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Originally Posted by Snypa View Post
Doesn't seem right that the temps should get that high at stock settings
No it doesn't. I'd question your mounting.
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post #12 of 102
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Originally Posted by Snypa View Post
haha your right (I'm a intel noob), but yea, I would expect the stock cooler not to let it overheat when its being used thought. Doesn't seem right that the temps should get that high at stock settings
What is your ambient room temp? Case cable management good? How much thermal paste did you apply? (you only need a rice grain size, putting too much on is counter-productive)
post #13 of 102
it has to be either your mounting or your sensors try using a different monitoring program
post #14 of 102
Certainly sounds like improper heatsink seating/inadequate thermal paste spreading. Give us a photo of what the thermal paste looks like when you remove the heatsink. You may be using too little thermal paste or not pushing those horrible pins in right; they're quite horrible. You should grab an aftermarket cooler. The cheapest, awesome cooler you can buy is a Cooler Master 212+, they go for $25 in the US.

What program are you using for the temperatures? Try different ones. CoreTemp and Everest are good.
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post #15 of 102
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What is your ambient room temp? Case cable management good?
This.

If it's 100F in your room, you can't expect good temps. If your case has terrible airflow, temps will continuously climb.
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post #16 of 102
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What is your ambient room temp? Case cable management good? How much thermal paste did you apply? (you only need a rice grain size, putting too much on is counter-productive)
He doesn't need any thermal paste. Intel heatsinks already come with a layer, if he spread thermal paste over that, I don't doubt that he's having temperature problems.
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post #17 of 102
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Originally Posted by AyeYo View Post
This.

If it's 100F in your room, you can't expect good temps. If your case has terrible airflow, temps will continuously climb.
Still shouldnt be that bad though. My pc room normally sits at about 80f and my temps are wonderful even on my aircooled spare machine.
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post #18 of 102
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He doesn't need any thermal paste. Intel heatsinks already come with a layer, if he spread thermal paste over that, I don't doubt that he's having temperature problems.
Well he said he has reseated the heatsink several times with different brands of paste, so we're assuming he has cleaned and re-applied paste.
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post #19 of 102
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He doesn't need any thermal paste. Intel heatsinks already come with a layer, if he spread thermal paste over that, I don't doubt that he's having temperature problems.
Ive seen it done before!
Hope he cleans off both the heatsink and CPU and places a tony drop of TIM on there.
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post #20 of 102
just remove the stock cooler....clean it ... apply thermal paste ... & fix it again
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