that is just part of the “fun” of building and ocing. TIM application is something we all have to learn through experience and testing.
How old is your chip and what is the return policy with the store? You could go try to exchange it and see if the new chip has different temps. I know my two chips had about 10c difference in temps pre delid. I would say one chip had better than average temps and the other worse than average pre delid, and thus the 10c difference. If you got a bad temp chip (just luck of the draw) plus 10c high room temps then you are already 15c higher than many people here.
I realized after posting that question here that it would be better answered in that thread. So I posted there. And I dont plan on water-cooling anything (dont see the need yet) so an H100i will do fine for me. Unless there is something that performs better?
About cleaning the previous TIM, I cleaned it with a tissue paper and nothing else. The CPU was cleaned well enough but there were stains on the heatsink that could not be removed and I did not use any liquid to try and remove it. Could this result in overheating?
This is the first time I have actually taken an attempt to overclocking a CPU. Guess I shouldnt have expected to get results at such a short notice with such limited amount of knowledge.
My chip is like a month old (considering the date of purchase) but there is no return policy. They've provided a three year warranty for the chip but even then they'd harass me a lot to give me another chip, if they actually agree to give me another that is. They were already running low on 3770Ks at the time of purchase.
Okay so I have:
i) Reapplied TIM
ii) Reseated the heatsink
iii) Ensured airflow
and the results are still the same. Is there anything else left to do?
Thanks a lot!