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Too much heat or not enough air?

post #1 of 10
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I'm using MX-4 compound and I did the little BB sized dot in the middle of the CPU.

I haven't looked at the heatsink yet but the cooler is a Silver Arrow.

This is a stock clock speed 3.4GHz on the i7 2600K and I'm starting to worry that this $80 cooler isn't really keeping it as cool. I see people overclock their i7 and use this cooler and they're getting temps like "full load 55c" yet mine is stock speed and I'm getting 70c.





I don't understand:\\ Should this be something to fret over or should I try just loading the CPU with more compound? The cooler is not lapped I wasn't sure how to do that.
post #2 of 10
Pull the heatsink off and look how it spread.

Theres apparently a little trick to it, you have to press and twist it around quite a bit.
I alwasy did the spready method until recentl I learned about the gains from the center blob method. The first time I tried I didnt twist it around and it actually ran quite a bit warmer, but later when I tried twisiting it and whatnot I did see improvement (although it still wasnt dramaticly better that spreading)
post #3 of 10
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Originally Posted by Full_Tilt View Post
Pull the heatsink off and look how it spread.

Theres apparently a little trick to it, you have to press and twist it around quite a bit.
I alwasy did the spready method until recentl I learned about the gains from the center blob method. The first time I tried I didnt twist it around and it actually ran quite a bit warmer, but later when I tried twisiting it and whatnot I did see improvement (although it still wasnt dramaticly better that spreading)
Is it okay to apply a bit more say.. The size of 2 bb's? Then do the twist method you speak of?
post #4 of 10
It's all about the right fans on the heatsink, the mounting, and your case airflow. RV01 should have good air flow, so what fans have you got on the silver-arrow?
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post #5 of 10
What is your ambient room temperature?
post #6 of 10
Cheese and Crackers!!!!!

Even if your PC doesn't have that many case fans it should still not be that hot. Something is definetly wrong with your HSF. Try re-applying the MX-4 and re-seating the Heatsink
post #7 of 10
Its hard to say how much exactly, Im not even sure the size of the i7 CPU.

You pretty much have to do a little trial and error. I would pull it off, put the same amount on and press and twist, clamp it down, then pull it off again. If its the right amount it should be barely covering the whole CPU with a thin coat.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
It's all about the right fans on the heatsink, the mounting, and your case airflow. RV01 should have good air flow, so what fans have you got on the silver-arrow?


The default fans it came with. Are there better ones?
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Check out this vid:

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What is your ambient room temperature?
It's about 75.7F
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