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2.0 out of 5 stars Problem with temps?, 8 Mar. 2013
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I installed this roughly a week ago in a new ASUS Sabertooth Z77 mobo, after first boot up I ran the AI Suite II and checked the temps, everything seemed fine, Mobo & CPU were both mid/high 20's.

However when I ran the new ArmA III alpha the temps rocketed into the 80's/90's which forced me to close the program, I soon discovered the AI Suite doesn't give an accurate reading, CPU temp was telling me my temps were mid 30's late 40's on idle, and pushing 90c the moment I launched ANY game even during the game logo at the start.

I've re-installed the heat sink (Noctua NH-D14) almost 6 times now and re-applied thermal paste 3 times, when I discovered the Noctua was resting on the high RAM sticks I took the covers off and realised there was a lack of contact between the heat spreader and CPU.

Removing the RAM covers created 3/4 inch more clearance for the heat sink and it installed much better with the thermal paste spreading properly across the chip, on boot up temps were STILL the same, pushing 90c every time I launched ArmA III and hovering over mid 30's at idle, I've tried everything and I'm stuck! :\ has anyone else had this problem?
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Initial post: 10 Mar 2013 19:01:35 GMT
fast learner says:
well i do know the ivy branded chips use cheap thermal paste under the heatshield so that could be the issue which you can either void warrenty or send it back to amazon i would though and get a replacement

also i would buy mx4 thermal paste for this cpu also try

hardware compare first and see if its a dodgy motherboard sensor asus motherboard i sent back had faulty fan headers and it seems asus is making cuts in motherboards there no longer that great im switching to msi that hasnt failed me yet

Posted on 10 Jul 2013 17:59:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Oct 2013 00:15:54 BDT
Atomspheres says:
I could not see this been the CPU at fault, Out of all the reviews only you have this problem, If you found out it was not the CPU at fauly you should re-rate the product.

Posted on 1 Aug 2013 01:23:29 BDT
Fmpv says:
Make sure you clean the cpu and heat sink with proper cleaner and purifier by arctic silver for example. Then apply a tiny pea sized amount if arctic on both heats sink and cpu...just a thin layer enough to cover the whole surface....
Never use the stupid pushpin plastic legs for attaching the heats ink...they are terrible,
But a backplate and bolt it on...or if your heat sink has screws and bolt system even better... Like the gelid slim silence I plus...

Posted on 5 Sep 2013 13:05:51 BDT
Mr. C. Pugh says:
I use a Corsair H60 sealed water cooler and my temps never go above 55c even at full loads during intel stress test.
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