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I reinstalled my cpu cooler yesterday and my temps dropped 3 degrees Celsius . I used the thermal paste that came with my cpu cooler again I just used a lot less and I tightened the cpu cooler to my motherboard as much as I can . I still am not happy with my temps they are 62c to 72c on a not overclocked i7 4770k under full load . will using quality thermal paste improve my temps ? and how is cooler master thermal fusion 400 thermal paste ? my local tiger direct has it in stock
    
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4770K just runs hot.
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62C to 72C under what load? My 4670k at 4.4 doesn't get that hot under normal loads.
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62C to 72C under what load? My 4670k at 4.4 doesn't get that hot under normal loads.
under %100 load prime 95 and my temps are monitored by real temp 3.70
    
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The best past I have used is the GELID stuff. Worked better for me than Arctic SIlver. Only a few degrees though.

The tim job is usually a bigger factor than the Tim itself.
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

62C to 72C under what load? My 4670k at 4.4 doesn't get that hot under normal loads.
under %100 load prime 95 and my temps are monitored by real temp 3.70

Prime95 actually overvolts haswell chips by 0.1v. No games and almost no programs use the AVX2 instructions P95 does, I'd set your chip to use manual voltage or just run a different benchmark.
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