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Problem with temps?
on 8 March 2013
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?