ameel Posted September 8, 2013 Share Posted September 8, 2013 so I have the following setup: Case: Bitfenix Prodigy Ram: 2x8GB Kingston HyperX 1600mhz CPU: Core i7 4770k GPU: MSI 7970 Twin Razor OC BE Mobo: GA-Z87N-WIFI SSD: 250GB Samsung PSU: Thermaltake TP-850MPCGAU Toughpower 850W Cooler: H100i The radiator for the H100i is setup at the top of the case. 2 fans (provided with the H100i) are installed below the radiator to blow air out of the case. The bitfenix case comes with two fans, one sucking air into the case from the front, and one blowing air out of the case at the back. All fans are connected to the H100i for control. On both quiet and full speed, under load, the cores all reach 98 - 100 degrees. On idle, they sit on 33 to 37 degrees. CPU is running on stock, no OC. I pulled everything apart and saw that the cooler isn't touching the cpu properly, despite tightly screwed. http://imageshack.us/a/img153/5094/vk2h.jpg http://imageshack.us/a/img854/8118/ieuq.jpg I reseated everything, backplate, motherboard, applied new paste and tighten the cooler on the CPU. Initially I was getting good temps, but after a few hours, it reverted to 97 - 100 degrees under full load. At all times, however, radiator was only showing about 35 degrees. I understand this means that the radiator wasn't getting ANY heat transferred from the CPU? is that right? Does that mean the H100i wasn't cooling anything? What worries me is that after I screwed the backplate onto the board, there seemed to be a "gap" between the screw and the backplate and the motherboard. Basically, when the cooler isn't istalled, i can wiggle the screw A LOT. This is concerning as it seems to me to explain why the cooler is NOT touching the CPU, i.e. because of the gap. Again, the CPU is NOT overclocked. It's only running stock clocks. 100degrees is not acceptable for running CPU under load, while radiator is only showing 35 degrees. Any ideas what to do? I'm scared of using my computer and potential damage. thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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