Originally Posted by Emmanuel
A year ago I built my sig rig and noticed the CPU was running hot even at idle. Then I learned about rotating the block 90 degrees but that barely made any difference. I never had time to look more into it except that now with the heat of the summer it becomes annoying having my CPU hit 80C when playing BF3, turns my room into a sauna.
It's about 75F at my house right now and my hottest core is at 45C and the CPU package at 53C. My CPU usage spikes up to 10% occasionally and that brings up the hottest core to 60C. The vCore is at 1.294v constant.
Any ideas? I'm wondering if I have a defective block or if there's something up with the CPU. Unless the block or CPU heatsink have a shape anomaly (concave), I'm pretty sure there's good contact between the two.
I know these temperatures are too high because I previously had a 6-core Intel 980X and later a 6 core Xeon in my previous LGA1366 build, running at 1.4v and 4.5GHz and the temperatures were much lower.
Try the following
1, Check the plastic cover is off the base of all blocks.
2. Drain the loop
3. Remove and fill Rads with vinegar and hot water
4. Leave soak for a few hours
5. Drain and flush several times with distilled water.
6. Re assemble and bleed all the air out.
7. Use good thermal paste on the cpu (i use gelid gx extreme) and apply about 2 uncooked rice grain sizes in the middle of the chip horizontally
8. do up cpu block in a star pattern
I had issue with flux in my alphacool rads.
I have a 5820k @ 4.5 ~ 1.32v and a 360x60 + 120x30mm rad and my idle temps are low 20's, high 10's with load temps under 60 degrees on all 6 cores. so something definately isnt right.