Originally Posted by ciarlatano
The temp drops 4-5C, or the R1 tests 4-5C better than the 212?
Either way, you should be seeing a bigger difference than that. I'm assuming you checked to make sure the cooler isn't touching any other components. Also, you should have seen a couple of degrees difference when switching TIMs, with the MX-4 being better. I'm almost wondering if you have a bad TIM layer between the chip and IHS. That would cause similar temps with almost any cooler you throw on it simply because the heat wouldn't be getting to the cooler properly.
I think that's the problem, the TIM intel uses.
I just tested everything, 2 SP fans intake, 2 AF exhaust, close case, open case, the R1 vertical and horizontal, all the TIMs i have and i get almost the same results. After installing the R1 like 10 times i'm 100% sure i'm doing it right so that's not the problem for sure.
I also checked the contact between IHS and cooler is perfect.
So, if i was getting around 77ºc with the 212 and now, with the R1 open case, the best i can get is 71º i think either the internal TIM is a piece of ***** or the R1 completely sucks.