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Originally Posted by mablo View Post

So I caved in and bought a 212 EVO. Yay! ph34r-smiley.gif
I installed nice and fairly easy, with the help of some Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste.
But! headscratch.gif
I don't know if i applied it correctly. Or if it is enough. I mean, by reading all the threads around and posts in this thread my temps should be lower than what they are with the cooler.
From some experimenting last night, and after getting my processor to 4.2 Ghz (don't know yet how i did it exactly biggrin.gif), after an hour of Prime 95, my temps were around 60-63 over the cores. mad.gif How does that sound.
Also during just normal windows usage the temps jump around a lot between 30-40 range. Low 30s when I kill most processes and high 30s when browsing and listening to music and such.
I'm asking about the thermal paste also because 90% of the time Core 0 has the highest temp while Core 3 sits @ 3-4 degrees lower.
Advice? Ideas?

Your temps are perfectly fine and the variance between the cores are perfectly fine for an Intel CPU.
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Your temps are perfectly fine and the variance between the cores are perfectly fine for an Intel CPU.

For all CPU's actually.. Unless it's a single core! xD
 
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So if my temps are hotter than they should be, is there really anyway something that could be wrong that ISN'T that I failed w/ the thermal paste? lol

My stock 2600k runs at 32-34 idle, 40-44 normal load, and 58-60 at 100% load on prime95.

While not really dangerous, especially since it sits at 40-44 almost always, I think its horribly sup-bar for my CM hyper 212 plus. I redid the thermal paste once during initial installation, but it is my first time building my own rig. So any other causes or I just need to redo the thermal paste?
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So if my temps are hotter than they should be, is there really anyway something that could be wrong that ISN'T that I failed w/ the thermal paste? lol
My stock 2600k runs at 32-34 idle, 40-44 normal load, and 58-60 at 100% load on prime95.
While not really dangerous, especially since it sits at 40-44 almost always, I think its horribly sup-bar for my CM hyper 212 plus. I redid the thermal paste once during initial installation, but it is my first time building my own rig. So any other causes or I just need to redo the thermal paste?

Those temps are perfectly fine.
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So if my temps are hotter than they should be, is there really anyway something that could be wrong that ISN'T that I failed w/ the thermal paste? lol
My stock 2600k runs at 32-34 idle, 40-44 normal load, and 58-60 at 100% load on prime95.
While not really dangerous, especially since it sits at 40-44 almost always, I think its horribly sup-bar for my CM hyper 212 plus. I redid the thermal paste once during initial installation, but it is my first time building my own rig. So any other causes or I just need to redo the thermal paste?

how did you install the thermal paste? with the line on the heat pipe method, or with the dot in the middle method, or the spread method? because of the groves where the heat pipes meet the aluminum the dot method is the least effective of the ones i have mentioned and if you used it your temps should improve if you use the lines on the heat pipes method.thumb.gif
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Terito, just pop it off and check to see what the thermal paste look like and if it's not covering the cpu then be sure not to do it like before.

Not knowing the proper method for the CM 212, I initially used the dot method and core temps varied wildly; up to 8-10* if I recall correctly. When I removed the cooler I noticed the TP did not cover the cpu (see photos below).

After discovery the proper method to apply TP for these units, I spread the TP in between the grooves and then used 3 thin lines space as evenly as possible (most do 2, but I am not most). I am OC'd at 4.6ghz and 1.385v and idle temps are at about 35* but fluctuates as the cpu usage fluctuates, but the temps core to core are very consistent and tighter than before. To see the cpu usage while using Realtemps, you need to have the latest version 3.70 as it shows the load real time. Prime95 loads and I am at 70-71* and loose not 1 second of sleep because that is the worst case scenario (prime95 that is). I have not seen the temps go over 40-45* in normal day to day work or 65* during gaming or using other benchmarks (Heaven, 3DMark11, BM AC, Crysis 2, Cinema etc).

Remember: All systems are different and you need to know more data about an individual's system to determine why they get the temps they get. My temps may be a bit higher than others with the same OC because of my voltage, where someone may have the same overclock but a lower voltage and therefore lower temps. In other words, you need to get behind the numbers for those that claim "OC'd at 4.6ghz and my temps are 35* load" (just a random example).

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Thanks for the replies guys. So when I got home from work I decided to give the paste 1 more go. For those asking I had kinda done the spread method but made sure to do it on the sink and the CPU separately. So I had "decent" coverage buf probably still subpar.

So I get home, get all the paste off both parts, going to go with the line method (made the most sense given the architecture of the cm hyper 212 plus) and I get about 90% of the amount of paste I want on there and it stops, I've run out of the paste CM provides with the sink. *** really? Haha.

Conclusion: it was enough paste that it wouldn't harm the CPU so I still put it back on. Getting about 6 degrees on average cooler temps at all phases (idle, normal load, and prime95). So that was definitely the issue. A friend jus bought some MX 4 he's wiling to give me for free so I will probably do it again tomorrow hopefully the final time. It was nice to see the temps improve but my concern now is across the cores the temps are as much as 8 degrees different. I previously never saw more than a 3 degree spread. So I feel like that's probably caused by the uneven spread because I ran out. So 1 more go tomorrow morning after work and I think I'll be g2g. Maybe even lose another bit of heat when I get it installed the way I want smile.gif

But huge thanks to everyone here been helpful to have some ideas because as a first time pc builder it's nice to have some people to ask.
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I'm still waiting on my replacement parts that I put on order over 2 weeks ago now. Parts are scheduled to be delivered by UPS, we'll see. Screw broke off in the push-off screw. But I do own one... just haven't really got to use it...lol. I've been using the crappy Intel fan for the past 2 weeks which sucks because I hit temps of 80C on load.
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