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post #1 of 5 Old 01-14-2011, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
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as some of you may know- i posted recently asking about h50 or h70- i bought the h50.

Processor is phenom x4 955
Case: CM Storm Scout
5 case fans- 2 side window( 120mm intakes) and 2 front (1 x 120 and 1 x 140mm intakes) and 1 top with the h50 mounted in the rear with a single intake fan. i may change the two side ones to exhaust. only the top and bottom front fans are 140mm.

I have installed the h50 today and after running it on both idle for 2 hours and full load for half an hour.
(i was previously using an asus silent knight)

my idle has gone up from 40/42c to around 44/46c
Full load does not exceed 51C

my cpu usage has gone up since also ( might be something else and not teh h50)
im not sure of my ambient temps- and im not sure how to constantly keep the h50 at 100% performance.

Ill most likely buy 2 new fans for push pull so recommendations would be appreciated as the corsair fan isnt very good in my opinion

Edit: Does the pre-applied compound have a curing period?
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Are the load temps higher or lower than what they were with the other sink? From my experience, the h50 fluctuates less (maybe higher idle) but keeps load temperatures lower. The thermal compound provided on he h50 is actually quite good, and as far as the curing period goes, yes, you probably will see slight temperature drop after a couple of weeks. However, at stock settings, my 955 runs full load at 47c at 18c ambient in a less ventilated case.

One thing to check: make absolutely sure the h50 fan is pushing cold air in from the outside and not pulling hot air over the radiator.

Hope that helps!

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the load temps are pretty much the same- within 1 or 2 degrees c

i wish my idlesw were lower and my loads were lower.. i want this comp to last another few years but teh temps are getting too high for my liking.

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I would suggest making your h50 as an exhaust. Most h series owners Have this setup

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exhaust push/pull would really help out. Mine stays around 40-43C prime95 load at stock speed with p/p scythe ap-15s, depending on ambient. With the corsair fan in push, it ran quite a bit hotter. Right now I just ran a 4gb linpack at 3.6ghz/1.4v, it got to 48C and wall power usage went from 114w up to 269w during the test. AP15s are pretty quiet for their 1850 rpm, actually they're a fair deal quieter than the corsair 1700 rpm fan they replaced.

Idle is 28-30C but I run CnQ at 0.88 volts.

I tried intake once. Mobo temps went up 10C, video card went up 5C, and CPU went down 1C. Not worth it for me.


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