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

#21MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 12:04:48 PM
aak57 posted...
Dude, removing the mobo is literally as simple as unplugging whatever tethers it down and unscrewing it.

Also, I'm realizing something obvious. Sounds like you never actually cleaned/reapplied paste all these times when you've been trying to reseat the heatsink. That's a no-no.


Yeah, I've been looking at some things and I guess it causes bubbles or something, which just allows the heat to do what it wants or whatever.

I'm about to take off my current heatsink, coffee filter + 70% isopropyl, reapply some thermal paste. After cleaning it off, gonna take a blow dryer to it for like 5 minutes, and then I'm gonna apply the thermal paste to the CPU.

I don't put the thermal paste on the heatsink, right? Just the CPU, because if I put it on both and put them together, it'd be too much?
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#22LOTRsolidsnakePosted 8/16/2013 12:07:23 PM
Correct. A SMALL pea size of thermal paste. Use a old credit card to spread it evenly on the surface. Don't go too close to the edge though. Once the heat sink is applied it will push it to the edge. Again, go on YouTube to watch
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#23aak57Posted 8/16/2013 12:13:54 PM
Credit card thing is unnecessary. I don't have the link handy but someone did some testing and simply applying a dot in the center will spread it pretty well, whereas the credit card thing may yield bubbles.
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#24JairPosted 8/16/2013 12:15:47 PM
I'll second that. You don't have to spread the thermal paste if you don't want to. A small pea/grain of rice in the center will spread out nicely once the heatsink is installed properly.
#25LOTRsolidsnakePosted 8/16/2013 1:19:06 PM
fair enough. my apologizes to the TC.
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#26MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 1:57:20 PM
So here's what I've done.

I took the heatsink off and removed the thermal paste using 70% isopropyl alcohol and coffee filters.

Removed the thermal paste from the CPU in the same way.

After waiting for 10 minutes and making sure there was no wetness or residue of any kind, I reapplied the thermal paste by using the pea-size dab method. No spreading.

I'm about to start a game of BO2 and see what happens. I'm thinking that I really need to get a new heatsink. This one snapped in to place just fine and all, but it's still kind of weird. One of the snaps just spins in place when it's taken out where as the other 3 will only spin back and forth.

It still snaps in, and the heatsink doesn't budge, but yeah. I dunno. All my arrows are facing outwards, as well.

So everything is good, but... let' see the temps.

Idle Temps
http://gyazo.com/f0c0eb64e73f10c1d59a39777873a00a

Could be worse.

After one game of BO2
http://gyazo.com/8f9243b3a61e77ffc5a5fac97f4d3890

Right around where I was before I removed the heatsink for the first time. So, "Normal," in my book.

After 2 games of BO2
http://gyazo.com/59eaf14c06295f27a070c2b1d8bec07e

Looks about right.

Could be a lot better but for the stock heatsink, I think we're in the right ballpark, yeah?
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#27JairPosted 8/16/2013 4:02:43 PM
Yeah, that looks about par for the course as far as stock cooling goes. Maybe a touch high, (warm weather?) but well within specs. Good work.
#28MichaelWStevens(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 4:14:00 PM
My temps when rendering a video aren't very encouraging, though.

http://gyazo.com/14c3e4f60ba64e619f9b388d2b88cd22

The temperature in the room right now is maybe 76 degrees, but I doubt that's what's making them THAT high... I gotta replace this heatsink, I think.
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#29LOTRsolidsnakePosted 8/19/2013 7:21:28 PM
Quote:My temps when rendering a video aren't very encouraging, though.

http://gyazo.com/14c3e4f60ba64e619f9b388d2b88cd22

The temperature in the room right now is maybe 76 degrees, but I doubt that's what's making them THAT high... I gotta replace this heatsink, I think.

@MichaelWStevens

Update?
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#30SnickleseedPosted 8/19/2013 7:50:11 PM
MichaelWStevens posted...
I'm just going to get a new stock cooler for the i5-3570 (a stock cooler for the i5-3570 would be the same as an i5-3570k, I imagine?) and replace it. *That* I feel very comfortable with.


NO NO NO

Don't replace a stock cooler with... another stock cooler. That's just stupid in every sense of the word.

Use the evo 212. It might be a pain in the ass to install but it's well worth it. If you built the computer, you should have no problem removing the motherboard to install the cooler.

I made the mistake of using the stock cooler for my 3770, thinking it would be "good enough". I knew better, but was too lazy and cheap to bother with an aftermarket cooler.. Boy was that a mistake I won't make again. It wasn't long before I picked up the CM Hyper 212+, tore apart my week old build and put 'er back together. Been running like a champ ever since.
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