ronch wrote:I assume you have not added or removed any case fans before you noticed this situation. If it's been running for years without adequate case fans, why would the temps go that high now? Haven't you noticed this before? Is it getting hotter in your area? I would assume the HSF is at fault if no other factor was changed.
Chrispy_ wrote:It just sounds like a crap heatsink: Massive, 1100RPM and still running hot?
Get a proper, yet inexpensive one, like the CM TX3, Hyper 212 or 412s
suicidemonkey wrote:I think the fan should spin faster - When I first boot the computer, it spins extremely fast for about a second before settling down.
just brew it! wrote:Or maybe the 70C reading is incorrect. @suicidemonkey - What are you using to read that 70C temp, and is it in general agreement with the temps reported in the BIOS? (Yeah, you can't really look at BIOS temp readings with the CPU under load, but you can at least verify that the temperature readings are similar at idle.)
DPete27 wrote:Most mobos include BIOS software that will allow you to see what CPU temp the BIOS is reporting in Windows. If not, a more primitive approach would be to touch the heatsink, at 70C it should feel pretty warm.
just brew it! wrote:Yeah, if that "fresh blob of thermal paste" was too much of a blob, it could be a problem. If the heatsink isn't warm when the CPU thinks it is 70°C, it's a problem.DPete27 wrote:Unless the problem is with the thermal interface between the heatsink and the CPU, in which case the CPU could be a *lot* hotter than the heatsink.Most mobos include BIOS software that will allow you to see what CPU temp the BIOS is reporting in Windows. If not, a more primitive approach would be to touch the heatsink, at 70C it should feel pretty warm.