I7-3930K Cooling Concerns/Solutions

MoonFartFlam

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I am using an I7-3930k (no overclock I think) with a corsair H60 cooler. I have in the past week, cleaned out the dust from the radiator and applied a new portion of Arctic silver 5 paste. The cooler and cpu have been used for ~6 years now. I have several case fans and two fans directly on the CPU radiator (with flow going the same direction out of the case).

The room temp is usually 18-19C. The CPU temps at idle (using RealTemp) are in the mid 40s. If I am running any task like CAD or games, the temps rise to high 70s. If I run Prime95, the temps skyrocket with one core being ~91 and the rest between 83-88. i can physically feel the radiator be warm on one line and relatively cool on the other line, indicating the pump still works somewhat.

I understand it being an old chip with high power consumption, but these temps still feel really high with a water cooler. If this is normal, i'd be really relieved to know so. If this is far too high, are there suggestions for how to remedy this? I don't plan on making a new system for at least another two years, so buying a new radiator is not out of the question. If I need to, I will prefer a liquid solution over a heatpipe or static solution.

Thanks for any help
 

MoonFartFlam

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As true as that is, I was not the one who chose the initial setup. I am however looking for solutions to what I think are high temps. Considering I have limited case space around the cpu, I need to go with a new liquid radiator?
 

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The case is a Fractal Arc Midi Tower. The current configuration has a fan pulling air from the top and the H60 mounted on the rear.
 

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Much appreciated. I'll look into that area to see what is affordable.
 

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