56 months ago
So the EVO 212 doesnt fit, it's too tall to allow me to put the lid on my case (by about 0.5" or so).
I needed to proceed with the built so i put the Intel stock cooler in for my i7-4790K CPU.
I mainly plan to use this machine for Handbrake encoding and Plex Video Transcoding, so the CPU will be at 100% for extended amount of time.
Initial test with handbrake had the CPU up to 93 degree C in seconds and then it dropped and settled at 88 degree C. This appears to be clearly in the red and outside the comfort zone.
Any suggestions for a high capacity cooler that is a bit less tall than the EVO 212?
Also I was shocked how quickly the CPU temp came up, basically the fan did not even have time enough to ramp up. Could this indicate something went wrong with the termal paste? When i put the stock cooler on i didn't add any paste since the stock cooler has it. However I thought i had to turn the knobs on the cooler mounts to lock them in, but instead this releases them. So the cooler popped off at whcih point i looked at the termal paste, it looked very nicely distributed so i put the cooler back on.
Any suggestions great appreciated.