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Hello everyone,

Here are the specs:
  1. Intel i7 4970k
  2. Asus Rampage 7
  3. Intel Stock fan cooling

I initially purchased a Swiftech 240X to use as the cooler, however the unit needs to be replaced. So I went with the stock fan. At first, the idle temps were near 90C! I applied after market thermal paste and re-seated the stock fan. Now, mild cpu usage (watching netflix while browsing) will cause the CPU to go over 80C.

I'm working on resolving the Swiftech240x issue, however, my temps are so high and temperamental that I'm beginning to think I just got a hot CPU.

Has anyone had similar experiences?

Daniel
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post #2 of 25
I forgot what setting needs to be disabled in the ASUS bios menu but that's what causing it to spike up that high. I had similar problems with my ASUS Impact VII and I had my CPU RMA'd. Turns out its a setting that needs to be disabled. I can't remember what, but its on the forums somewhere. I'll have to chime in when I come across it again.

EDIT: Clear your CMOS and see if that changes your temps. And see if disabling HT will affect your temps. And see if your heatsink is fully seated against the cpu biggrin.gif
Edited by dejahboi - 5/17/15 at 8:39pm
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post #3 of 25
I disable the q-fan controls in the bios of my asus board, otherwise it runs my cpu fan to slow.
most likely will be called something else in your bios, but the settings for mine are quiet, standard, and performance, none of them will run my cpu fan at the speed I like, and with you using the stock cooler right now you should disable all fan controls in the bios.
Edited by jlhawn - 5/17/15 at 8:41pm
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What voltage are you running? Sounds like auto voltage has it running way to high and your over-volting for your stock cooler.
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Originally Posted by ShortySmalls View Post

What voltage are you running? Sounds like auto voltage has it running way to high and your over-volting for your stock cooler.

You may be on to something.

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Seems obvious I know....but did you make certain that the black push pins are ALL the way pressed in on the stock heatsink? I've seen this before. Sometimes depending on the mobo, they don't go in easily and you really have to press down on the mobo until you hear the audible click. It's scary and sometimes people don't press them in all the way because of this - thus there is a space between the heatsink and the die. Which equals = HEAT!!

Secondly, did you make sure the fan is spinning on the heatsink?

With a simple Corsair H80i and MX-4 thermal paste, my i7 4790k is currently idling at 21/23/23/22 (C).

The i7 4790k idles super cool, and it only heats up under heavy load. If you are running hot doing nothing you need to slow down and start going through things one by one.

Yes it is possible that you got a lemon CPU... but this is rare. And yes it could be a voltage setting or something similar in the mobo's BIOS.

Let us know how it works out. That DC proc is awesome! Get that Swiftech 240X mounted on that puppy!thumb.gif
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Disabled turbo mode and other similar "processor enhancing" software in the bios. Idle at 57C. Still not great. I'm waiting to re-learn overclocking and do a full tune up once my new AIO water cooler gets here. Hence my frustration with Swiftech.
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Seems obvious I know....but did you make certain that the black push pins are ALL the way pressed in on the stock heatsink? I've seen this before. Sometimes depending on the mobo, they don't go in easily and you really have to press down on the mobo until you hear the audible click. It's scary and sometimes people don't press them in all the way because of this - thus there is a space between the heatsink and the die. Which equals = HEAT!!

Secondly, did you make sure the fan is spinning on the heatsink?

With a simple Corsair H80i and MX-4 thermal paste, my i7 4790k is currently idling at 21/23/23/22 (C).

The i7 4790k idles super cool, and it only heats up under heavy load. If you are running hot doing nothing you need to slow down and start going through things one by one.

Yes it is possible that you got a lemon CPU... but this is rare. And yes it could be a voltage setting or something similar in the mobo's BIOS.

Let us know how it works out. That DC proc is awesome! Get that Swiftech 240X mounted on that puppy!thumb.gif

We have similar builds. I too have a Corsair Air 540.
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Originally Posted by hapkiman View Post

Seems obvious I know....but did you make certain that the black push pins are ALL the way pressed in on the stock heatsink? I've seen this before. Sometimes depending on the mobo, they don't go in easily and you really have to press down on the mobo until you hear the audible click. It's scary and sometimes people don't press them in all the way because of this - thus there is a space between the heatsink and the die. Which equals = HEAT!!

Secondly, did you make sure the fan is spinning on the heatsink?

With a simple Corsair H80i and MX-4 thermal paste, my i7 4790k is currently idling at 21/23/23/22 (C).

The i7 4790k idles super cool, and it only heats up under heavy load. If you are running hot doing nothing you need to slow down and start going through things one by one.

Yes it is possible that you got a lemon CPU... but this is rare. And yes it could be a voltage setting or something similar in the mobo's BIOS.

Let us know how it works out. That DC proc is awesome! Get that Swiftech 240X mounted on that puppy!thumb.gif

With regards to seating the heatsink, I pressed down with a bit of firmness and something seemed to click into place. Not sure how much harder than that I should go.
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Quote:
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Idle at 57C. Still not great.

idle at 57C in windows even though it's clocked down to 800mhz?

If so it's not installed properly.
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