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So, I'm running an 8800GTS and e2160 through a PA160 radiator. I have a Swiftech MCP655 pump, and my other specs are in my signature. My CPU hits 63 degrees under ORTHOS, which sucks, but what confuses me is that my GPU never goes above 50, even under FurMark, and my water isn't hot or anything. My CPU being so hot suggests that my radiator is sadly lacking, but if that were the case, I would expect my GPU and water to be getting hot too. Since they're staying cool, I suspect that I have too much TIM on my CPU, and that it's interfering with the heat transfer. My CPU idles at 28 degrees, and sits at about 40-45 degrees on 3dMark or Warhammer Online.

I have two days set aside for myself this weekend, so I finally have the time to deal with this. Is my problem an undersized radiator (I'm planning on getting a 240 later as well, but that's later, when I have money again), or am I right in thinking that reseating should sort things out?
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you can try reseating, but I think the bigger rad would help you out more.
    
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Freezer compressors are not designed for 24/7 use.
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Wrong thread. You want this one.
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What fan are you using? My guess is that it's the rad TBH. I used to have an E4300 and E4500. Those suckers run hot, especially the M0 steppings.
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I've had a Scythe Ultra Kaze high speed, a Scythe S-Flex high-speed, and the Coolermaster stock case fan. The S-Flex and stock fans had similar temperatures, and the Kaze was only a few degrees lower. And a lot louder.
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Wrong thread. You want this one.
How the hell did this post end up in here? lmao. Thanks for the heads up, +rep
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