My sabertooth z87 was doin fine. 30 degrees 37 tops on one core idle but usually 34 tops. At load was 66 degree at 4.9 Ghz. Now, after installing a new z97 deluxe asus, it's idle in high 30s low 40s, and mid 70s on load at 4.9. Also got a blue screen which I NEVER get on my sabertooth z87. Damnit guys. I thought that the 16 power phases would LOWER temperatures not raise them. Seems older tech is better. I DID apply paste MX-4 too early when re-building the pc. I should have applied that at the very last but I wasn't thinkin so the paste stood in the air on the cpu (line method) for a while (an hour or so) while I was connecting things and screwing things in. Could the paste have dried out while waiting to press the H100i onto it? Could that be why the high temps? or is the Deluxe simply not made for extreme overclocking like the z87 sabertooth is (3 years old btw under heavy 5.0 gaming use)?
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4/9/17 at 7:52pm