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9 months ago#11
I'm not familiar with the 4770k but I would say that's hot for stock clocks on a hyper 212 but its not damaging.
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9 months ago#12
Sounds like you used too much thermal paste, have bad heat sink/IHS contact, mounted it wrong and induced air bubbles, or the new fan pushes less air through the heat sink. Could be a combination of the above.

Tighter fin arrangements usually do better with higher pressure fans, looser arrangements tend to favour higher airflow.
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9 months ago#13
Izicial posted...
You get into the 70s and are worried? Hell when I video edit and its using 100% of my CPU it goes up to like 90 C and I don't break a sweat.


And it'll probably die a premature heat death.
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9 months ago#14
slyman19 posted...
I installed a new fan today and it's even worse. Just sitting on the main menu of Crysis 2, my temp is 67-72. My case has very good airflow and I applied the thermal grease according to the instructions. What should I do?


Well first, I would panic and throw my hands up in the air, and run around in circles.
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9 months ago#15
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Izicial posted...
You get into the 70s and are worried? Hell when I video edit and its using 100% of my CPU it goes up to like 90 C and I don't break a sweat.


And it'll probably die a premature heat death.


It only gets to 90 after being at 100% in all cores for like 5+ min. I doubt its avoidable to keep it much lower without spending a ton of money.
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9 months ago#16
The odd thing is that the idle temps are in the mid-thirties, much better than my other fan which hovered around 45 idling.
9 months ago#17
Izicial posted...
DarkZV2Beta posted...
Izicial posted...
You get into the 70s and are worried? Hell when I video edit and its using 100% of my CPU it goes up to like 90 C and I don't break a sweat.


And it'll probably die a premature heat death.


It only gets to 90 after being at 100% in all cores for like 5+ min. I doubt its avoidable to keep it much lower without spending a ton of money.


And your processor will probably die a premature heat death because of it.
That's, like, 13c past what you should use as a maximum sustained temperature.
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9 months ago#18
My 4670K regularly hits 80c during gaming sessions. I should probably upgrade from this crappy Hyper T4 considering that the max safe temp for Haswell is 74...
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9 months ago#19
What? TC didn't even post pics... how am I gonna rate your PC's hotness?
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9 months ago#20
That sounds on the hot side for that cooler. I struggled to break 65c in the middle of summer on my 3570k and that was after I OC'd it to 4.4GHz
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