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What is your room temp? Would you say you have really good case cooling with lots of fans, or not?

Room temp is 24-25 C. Since I have a small case, there's only one exhaust fan (bitfenix spectre I think). The PSU is in its own compartment so shouldn't be dumping any heat into the case. The fans on the radiator and the chassis are oriented to blow air out of the case.
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The radiator exhaust feels like a very gentle cool breeze while the case fan is a bit warmer and a stronger breeze. Is that normal? Maybe all the air should be moving through the radiator so should I flip the case fan so it intakes air?
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Based on that ambient and a case without good air flow, as well as blowing hotter case air through the rad I would say your temps are reasonable. Not great, but not showing anything is wrong for sure either. Everyone’s rig is different, and every Ivy chip is different, especially before delidding so asking for “normal” is hard.

That TIM you used is ok. It took me all afternoon one Saturday to find the perfect amount of TIM and orientation for my H100i. It is very easy to put too much or too little TIM on the IHS when mounting the cooler. You also have to make sure to clean up all surfaces with 90%+ isopropyl alcohol each time you pull the cooler off.

I would clean everything up, apply the TIM (usually a small dot, or very thin line in the middle) then mount the cooler, test temps, then pull it apart and take pics to see how well the TIM spread. If your mobo allows room, you have the option of turning the H100i pump 45 degrees and mounting it that way. Sometimes that helps.

You don’t want more air coming into the case with it set up that way. You can get better temps by pushing cold outside air through the rad into the case, then using other fans as exhaust, but this usually only helps by a couple c. Finding the perfect amount of TIM, and possibly rotating the cooler a quarter turn will help more.
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I don't know about the case having poor airflow, seems fine to me. I applied the TIM as well as I could and there were no improvements in temps. I got my cpu up to 4.8 GHz on 1.296 V at 85C max, 82C avg, and that seems acceptable to me.

I don't know why I would rotate the CPU block 45 degrees either, isn't that diagonal to the CPU socket? The sides would hit my RAM anyway if I were to do that.
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louis is your cpu delidded?
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I don't know about the case having poor airflow, seems fine to me. I applied the TIM as well as I could and there were no improvements in temps. I got my cpu up to 4.8 GHz on 1.296 V at 85C max, 82C avg, and that seems acceptable to me.

I don't know why I would rotate the CPU block 45 degrees either, isn't that diagonal to the CPU socket? The sides would hit my RAM anyway if I were to do that.
There are people that benefit from rotating their cold plate one turn. This is because IHS are made to concave and cold plates are made to be convex, but not all IHS are the same – they can vary quite a bit. Turning it is just something people try to see if it helps, I know it did with my H100i. However, as I posted, you can only do that if your mobo allows you to try, some do, some don’t.

Didn’t mean to say really bad air flow, just saying you don’t have a big open case with a bunch of fans like some people, and thus will have slightly higher temps.

Being stable at 4.8 under 1.3 is really good, there are not many Ivy chips that can do that. As I posted, your temps are not really bad or really good, I would say they are better than one of my 3770k and worse than the other pre-delid.
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louis is your cpu delidded?

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There are people that benefit from rotating their cold plate one turn. This is because IHS are made to concave and cold plates are made to be convex, but not all IHS are the same – they can vary quite a bit. Turning it is just something people try to see if it helps, I know it did with my H100i. However, as I posted, you can only do that if your mobo allows you to try, some do, some don’t.

Didn’t mean to say really bad air flow, just saying you don’t have a big open case with a bunch of fans like some people, and thus will have slightly higher temps.

Being stable at 4.8 under 1.3 is really good, there are not many Ivy chips that can do that. As I posted, your temps are not really bad or really good, I would say they are better than one of my 3770k and worse than the other pre-delid.

I'll try testing that out if I delid my CPU because it seems very time consuming. Maybe when the winter comes back around and I need more heat.

What's the typical voltage required to get 5 GHz on a delidded CPU?
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No.
I'll try testing that out if I delid my CPU because it seems very time consuming. Maybe when the winter comes back around and I need more heat.

What's the typical voltage required to get 5 GHz on a delidded CPU?
Voltage doesn’t change when you delid (not usually anyway, and if it does it is small), it just lowers your temps by 15 to 20c or so. That allows you to go higher with your oc and use a little more voltage because you are not limited by temps. The Ivy Stable Club link in my sig shows you what people needed to get various multipliers stable. Most people can’t do 5.0, and if they can it is usually above 1.4v.
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I didnt think it would be good to start a new thread since this thread is essentially the same thing as I am asking but I am trying to just do a mild overclock as I am the ultimate noob and still learning but I OC'd it to 4GHZ with the same setup as the OP (i7-3770k and and an H100i) and I am avg 90-97 degrees running prime 95. I uploaded a screenshot of whats going on and I know I am away from the TJ max but to me thats a little close IMO, correct me if I am wrong, for a mild over clock.

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I didnt think it would be good to start a new thread since this thread is essentially the same thing as I am asking but I am trying to just do a mild overclock as I am the ultimate noob and still learning but I OC'd it to 4GHZ with the same setup as the OP (i7-3770k and and an H100i) and I am avg 90-97 degrees running prime 95. I uploaded a screenshot of whats going on and I know I am away from the TJ max but to me thats a little close IMO, correct me if I am wrong, for a mild over clock.

That's definitely very bad. You should be trying to stay under 80C. What is your Voltage, we can't tell from the blurry screenshot. It's probably something wrong with the way you mounted the cpu block or a bad application of thermal paste.
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