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getting 85C with 1.35Vcore, they seem high to me with my Noctua cooler, I just have 2 case fans (the ones that came with HAF 912) mind you, but i don't think that's the issue hear. I think it's the thermal paste, I already resitted the cooler yesterday. So I am lost here, I was hoping they would be much lower, but alas. What's wrong with my setup? I can take picture of my case if needed. Thanks for your help. Peace.


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What are your ambient temperatures?

Also, a silly question, but it happens often: did you remove the clear plastic film from the bottom of the cooler when you mounted it?
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yep the plastic is in the box it came it lol, good one. ambient is 20C. the temps are really killing me.
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post #4 of 24
I obviously need a noctua. 1.3v through my chip breaks 80 at full load.
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Well... this is interesting. What kind of TIM are you using?
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Well... this is interesting. What kind of TIM are you using?
the one that came with noctua, i was told it is good enough. so what is wrong with my setup, I don't get it. the only thing is that my case on has 2 fans, if i had all 6 in there would my temps go down by 10C?
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Yeah, that TIM should be fine. Better airflow will definitely help. Are your GPU temperatures poor as well?
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Yeah, that TIM should be fine. Better airflow will definitely help. Are your GPU temperatures poor as well?
no the Gpu temps are ok.

my firefox crashed and steam, but linx is still running on 97/100 without errors. Are these temps too high?


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They're higher than I'd be comfortable with. It sounds a bit like you have a high leakage chip but they're also usually really strong overclockers...
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post #10 of 24
In all honesty its really hard to pinpoint the exact reason for high temps..

A few easy methods to rule out variables would be:

1. Run with the side panel off of your case.

2. Remount and apply just a dab of TIM in the center of the cpu about the size of a grain of rice

If both of those dont change your temps then chances are it has nothing to do with the mounting or airflow.
The next steps would be to Lap the cpu, there is a chance that it is concave and lapping would create a more even contact area between the cpu and HSF...

The final equation is the one I rarely hear about that xxxbass just mentioned (leakage), and thats the contact between the core and the IHS, this is done by intel and is a reason we see such a wide variety of load temps from one cpu to the next. If a poor job was done than the cpu may run a little hotter, also the binning of the cpu may be a warmer running core..

Only way to test that is to have another cpu in the same system. I know from my experience I have run 4 different cpu's on my H2o loop, some ran a bit on the warm side, others ran cooler than most. My i5-760 never broke 60c, my Q9550 was around the same. So the cpu was the final factor, not the cooling, airflow or ambient.

My 950 runs at 80c load at 4.24 1.41v, Im on a decent H2o loop, so I would have to say your temps are average, maybe a touch on the high side.
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