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Windows 7: CPU maxed out reaches 74-75 degrees Celsius with liquid cooling

19 Oct 2017   #1
logo897

Windows 10
 
 
CPU maxed out reaches 74-75 degrees Celsius with liquid cooling

Hey all,

So today I just bought myself a liquid cooler (corsair H60) for my PC. My idle temps are around very low 40's to high 30's, but then I ran a test on CPU-z and I am getting 75 degrees celsius or to 73c. I ran it for about 10-15 minutes.

Are these temps normal?

Also, I am using the factory thermal paste that came on my liquid cooler, should I replace that paste with my arctic silver 5? Or am I ok?

Thank you.


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20 Oct 2017   #2
logo897

Windows 10
 
 

Wow!

So I removed the factory paste and applied my own, and the temps are looking much better right now!

I'm headed to bed and am going to let this run overnight, will report back later.
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20 Oct 2017   #3
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

I would say that the CPU heat spreader and your water block were not mated correct.
When you reapplied the compound the block aligned correct.
Just a guess though !
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20 Oct 2017   #4
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

A liquid cooler is not THAT difficult to install, its just more complicated and that makes people nervous at first.

Having installed a few hundreds here at work, I'd say that most likely the contact between the CPU and the cooler was not complete.

Still I find the temperature a bit high.

Are you sure the fans on the heatsink are properly mounted/aligned?

Best to put them on the top of your PC case, with the air-flow upwards.
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20 Oct 2017   #5
logo897

Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgeks View Post
A liquid cooler is not THAT difficult to install, its just more complicated and that makes people nervous at first.

Having installed a few hundreds here at work, I'd say that most likely the contact between the CPU and the cooler was not complete.

Still I find the temperature a bit high.

Are you sure the fans on the heatsink are properly mounted/aligned?

Best to put them on the top of your PC case, with the air-flow upwards.
Unfortunately I do not have open vents at the top of my case.

Just waking up I see that my temps are going from 76-77 celsius under full cpu load.

Yes, I am positive I installed the cooler correctly. My fan and radiator I had to move to the front of my case. It got a little ugly from there...

Should I upload a picture of it?

By the way my PC is a Lenovo and I have customized it for gaming.
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20 Oct 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Is the radiator above the CPU?
On the radiator you have to pipes. Is the intake on top of radiator?
The liquid flow must be going to the top of the radiator and exiting from the bottom, otherwise you may have air on the CPU instead of liquid.
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20 Oct 2017   #7
logo897

Windows 10
 
 

I canít put it above my cpu because I donít have any vents above it. Iíve seen a really big hit video on YouTube saying that in front is the best for circulating
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20 Oct 2017   #8
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What is very important is that the liquid is going into the top of radiator, not to the bottom.
- Liquid from CPU MUST go to the top of radiator.
- Liquid to CPU MUST come from the Bottom of radiator.
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20 Oct 2017   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I have had a look at the H60 manual http://static.highspeedbackbone.net/...r%20Manual.pdf

It seems that both radiator intake and outtake are at the bottom.
- Did you check if the pump is running?
- Did you mounted the radiator right (intake and outtake are at the bottom)?
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20 Oct 2017   #10
logo897

Windows 10
 
 

I don't know what you mean so here's a picture of my system


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