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Intel Core i7 3770K and Corsair H100 running too hot?

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Hello!

I recently just built this brand new gaming rig to replace my old one. This time I went with the Ivy Bridge Core i7 3770K and the Corsair H100 (again).

I think I may be experiencing some issues where it's getting too hot. Although, I may be wrong. If I am, I'd like to know so as well.

When I run the CPU at the stock 3.5GHz, my temps right now just with Google Chrome and HWMonitor open range from 42C to 53C on average. When I overclock to 4GHz, it ranges from 47C to 63C on average! To me, these temps sound really hot..

I have not tested Prime95 yet, but I will post Prime95 results in just a little while. but while I'm getting that, do these temps sound too hot for what's happening on the system? I made sure that the H100 unit was seated perfectly (took a lot of time doing it too).

Thank you all very much, and I appreciate it.

Specs:

- Intel Core i7 3770K (3.5GHz and 4GHz)
- GTX 680
- Corsair H100
- Corsair HX 750 PSU
- Corsair 8GB DDR3 RAM
- MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard


post #2 of 35
That sounds high. The only thing you can do to really check it, is take off the pump and look at the "fingerprint" that the TIM left on the cold plate and on top of your IHS. Does it look even, did it make good contact, etc.? But you have to have enough extra TIM around to clean off both surfaces and try again. In my experience it takes several (or more than several) attempts to find just the right orientation of your cooler and just the right amount of TIM to get the best results.
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Do the 6xx GTX cards run hot? That GPU looks strangely high in temps; at least it would for any AMD outside of Furmark. What's the ambient temp like?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Strileckifunk View Post

Do the 6xx GTX cards run hot? That GPU looks strangely high in temps; at least it would for any AMD outside of Furmark. What's the ambient temp like?
You are right, I didn't look at his GPU temps, definitely too high. My 670 at idle is more like 30c.
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Try doing a reseat. I get about mid 40s to low 50s under load at stock. Do low to mid 70s at my current clock under prime95.
 
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post #6 of 35
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Here is my Prime95 results after running it for about 90 minutes at 3.5GHz:



I have the Corsair 800D case, so there is no fan directly next to the GPU because it's just the glass plate on the side of the case. Any way I can cool them even with this case?

How do I find the ambient temps?
post #7 of 35
mmh with my 3770k at 4.5ghz/1.24V and h100 with p/p, at 100% load around 40-45*C, idle 10-15*C


Edited by king8654 - 2/9/13 at 7:48pm
     
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post #8 of 35
I think you don't have a good seat on your cooler. Also, what card do you have? Does it exhaust into the case or out the back?
 
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post #9 of 35
Is it generally hot where you live? Ambient temps are just the room temps outside of the case. You'd just use a thermometer for that.

It's odd that your 680 is running at 79 deg, I only see those temps in fur mark, and that's with two sandwiched together.

Are the temps you posted from Idle (sitting roughly 10-15 min with no activity)?

OT:
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Originally Posted by king8654 View Post

mmh with my 3770k at 4.5ghz/1.24V and h100 with p/p, at 100% load around 40-45*C, idle 10-15*C



Do you live in a freezer???? How are you getting those temps with just an H100...
post #10 of 35
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I have an EVGA GeForce GTX 680 (2GB DDR5 VRAM), and with the Corsair 800D case, it pushes air into the case through the back, and pushes the air out of the top of the case. The radiator for the H100 is on top of the fans pushing the air out of the top.

The first picture I posted is from idle, around 10 minutes of just sitting there with HWMonitor and Google Chrome open. The second picture is after about 90 minutes of Prime95 testing.

I don't have a thermometer in here, but it is fairly warm in this room. Around 75F I think.
Edited by TSBroich - 2/9/13 at 8:09pm
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