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Old 08-05-2019, 07:03 PM
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Unhappy Cooling Issue! Please Help!

Hey all. Long-time reader, first time poster and I am in need of some cooling help or advice.

Long story short, I built my own rig about 2+ years ago and have had minimal problems to date with cooling. My first CPU cooler was the Corsair H100i V2. After about a year, though, the pump crapped out on me and I went with a CryoRig H7 fan. It was a somewhat decent fix for the time being. Up until about two weeks ago, the fan was working alright, but I noticed my CPU temps were starting in the BIOS around 45 degrees and then would sometimes spike over 82+ degrees when under load or in a game. This seemed unusual. So I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade to the H100i Pro and also purchased three additional Corsair ML 120 RBG fans.

Unfortunately, though, my CPU temps still idle around 43-45 degrees and will spike over 78 degrees when under load. I know this is nothing alarming, but I have a buddy with the almost exact same specs/hardware and his idle CPU temps are in the low 30s and high 50s under load. I have reseated the cooler twice with my own thermal paste, downloaded every possible driver and checked about every possible setting in Windows and the BIOS. I'm doing push and pull on my 240 MM radiator, with exhaust fans on the top and on the back of my case. My ambient room temperature is around 75 degrees F.

This seems a little alarming to me that my temps are a whole 10-15 degrees higher at idle and under load than my buddy's and frankly, I am at the end of my rope with this. I feel like I've tried everything and don't really know where else to go with this. Please help! Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

My specs are:

NZXT S340 Elite
Intel i7 7700K
ASUS Strix ROG Z270E Gaming
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16 GB (8 GB x 2) DDR4 3000
Samsung 970 EVO M.2 1000 GB
Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD
WD Black 2 TB HDD
Corsair CS-M Series 750CS 750 W 80+ Gold
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