Originally Posted by ezveedub
I think that's a bit warm IMO. What TIM did you use and how many turns on the mounting thumbscrews for the RASA CPU block? I believe it should be more in the high 50s to low 60s for a CPU only loop.
I used MX-4.
Honestly, I agree with you, but my CPU has always ran a fair bit hotter than others, I believe it's because the center of the CPU's heat spread may be a bit higher than the rest, based on the way the TIM spreads, so kind of like a microscopic hill in the center of my CPU, meaning less contact with the cores or something. I'd lap it, but I don't want to void my warranty. No matter what I've done, I always get higher temps than most other people at same clocks and voltages.
I tightened the block down as tight as I could with my hands without forcing it after screwing in the the bolts/screws with a screwdriver initially, it's on nice and tight as it should be.