- May 28, 2019
I had a CPU fan crap out on my old 4930K (@ 4.3 GHz) rig in the cave last week. I ordered a pair of new ones, took the mount off my old 2600K Hyper 212, and set up the 4930K in push-pull. It's the first time I've done that. It was not necessarily a huge drop in temps, but they maintained during stress tests and gaming in a room that I let get upwards of 80 degrees yesterday. CPU mostly held 50-60c and during 3d mark, it peaked at 68c in the CPU test. I'm guessing it must have had some thermal throttling issues going on that I never attributed(because I hardly ever saw it go above 65c in gaming) but things were much smoother with Horizon Zero Dawn yesterday and that game is majorly CPU-intensive.