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Hey guys,

Just got my new build 100% built today, I'm pretty sure I've seated the CPU correctly, and applied a thin layer of TIM over the CPU cooler, the V8, and a pea sized blob on the chip which obviously compressed when I placed the cooler.

I'm getting 50c idles here, my new 650D case is extremely loud, and I can't get the fan controller fix in the UK currently. So I was one of the few who purchased the un-revised case, wonderful.

I'm so unlucky with components, seriously, I always get the rubbish end of the stick! There's a lot of whining coming from the fans, the fix kit has 8 anti-vibration grommets and an in-line fan controller fix and apparently has a guide with it, but I shouldn't need to do this -_-!!!

Argh, so annoying, it's loud on the high setting, let alone medium & low.

Anyway, back to my CPU, I do not understand what the hell is going on :/!

Can anyone suggest anything?

As always any input is greatly appreciated !

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More case fans and ensure there is good air fllow. What tim are you using? I would resteat again extremely thoroughtly! Hot Ambient temps? I think the coolermaster V8 is getting a bit dated now? I normally see i7 2600k with corsair h70 that new silver arrow and even then the 2600k runs hot.
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Originally Posted by Roxborough View Post
Hey guys,

Just got my new build 100% built today, I'm pretty sure I've seated the CPU correctly, and applied a thin layer of TIM over the CPU cooler, the V8, and a pea sized blob on the chip which obviously compressed when I placed the cooler.

I'm getting 50c idles here, my new 650D case is extremely loud, and I can't get the fan controller fix in the UK currently. So I was one of the few who purchased the un-revised case, wonderful.

I'm so unlucky with components, seriously, I always get the rubbish end of the stick! There's a lot of whining coming from the fans, the fix kit has 8 anti-vibration grommets and an in-line fan controller fix and apparently has a guide with it, but I shouldn't need to do this -_-!!!

Argh, so annoying, it's loud on the high setting, let alone medium & low.

Anyway, back to my CPU, I do not understand what the hell is going on :/!

Can anyone suggest anything?

As always any input is greatly appreciated !

Peace.
I'm gonna say reseat the V8. Also take a gander at how the TIM spread.

The airflow can't be horrible enough to produce those temps.

Also make sure the fan is plugged in on the V8 and running properly. Sounds stupid but it's happened before.

EDIT: Also you only need to apply the paste on the CPU itself. If CoolerMaster is telling you to apply to both surfaces they don't know what they're talking about.

Just a small blob on the CPU and make sure to twist ever so slightly while pressing the cooler down to fasten it to get any air out of the contacted TIM.
Edited by blackbalt89 - 4/18/11 at 10:58am
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I'm gonna say reseat the V8. Also take a gander at how the TIM spread.

The airflow can't be horrible enough to produce those temps.

Also make sure the fan is plugged in on the V8 and running properly. Sounds stupid but it's happened before.
Do not seat the HS and remove it to check the TIM and then seat the HS back on though, as this causes extremely poor temperatures. I agree with this post to check the spread, but make sure you clean it up 100% properly and redo the TIM.
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post #5 of 16
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I'm using the TIM that came with the V8, Cooler Master Thermal Compound, it would seem that I must have made an error in installing, but I couldn't have :/ I've been building computers since I was 12 lol!
    
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I agree with the reseat etc.

Regarding the other fans, if I understood it correctly, have you checked your uEFI/BIOS about some sort of fan control ? (Silent, performance presets etc.)
I belive it should be there.
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post #7 of 16
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I'm using the TIM that came with the V8, Cooler Master Thermal Compound, it would seem that I must have made an error in installing, but I couldn't have :/ I've been building computers since I was 12 lol!
Everyone makes mistakes. BTW, what software are you using to monitor the temps?
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Roxborough View Post
Hey guys,

Just got my new build 100% built today, I'm pretty sure I've seated the CPU correctly, and applied a thin layer of TIM over the CPU cooler, the V8, and a pea sized blob on the chip which obviously compressed when I placed the cooler.

I'm getting 50c idles here, my new 650D case is extremely loud, and I can't get the fan controller fix in the UK currently. So I was one of the few who purchased the un-revised case, wonderful.

I'm so unlucky with components, seriously, I always get the rubbish end of the stick! There's a lot of whining coming from the fans, the fix kit has 8 anti-vibration grommets and an in-line fan controller fix and apparently has a guide with it, but I shouldn't need to do this -_-!!!

Argh, so annoying, it's loud on the high setting, let alone medium & low.

Anyway, back to my CPU, I do not understand what the hell is going on :/!

Can anyone suggest anything?

As always any input is greatly appreciated !

Peace.
WAAAAAAAAAY too much thermal grease. You are doing 3 applications in one there. Only do one of the three applications. Just do the rice grain-sized dot in the middle of the CPU and put the V8 on top. That's it.
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WAAAAAAAAAY too much thermal grease. You are doing 3 applications in one there. Only do one of the three applications. Just do the rice grain-sized dot in the middle of the CPU and put the V8 on top. That's it.
Clean all TIM off and apply a thin line across the CPU die or a rice grain.
Edited by BradleyW - 4/18/11 at 11:08am
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Hey guys,

....and applied a thin layer of TIM over the CPU cooler, the V8, and a pea sized blob on the chip which obviously compressed when I placed the cooler.
TIM is supposed to fill microscopic gaps present on both the IHS and the heatsink base.

A PEA sized blob is usually excessive and likely the cause of your high temps.

Try reseating the heatsink after cleaning both surfaces with Isopropyl alcohol, try applying a RICE sized grain instead.

Hope this helps.
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