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Windows 7: CPU Cooler Temps

24 Jan 2011   #1
MHWadester

Windows 7
 
 
CPU Cooler Temps

ok so i have successfully installed the cpu however the temperatures do not seem all that better.... before on idle with the stock cooler using speedfan the temperatures would read around 40-45.... and with the cpu cooler they have only seemed to decrease by 1 or 2 degrees.

Whats going on shouldn't it drop it further?..... and also i realize that with some thermal pastes you need to wait for a few days for it to really work so to speak... but still i was expecting at least 5 degree drop. I guess i should also take into consideration other variables like ambient temperature, airflow inside case, number of fans etc.

But 2 of those i think should be fairly good... i have 5x120mm case fans and my cables are managed fairly well inside case however the temperature today has been shocking.

I dont know the ambient temperature, but going off the readings of a weather gadget it is supposedly 25C in the day when i measured the temps of cpu.

If you could tell me if those temps are bad for a brand new cpu cooler or if i am worrying too much... and if they are bad how I can improve them.
Thanks in Advance.

PS: Iv attached 2 screenshots of the temps on idle and at max load with Prime95 (after a couple of mins):




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24 Jan 2011   #2
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those temps are a little high for idle.

A common mistake made when applying paste is to use too much.

What was your old cooler, what is your new cooler?
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24 Jan 2011   #3
MHWadester

Windows 7
 
 

old cooler was just the stock amd heatsink/fan.... new is Coolermaster hyper 212+...
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24 Jan 2011   #4
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I wouldn't worry too much about ilde temps.

If thats 53C at full load,, then it looks good.
Give it more than a couple miuntes though. If its still close to that after an hour or so of Prime, your just fine.
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24 Jan 2011   #5
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MHWadester View Post
old cooler was just the stock amd heatsink/fan.... new is Coolermaster hyper 212+...
Recently dealt with, and solved, the same problem with the same cooler, on an Intel E6700.

While your temps are in the acceptable range, there is significant improvement available to you with your existing equipment. Lower temps = longer life.

Other than poorly applied grease, you may have an airflow problem. Gale force winds inside your case won't cool your CPU if they aren't blowing on the CPU.
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24 Jan 2011   #6
MHWadester

Windows 7
 
 

well i think i have half decent airflow.... for one my cables are managed behind my motherboard and i have 5x120mm fans... the fans are: 1x120mm front intake default LED CM fan, 1x120mm Antec Tricool bottom intake, 2x120mm top exhaust (1x120 CM default, 1x120mm Antec tricool) and 1x120mm rear exhaust CM default...

The hyper 212+ is facing upwards so the fan is closest to the graphics card and pushing air through the cooler up towards the top exhausts... I thought that was better than having it pushing air out the rear
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24 Jan 2011   #7
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That pretty much leaves you with thermal grease application or an under-performing CPU fan.

You describe conditions that should yield a lower temp range.

What happens to your CPU temp if you disconnect your top exhaust fans?
What happens to your CPU temp if you disconnect your rear exhaust fans?
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24 Jan 2011   #8
MHWadester

Windows 7
 
 

i dont know i will try that now..... i dont think the fan should be under performing considering its brand new.... i dont know about thermal grease application i didnt do it my friend did it and it seemed pretty well done
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24 Jan 2011   #9
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MHWadester View Post
.... i dont know about thermal grease application i didnt do it my friend did it and it seemed pretty well done
With the exception that your temps are on the top side of normal.
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24 Jan 2011   #10
MHWadester

Windows 7
 
 

well i dont have much more thermal paste and i dont necessarily want to go out and buy more to reapply to find out its something else.... and i tried disconnecting one of the top exhaust fans and the computer went weird and shutdown and i had to reset the power to even get back on.... dont know if that was because of fan (doubt it) or the fact i might of accidentally disconnected something else momentarily
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