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[SOLVED] Temps Good?

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Just checking that my temps are good.
Mobo: P8H61-l R2.0
CPU: i7-3770
GPU: GTX 660Ti
PSU: C.Master 500 Bronze
HDDx2 5400rpm
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini
CPU Cooling: C.Master Hyper 212 Evo(I believe)
Fans: 200mm Draw, 2 80mm Exhaust, 120(?)mm CPU tower. GPU has 2 120mm(?) direction uncertain, I believe it is exhaust to side.
TIM: Arctic 4 silver

Installed my i7, tinted Evo and used pea method on CPU, here are my temps from Open Hardware Monitor:

CPU@C: Min 37@0%, 40-44@idle, 66@99.4%

My idle seems high from what I've seen but under load it seems to be fine, I believe. Seems like a weird curve if what I've read is accurate, that many are getting under 40 at idle.
Ambient temp is around 70*F.

Is that range, 44-66, reasonable? CPU achieved 66@99% with GPU reaching 75(core usage n/a) while playing Elite Dangerous
 
Jun 26, 2020
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Reached a new high of 71C on Skyrim @99.4% total, though all cores hit 100% at one point or another(a first). I know I'm probably being overzealous in my caution, but, given the compact setup and going from an i5-2400 to the i7-3770, I'd rather be safe.
All other factors are the same save gpu reached 79C.

I think what worries me is I specifically did this swap to overcome the CPU bottleneck that was keeping me from playing Doom and potentially Metro:Exodus(which is still right on the edge of too much :/). I'm guessing that if I hit 100% I'll be somewhere around 75C max, which seems higher than I'd like, but still in range if my ambient is accurate(AC is an older window unit and doesn't have a temp readout but it's almost too chilly)

I'm also worried because this was the first time I did the pea method rather than spreading and, not wanting to create air bubbles, I have no way of knowing just how well it spread, lol.
 

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I'm also worried because this was the first time I did the pea method rather than spreading and, not wanting to create air bubbles, I have no way of knowing just how well it spread, lol.
You only know by checking.

Guess you meant Artic silver 5? Is quite the "thick" compound so might take a while to cure. Myself would spread that one because of the thickness, although both methods should be fine. If you want something that spreads fine look at Arctic MX-4 or something like that, this spreads easier and the "pea method" would imo work better with that.
 
Jun 26, 2020
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I did mean AS-5.
It is pretty thick. If I see temps over 80C I'll definitely check it then. I feel pretty confident it spread over the cores themselves, and likely further, that and the tint I did on the cooler base, I think it'll be alright, but it was a real pita to tint with that TIM and I suspect there's some uneven areas along the pipe seams.

But considering no one is using exclamation points I'll assume the temps are reasonable, lol.
 
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Package temps.
Core temps range from 26-71(range between all 4)

*Monitor values were reset after PC was warmed up, so those temps are not from initial boot but after log in, use. I reset after doing some initial stressing, let it idle down, and the temps I've posted have been since that.
 

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