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Insane temperatures after a clean install of Windows 7. No idea why. Help! =(

#1MichaelWStevensPosted 8/16/2013 6:33:10 AM
i5-3570, XFX Radeon HD 7770, ASRock Z77 Pro3.

Okay, so I've had this thing for about 5 months. I've never seen temps like this and I have no idea why they're happening. After formatting my HDD and installing Windows 7 Professional, my temps have skyrocketed into ridiculous territory.

And for all I know, maybe the huge amount of Windows updates I just did fixed it. I don't know. I doubt it.

Idle Temps
http://gyazo.com/9d5f43443cb2503f6b00dccb3fef83b7

After a few minutes of typing up this post:
http://gyazo.com/0e86d60a671f371b7be705d4989d6b6a

It's still high for idle, but I was getting TMPIN3 temps of up to 75C... doing nothing but web browsing. My i5-3570 temps were registering in an around the same range as well.

What really got me was when I tried out Black Ops 2 on the fresh install. My temps were reading over 104C on medium settings, when before the new install I had been playing at max settings at 70C tops.

I'm using the stock heatsink for the CPU and only 3 of the 4 pins will go in, but it's still fit snugly on top of the CPU. The last pin won't go in because for whatever damn reason, it's like the heatsink is too big for the MOBO, and you have to bend the stupid pin just to get it in to the hole in the MOBO and it still won't slide in right even then. It just twists and twists in place. But it's not like the heatsink is wobbly, it's still fit in there and won't budge.

Alright, let me play a match of BO2 and see what happens...

Haven't even started a match yet, still in the lobby: http://gyazo.com/2aff6404f11f029f9d2ae4e7deaf66e9

Match just started:
http://gyazo.com/6a491b647a531f5d18ed095fa4aee0be

After one match:
http://gyazo.com/a1980fa6d530fdb4534adaf3e0756e81

When I put my hand to the computer, it feels no hotter than it used to, though. So I thought maybe it was a broken sensor or something. But since I'm not getting anywhere near the same frames at the same settings I was pre-install, I have no idea what's going on.

I've installed the newest drivers for my GPU.
Newest updates for Windows.

And now I'm updating the remaining motherboard drivers.

Any ideas as to what the hell is going on?

And yes, all my fans are spinning in the proper directions. =\
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#2LOTRsolidsnakePosted 8/16/2013 6:37:52 AM
I bet it's your heat sync. Have you made sure its mounted properly?
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#3LOTRsolidsnakePosted 8/16/2013 6:41:10 AM
Just read what you typed. It's most certainly your heat sink. You CAN NOT have only 3 of 4 pins in. Find a way to get the 4th in. Or buy a eve master cooler for 30 bucks.
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#4MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 6:47:58 AM
I've tried and tried and tried to get the stupid thing to go in. It just won't. I've done this a million times and for whatever reason I can't figure out why the last pin won't go in. It just twists like it's under tension, forever and ever and ever.

I guess I didn't install the Windows update, still have 116 of them left, apparently. Meh. I'll take the thing apart -- AGAIN -- once they're done.
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#5MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 6:49:54 AM
The problem is that the pin is not lining up with the hole in the MOBO and I can't figure out why.

I have a Hyper 212 EVO, unused, that I could attempt to install, but for whatever reason when I tried to install it, it was like it didn't even come close to fitting properly, and I know that it should. Even my certified computer tech buddy had no idea what the hell to make of it.

I honestly feel like someone shrunk my MOBO by 5%.
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#6aak57Posted 8/16/2013 6:59:26 AM
This is probably a "duh" question, but are you certain you're using the right holes for the heatsink in the mobo? There are two sets which are really close together.
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#7MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 8:37:25 AM
I reseated the heat sink and got all four pins to snap in to place. The problem was that one of them had a bent plastic pin at the end. You know how each end has two little plastic pins? One is bent. It's still bent, but one of the two pins is snapped in properly and temps are evened out a bit.

Still not where I want them, though. 75C while gaming.
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#8aak57Posted 8/16/2013 8:40:10 AM
Stock heatsinks are pretty garbage. Just install your EVO. You may have to use the other set of holes though, I dunno.
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#9MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 8:42:23 AM
I'm creeping back up to 85-90C.

Sigh.
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#10fataliPosted 8/16/2013 8:47:21 AM
Read the manual of the evo 212, you can't just guess how to install it, you probably did something wrong. If you don't have the manual you can go to coolermaster's site and see it there.
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