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I've just done a reseat. 4mm line of paste in the centre. I remounted bracket nice and secure. secured the HS even pressure and fully tightened everything so the cooler is rock solid. Prime95 now reports 85c full load at 1.35v 4.3ghz, still not as good my my H50. I can't remount any harder.

Heatpipes seem cool.
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Try the washer trick... worked for me and my hyper212+
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post #43 of 126
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I've just done a reseat. 4mm line of paste in the centre. I remounted bracket nice and secure. secured the HS even pressure and fully tightened everything so the cooler is rock solid. Prime95 now reports 85c full load at 1.35v 4.3ghz, still not as good my my H50. I can't remount any harder.

Heatpipes seem cool.
This is odd, somthing sounds funny about this. I was curious about what was going on when you were asking about your temps with the H50, I dislike that cooler, but its not a "bad" performer. It should have cooled your chip at that voltage and clock to an acceptable level. The fact that you are getting subpar performance from 2 coolers in the same system it's leading me to think that there may be somthing wrong. Have you dubble checked your VCore with CPUID? Just to make sure its not going wonky underload. also just for the record, what are your ambiant temps? Have you made any tests with the D-14 @stock clock and voltage?
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Above me. Please read his post, it's what i feel too and after my few posts in this thread, i feel like giving up
You feel like giving up because you posted two times asking if the TIM was spread evenly, and there have been multiple cleanings and reapplications of the TIM in response to your posts? that doesn't make much sense...


agree with above Khaotic, that does seem odd...
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This is odd, somthing sounds funny about this. I was curious about what was going on when you were asking about your temps with the H50, I dislike that cooler, but its not a "bad" performer. It should have cooled your chip at that voltage and clock to an acceptable level. The fact that you are getting subpar performance from 2 coolers in the same system it's leading me to think that there may be somthing wrong. Have you dubble checked your VCore with CPUID? Just to make sure its not going wonky underload. also just for the record, what are your ambiant temps? Have you made any tests with the D-14 @stock clock and voltage?
This or airflow problem did u mod you case for the h50???????
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I've tried 4 remounts with different tim methods and stuff. My ambients are 16c. My H50 had to deal with the same ambients. All i know is this cooler is an average of 10c higher at the exact same speed/volts. I checked the volts via full load ect. Everything is the same!
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Have you checked to see if the base of the heatsink or processor is concave or not flat enough?
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post #48 of 126
As long as it isn't anything painfully obvious (like not using the fans or not removing the plastic cover) it could be a faulty cooler.
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post #49 of 126
If you could slap the H50 back on one more time and get the same previous (b4 noctua) temp reading then the heatsink is faulty. Get a replacement.
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Seems ok. The HS when installed looks slightly higher one one side. Could just be in my head, i don't know. Should get my cash back?

Edit: My H50 was sold. I don't have it.
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