Originally Posted by AppJak
Do you think switching to the Hyper 212 Evo will improve it?
no it wont help. even if it did, it would only help alittle.
the problem is NOT in the cooler you use. the problem is the chip itself. let me put it this way. if you take a soldering iron and dip the hot tip of it into a cup of water to cool it down vs dipping it into a lake full of water to cool it down has the exact same effect. it's not the ability of the cooler that is the issue. it's the concentrated heat and the ability to transfer that heat to the cooler that is the issue.
in older generation chips where the IHS(integrated heat spreader) are soldered onto the chip, heat transfer is FINE. but with ivybridge/haswell/22nm generation chip, they used thermal paste as TIM between the chip and the IHS and THAT
is the problem.
the paste they used is not of sufficient quality by OCN standards
it works fine for normal web browsing / microsoft word ect... but when you put HEAVY loads on the chip it gets warm. to a normal DELL user who has no idea how to even check their temps, it's not a problem... unfortunately people here at OCN KNOWS about speedfan / realtemp and prime95 / IBT
we KNOW how to push our systems and we know what is considered good temps.
THAT is the actual problem really. we know too much for our own good
if we didn't know about thermal throttle and stuff like that, we would be totally oblivious to the TIM issue involved and just think the machine is working fine just like any other dell/hp/gateway user out there
but unfortunately we know about these things and we start worrying that our chip is not giving everything its got and it bugs us