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my friend has a new build, it's an i5 2500k / askrock extreme 3 z77 / stock cooler

at idle it's 38c and is clocked at 1.6ghz, whenever prime95 is ran, it goes back up to 3.3ghz and quickly hits 97c and idles itself back down, i reseated the cooler many times and it has some crappy thermal paste from radioshack that is silicon based, but i wouldn't think that would be causing these near maximum temps.
post #2 of 23
Check your power management and see which power setting his computer is currently set to. Sounds like it's on either Balanced or Power Saving if you're curious about the speed drop.

As for the cooler is the fan on? I made a really bad mistake with my friend's cooler by forgetting to plug the fan in so he was complaining about his computer randomly restarting when he starts up a game tongue.gif
Edited by Kiros - 5/29/13 at 9:45pm
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Sounds like your cooler isn't making good contact with the CPU. You're sure it's tightened correctly? There's no way it could be the thermal paste, even if it isn't the greatest.
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http://www.nteinc.com/specs/300to399/pdf/nte303a.pdf

I assume it is this TIM? I just looked on the radioshack site and this one seems similar to the one you describe.
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Good Thermal Performance (0.80W/m°k)
Yeah no. That's not good thermal performance at all. Just get another paste. If you want you can get AS5 although I do not like to use it because of the 200 hours set-in time.
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http://www.nteinc.com/specs/300to399/pdf/nte303a.pdf

I assume it is this TIM? I just looked on the radioshack site and this one seems similar to the one you describe.
Yeah no. That's not good thermal performance at all. Just get another paste. If you want you can get AS5 although I do not like to use it because of the 200 hours set-in time.

Yes, it sucks, but even just the cooler seated on the cpu with no paste shouldn't be enough for it to get to 97 at stock speeds near instantly like he describes.
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post #6 of 23
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Can some post a link to a video of installing an intel cooler properly, I'm sure it's right but wanna make sure, and people say the intel fan is LOUD this one is to quiet and I don't believe it speeds up when temps go up. But on prime95 my temp goes from 36, to 95c in about 4 seconds
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by rockgod213 View Post

Yes, it sucks, but even just the cooler seated on the cpu with no paste shouldn't be enough for it to get to 97 at stock speeds near instantly like he describes.
It's instantly 95-97, like 4 seconds flat, if you wanna help we can do team viewer and you can watch I'd love to get this fixed
post #8 of 23
Not too familiar with how to install the stock cooler as I've never used one, but here's a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34frh-HYceM

Take off the cooler and make sure the paste has spread around evenly. If it hasn't, that's a sure sign the CPU is making little to no contact. I can do teamviewer if you want. I have no camera but I can see what you're doing at least and help you out.
Edited by rockgod213 - 5/29/13 at 9:52pm
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post #9 of 23
You can direct yourself with the instruction manual that is given with the CPU. It shows how to properly mount the CPU heatsink. I refer to it myself all the time as I always mess it up lol.
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post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by iEATu View Post

You can direct yourself with the instruction manual that is given with the CPU. It shows how to properly mount the CPU heatsink. I refer to it myself all the time as I always mess it up lol.

reseated cooler, same results, i honestly don't know if it's the thermal compound or not, really weird for that to be making it go to this high, i understand a few degree's but almost 100?

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