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Phantom Overheating Issue

Discussion in 'Processor - CPU' started by 942pin, Sep 5, 2016.

  1. 942pin

    942pin

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    Hello, I just finished a custom build for a gaming PC and my CPU has a terrible overheating issue. At startup and idle the CPU sits at about 45C-50C, and when doing pretty much anything else like opening a Chrome window it spikes to 55C, and often times randomly climbs to 68C-72C for no apparent reason. I have 3 case fans exhausting the hot air away from the heatsink, two perpendicular and one parallel. and I just tightened the mount and replaced the thermal compound. I used a blob the size of Lincolns head on the penny. I even set up manual control for all the fans and have them set at 100%, and the temperature still climbs. My specs are as follows:

    Mobo: ASRock 990fx Extreme9
    CPU: AMD 9590 8-core 4.7GHz, stock clock
    Heatsink: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo
    P/S: Rosewill Fortress 80+ Plat.
    OS: Windows 7 64bit

    I have no other ideas as to what the issue could possibly be. Help me internet gurus, you're my only hope.
     
  2. DSTM (Dougie)

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  3. 942pin

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    Thanks for the welcome! The power supply is rated at 750 watts, so far it's been doing great. I don't see it saying anywhere that it requires liquid cooling but that's something I've been thinking about.
     
  4. DSTM (Dougie)

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    Read the link I gave you. Says down further requires liquid cooling.
    750 watts is OK.
     
  5. 942pin

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    Yes I see it now. Thanks.
     
  6. DSTM (Dougie)

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    I would get a good brand sealed liquid cooling unit with two fans.
    I normally mount the two fans and radiator from the cooler in the top of the tower.
    Best place if your Tower Case is designed for.
     
  7. tecknomage

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    Computer Brand or Motherboard:
    Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H
    CPU:
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz
    Memory:
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    Hard Drive:
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    Graphics Card:
    NVIDIA Corporation GK104 [GeForce GTX 770] 1990mb memory
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    It could be you case.

    I always use cases by Antec, the link shows the one for my Win7 Pro 64bit 'super rig.'
    The biggest advantage when it comes to cooling is your power supply mounts at the bottom. This places this heat-producing component away from your motherboard with the CPU and memory.

    Then there's the 2 built-in fans at the top-rear (where older power supplies would mount) and the very top back. This means much better air flow. You can add a side fan (which I did).

    ASIDE: Suggest you use CPUID's Hardware Monitor (HWMonitor). There is the free version, and the PRO version for a fee. The HWMonitor Pro adds the feature to record (log) graphs. Screenshot of HWMonitor on my rig.

    CPUID-20160906.jpg
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Bill

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    Hi tecknomage, The specifications for the OP's cpu calls for liquid cooling. It's got nothing to do with his case. I like Antec cases as well but it's not the only brand that puts the PSU in the bottom.
     

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