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Rig:
CPU: i5-4670k (no OC yet, need help with this)
CPU COOLER: Cooler Master 212+ with AS5 (used the straight line method in the middle, placed cooler, and tightened)
MOBO: BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z87X 3D LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: G Skill Ripjaws X 2133mhz (set XMP Profile 1 in Bios, working fine)
Case: Antec 902

Room temperature is around 76 F.
Case is in a poorly ventilated enclosure (desk cabinet; door shut, but back is cut open for cables and exhaust.

Using Speccy, I noticed my processor is idling at ~35-36 degrees celsius. Is this normal?

I noticed if I can turn the heatsink slightly if I apply light to moderate pressure. Almost like pivoting very slightly. Is it too loose? Not installed correctly?

Any help would be great. Thanks
post #2 of 6
Ivy and Haswell both run hotter than Sandy Bridge due to the manufacturing change in how they interface the IHS to the cpu core.

In a poorly ventilated enclosure I don't think your temperatures are that abnormal. While ambient air temp around the case is important, remember that ambient air temp inside the case is likely much higher, especially considering the additional confinement of your case inside a drawer or closed cabinet.

The 212 is a fine budget cpu cooler, but it is only going to be as effective as the air temp. around it allows it to be.

To see how much impact your current situation is causing, pull the PC out of the desk or cabinet, pull the side panel and then fire the PC up and recheck your temps. I'll bet they come down to the lower 30s.

If you have a side panel fan blowing cool air into the case you can skip removing the side panel.
Edited by wevsspot - 9/16/13 at 9:08am
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Thanks, Repped.
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There are plenty of folks "delidding" their Ivybridge and Haswell processors in an attempt to lower core temperatures. Results have ranged from not worth the trouble to significant improvements.

You can find more information here at OCN or on the web. The procedure involves minor risk and there are two different methods that I'm aware of.
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Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Originally Posted by wevsspot View Post

There are plenty of folks "delidding" their Ivybridge and Haswell processors in an attempt to lower core temperatures. Results have ranged from not worth the trouble to significant improvements.

You can find more information here at OCN or on the web. The procedure involves minor risk and there are two different methods that I'm aware of.

Way more effort and time than I need for my gaming. Thank you for the information tho.

Now, just need to find out how to OC on my mobo.
post #6 of 6
All of your overclocking parameters will be found in the "O.N.E." section of your BIOS setup page.

Boot into your BIOS and on the bottom of the page you'll see;

Main / Advanced / Chipset / Boot / Security / O.N.E / Save & Exit

Click on the O.N.E. icon and it will open up your overclocking menu.

But before you go fiddling around in the BIOS, have a read of SIN's Z87/Haswell Overclocking Guide right here at OCN;

http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-haswell-overclocking-oc-guide
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial C300 128Gb x2 RAID0  SK Hynix SH910 128Gb x2 RAID0 Western Digital Black Edition 1Tb Western Digital Black Edition 640Gb 
Optical DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Asus DVD / Bluray LG Bluray / Burner Custom H20 - Swiftech, XSPC Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer P243Waid Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair HX1000 Corsair C70 White Edition 
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