55 months ago
I just built a system with this cooler and a 4790k. I was running it last night and getting a max of 60 C, the house is around 27 C. This morning I ran AIDA64 GPGPU benchmark and within two seconds the computer shutdown presumably because of thermal cutoff. I then took the 212 evo off and reinstalled it after cleaning the surfaces. I put a rice size line of the thermal compound that ships with the 212 evo. I then turned the computer back on and ran the aida64 stress test with stress cpu deselected and the temperature of the cpu got up to 81 C in less than a second then I stopped it and shut it down. Now I am back on my old computer writing this. Any ideas why it is so hot?
I was monitoring temperature with HWMonitor. Bios said CPU was 41 C after reinstalling 212 evo.
Edit: The 212 evo was always cold to the touch at the top. and warm near the bottom