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2600k hitting 90 degrees at stock.

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With my i7 2600k I have just changed from my H100 back to stock cooler to find under prime95 it hits around 92 degrees. This is at stock speeds. This should not be normal and I'm rather upset with this sort of performance. Running at 90+ will destroy my CPU. What can I do about this? I have checked to see that is it properly contacting and am using the correct amount of paste.
 
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I'm trying to swap my H100 for a H80 if I can find anyone that is willing to. Also I just fancied a little bit of a change as I got bored.
 
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When you removed your H100, did you replace the empty void with two 120mm fans to make sure the case still has good airflow?
 
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Everything is fine, when I replaced the H100 I added a front 200mm, back 120mm and a top 200mm. The heatsink fan is spinning fine as I have a windowed case. I'm stumbled for reasons why this isn't working right but am only left with it being a dodgy chip.
 
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Like I said further above. It looks like LN2 is your only option I'm afraid. Best get applying for your license to handle it.
 
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Everything is fine, when I replaced the H100 I added a front 200mm, back 120mm and a top 200mm. The heatsink fan is spinning fine as I have a windowed case. I'm stumbled for reasons why this isn't working right but am only left with it being a dodgy chip.

If it ran ok on the H100 my money is on the HSF not being seated right, as much as you think it is seated correctly.

They just don't get that hot for no reason.
 
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I'm now idling at 70, this is stupid. I just took of the side panel and pushed the cooler down onto the CPU, nothing moved but the motherboard and temps stayed the same.
 
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Well then what do I do, it is seated as well as it's going to get. Can I ask Intel to send me a replacement?

What actually made you run prime95 with the stock cooler in the 1st place? Also! Have you checked with CPUZ to see what actuall volts is going through your CPU under load. Might be worth doing a full cmos clear by removing the motherboard battery for 10 minutes or so.
 
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Why shouldn't I check my load temperatures after changing the cooler? I thought that's a normal thing to do.

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It can only be one of several things.

1) thermal paste isn't in the right quantity/applied correctly.

2)The cooler isn't seated properly.

3) The cooler isn't working properly and the only way I can see this happening is if the fan isn't at full speed.

4) Whichever program you're using to read temps is wrong.

5) The CPU temperature is fine but the CPU sensors are broken.

6) It's still overclocked which the 35x multiplier would indicate.
 
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