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I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:42 pm

Heya Dudes,

I have I5 2500k (LGA 1155) with boxed cooler and default thermal paste. Overall Temp is good but with some of never games(Dragon Age) Its getting up to 85c.
My Case Is ENERMAX Staray ECA3170. It has built in frontal Fan, and I added one at the back. so Air goes in from front and is sucked away at the back.
Case is sitting on top of table, BUT the side with holes is facing wall.

85 is showing red in Asus program and giving me warnings, honestly I don't know if 85 is realy bad or just normal when stressed with games.
But I think I need better CPU cooler then boxed one and some thermal paste. And I Can't spend a lot on fancy cooling systems.

can you help me choosing cooler and thermal paste?

P.S some of the CPU Coolers out there look real bigass, since they will be placed vertically how much issue will their weight be? I mean some are 500grams
and more, all that weight on motherboard??

thx in advance.

Edit: I'm not overclocking it now, have not messed with settings
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:48 pm

How are your motherboard temperatures?

You might benefit from more case ventilation. 120x25mm case fans are very inexpensive. Your case could even handle a couple of 140mm fans.

You don't have to spend as much as the Corsair Hydro H60 costs to get decent CPU cooling. $29 will get the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus delivered to your door.
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 8:59 am

hey thx,
and weight is not problem? Is there any specific thermal paste I should get?
I was thinking
http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Pol ... 377&sr=8-2
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:20 am

hellwalker wrote:hey thx,
and weight is not problem? Is there any specific thermal paste I should get?
I was thinking
http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Pol ... 377&sr=8-2


I've never had an issue with Arctic Silver 5. [Edit: I've never tried the polysynth stuff.]

SPCR thought the 212 was a pretty decent performer:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1046-page9.html

Given the chart on that page though, if you can afford to tack on another $10 to your budget, you may want to consider dropping the fan that comes with the 212, and going with a quieter 120mm fan, like the nexus Real Silent 120 they use as a reference (I'm quite fond of it myself). At full speed, the 212's stock fan will cool a little better, but only by about 4 degrees C, where as if I'm reading the chart right, it'll also be about 4x as loud.
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:31 am

hellwalker wrote:hey thx,
and weight is not problem? Is there any specific thermal paste I should get?
I was thinking
http://www.amazon.com/Arctic-Silver-Pol ... 377&sr=8-2


Woops. Forgot to answer your question about weight. First, if you've got decent front-to-back airflow going in the case, a tower style heatsink (those bigass ones) generally perform better in cooling CPU.

As far as the weight of the thing, sticking out sideways over the CPU, that's not a problem these days as most of the heat sinks come with an additional back-plate. That is, there's a sturdy metal plate that goes behind the motherboard, that helps keep the cooler tight to the CPU and provides support so that the mobo/cpu don't crack under strain.

Of course, few "bigass" coolers still don't ship with those. These coolers should be avoided like the plague. :)
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:16 pm

I'll try out those fans thx.

As far as the weight of the thing, sticking out sideways over the CPU, that's not a problem these days as most of the heat sinks come with an additional back-plate. That is, there's a sturdy metal plate that goes behind the motherboard, that helps keep the cooler tight to the CPU and provides support so that the mobo/cpu don't crack under strain.

Of course, few "bigass" coolers still don't ship with those. These coolers should be avoided like the plague.


http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyp ... YVTSLY9V9B

comes with back plate?

I just tested cpu with intelburntest, and got 87c at maximum load.
as I understand it shouldn't have been more then 75c.

how much is hyper 212 cooler then stock one? will it drop that extra 12c?
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:33 am

hellwalker wrote:I'll try out those fans thx.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyp ... YVTSLY9V9B

comes with back plate?


Yep. On that amazon page, 5th picture over, showing all the pieces? That rectangular piece closest to the fan? That's the backplate. Goes on kind of like this:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1046-page6.html


hellwalker wrote: how much is hyper 212 cooler then stock one? will it drop that extra 12c?

Impossible to tell. Always in motion, the future is. But just switching out heatsinks and properly using some good thermal paste can definitely work wonders. 12c is definitely in the realm of possibility.

Given that SPCR cooled a 4-core i7 with a greater thermal allowance than your i5-2500k, and kept it in the at 58 - 62c range (fan@full tilt) and at 69c (fan undervolted quite a bit), I think your chances are good.

Just make sure you wipe the CPU spreader clean (rubbing alcohol works well on thermal goop), and let it dry when you remove the old cooler. Use something good like the Arctic silver 5 you picked out, and get a good even (and thin if you can manage it) spread across the whole surface before you attach the new cooler.
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:14 pm

Hi
I bought a Mo-Bo p8P67-M and a cpu I5 2500k, installed them with the given fan and had 48-53 C. On the bios i was set to normal performance, i didn't try to get better. Just got today a fan cooler master hyper 212 plus and i'm very impressed by the results around 32 C with 3.3ghz . Plus, i didnt saw at first sight when i installed my drivers of mother board but on the cd there is the AI Suite II software that configure the best overclocking. I tried the rapid config and had 4.3Ghz at 21 C. So I tried the extreme config and at 4.8 ghz everything shuts down, blue error screen blabla. Restart and set to 4.7 ghz automatically, still 21 C.
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:51 pm

For application of AS5, I would recommend following their method on their site. http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#
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Re: I need I5 2500k Cooler Advice

Postposted on Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:01 pm

plasma33 wrote:Hi
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Welcome to the Tech Report (no dash). Glad our suggestions are working out for you, and/or thank you for contributing your experience to this thread!
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