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Windows 7: Cpu constantly hot (Mainly when gaming)?

25 Jun 2012   #11
Ascendents

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Well this is what i can suggest Manage cables so its Air flow is Proper Buy arctic silver 5 thermal compound it sells for 10 dollars on newegg check local stores if you dont want to buy online and make sure its Arctic Silver 5 if you want to upgrade to water cooling for cheap Go with a Corsair h80 Also 100 Dollars on Newegg or again check Local stores there is a video corsair has on Youtube for Installation on the H80 instead of understand the instructions if you have any questions im here too help.
Corsair H80 Install Video - How-to Install the Hydro Series H80 and H100 Liquid CPU Coolers - YouTube


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26 Jun 2012   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I had the room I would install a H100 push pull using 4 Nocuta 120's.
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26 Jun 2012   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If the CPU is getting that hot then most likely the clips that hold the fan housing on aren't secured properly. I've built quite a few PC's and when I see temps like that it's usually the clips not being secured correctly which creates a gap between the CPU and the heat sink.

It's an easy mistake to make as it's hard to see if they are in all the way.

I would replace the TIM with something better, artic silver, OCZ freeze, are good ones to use as are many others. Then make sure those clips are secured properly which sometimes isn't easy to get right.
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26 Jun 2012   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

That's another reason I don't like Intel o.e. fan on cpu; 4 push pins that snap in place, no screws. Once they snap in place you can't adjust them.
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26 Jun 2012   #15
DailyGamer

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I fixed it guys!!!! XD the clamps on the heatsink weren't secured i thought i heard snaps but it wasn't all the way down i bought artic silver 5 also my cpu idles around 37C and while gaming it never exceeds 55 Which in my opinon is extremely good, yeah i hate the intel snap heatsink its confusing... /: thinking later down the road i'ma put a water cooler in it, since i pretty much game all the time
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26 Jun 2012   #16
Ascendents

Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DailyGamer View Post
I fixed it guys!!!! XD the clamps on the heatsink weren't secured i thought i heard snaps but it wasn't all the way down i bought artic silver 5 also my cpu idles around 37C and while gaming it never exceeds 55 Which in my opinon is extremely good, yeah i hate the intel snap heatsink its confusing... /: thinking later down the road i'ma put a water cooler in it, since i pretty much game all the time
That's great to hear if you want water cooling Corsair H80 is always a Good Route that's not expensive
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26 Jun 2012   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Glad you got it fixed. My next cooler will be a H80 with this case I have. Isn't it amazing what 4 little push pin snaps can do. Happy computing.
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