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Stock i7 4790k CPU coolers
show user profile  Sangre
Are the stock CPU coolers any good? Looks like I'll have to replace the one I have with an after market one. After hitting the render button the temperature skyrocketed from idle 30°C to 100°C. Probably the crappy thermal paste of an unknown brand might also be to blame...
What kind of CPU coolers you guys are using? The Noctua NH-U12S grabbed my attention, though the price is pretty high.
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4/16/2015 5:38:02 PM (last edit: 4/16/2015 5:38:02 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I've got an Arctic Freezer. It's cool and silent, but it is very large, and very heavy.



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4/16/2015 5:43:25 PM (last edit: 4/16/2015 5:43:25 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
I'd double check everything is seated properly.





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4/16/2015 5:50:48 PM (last edit: 4/16/2015 5:50:48 PM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
whoa.. 100C is way too much, even for stock. There must be something off with the mounting, its surely not the best cooler in the world and the thermal paste isn't awesome either but it should still be well below 70 at its peak. If you're still looking to buy after figuring that out:

Nothing has changed for the past ~5 years in cooling:
CM Hyper 212 if you're on budget
Noctua D14 if you want the overall best air cooler (its true, C14 beats it for cooling on stock and so do a bunch of others but when it comes to noise efficiency and extendability, this one is in the top 3 which C14 cant claim)
Any of the 240mm+ radiator size self contained water coolers if you're feeling fancy or have over 100w to cool
Custom watercooler if none of those fit your needs

Note for Nik: I know 3 people who had that cooler, all 3 of them are now broken due to the plastic bracket breaking when they were driving their computer around in a car or just rearranging their furniture. Be careful with it!



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4/17/2015 12:41:54 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 12:44:59 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Stabby, mine broke the plastic bracket on day one. I got a free replacement. It broke too. The cooler is held on by an array of rubber bands, and a foam block on the door of the case pressing against it.

I presumed I was just unlucky. Seems it's a piece of crap!

The only good thing about it is that it's silent (as is my GFX card, SSD and power supply).






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4/17/2015 12:57:03 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 12:57:46 AM)
show user profile  Sangre
I've reinstalled the heatsink today and it seams to be installed properly. Still the problem persists:

While gaming the temperature stays below 80°C for the most part.
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4/17/2015 8:13:33 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 8:13:33 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
If it really were running on 100 degrees it would shut down automatically. Does is do that? Have you tried some other tool to read the temperatures?

@coolers
ive got the cheapest watercooler from corsair, n60. good value for money, silent and runs without problems for three years now :)
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Pushing buttons since "86
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4/17/2015 9:07:13 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 9:07:13 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
It wouldn't shut down, it will reduce it's clock speed until the temp drops below 100.



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4/17/2015 9:46:12 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 9:46:12 AM)
show user profile  ijzerman
But it doesnt do that either because its running at 4.2 ghz?
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Pushing buttons since "86
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4/17/2015 9:56:29 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 9:56:29 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
They throttle at 100°C

Intel does not design the stock coolers to run at 100% CPU load. They consider it unrealistic.

My advice would be to spend a little money on a better cooler.



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4/17/2015 10:00:13 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 10:00:13 AM)
show user profile  Sangre
"Intel does not design the stock coolers to run at 100% CPU load. They consider it unrealistic."

Well in this case they shouldn't even include the cooler and only sell the chip.
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4/17/2015 10:04:19 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 10:04:19 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I kind of agree with that.

Why make a chip capable of X billion operations per second and then make something that limits it's capability.

You can buy the chips on their own, or at least you used to be able to.



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4/17/2015 10:09:30 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 10:09:30 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
they do that already for their 6core + stuff. At some point they'll introduce it to mainstream and call it a feature and charge you 10 bucks extra for saving you the trouble of being disappointed in the stock cooler :p

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4/17/2015 10:19:24 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 10:19:24 AM)
show user profile  Sangre
So I guess it's no rendering for me until I upgrade the cooler :(
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4/17/2015 11:27:56 AM (last edit: 4/17/2015 11:27:56 AM)
show user profile  RedStar
Sangre - You did everything accuratly its just the stupid stock setup. I had same exact issue with my I7 build. Couldn't render as well until I upgraded the heatsink/fan.

I just built myself a new computer and am running this bad boy. Its huge but my temps are always around 27 and maxed at 55 when rendering.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608024

Its very big but surprisingly very silent, and I have two of them.
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4/17/2015 3:26:23 PM (last edit: 4/17/2015 3:27:00 PM)
 
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