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I have an H50 which was working fine last week. All of a sudden idle temps have gone up about 8 degrees (33) and load temps don't stop rising untill it gets dangerously high. 5mins of Prime 95 and the temp is 63degrees.

I took the H50 out and replaced with a brand new AMD stock cooler. Idle is now 34 degrees (just 1 higher than h50) and it tops out at 54degrees in Prime 95 running for 45mins and thats with CnQ enabled. at 100% fan speed its only reaching 48.

Do corsair offer a warranty with the H50? I can only assume its faulty?

I have tried different fans, radiator in different places...no difference.
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post #2 of 9
Did you check to make sure the fan was working and the radiator wasnt clogged with dust?
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Were you using the stock TIM?

Did you try removing the oem TIM then replacing it and re-seating the unit?
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post #4 of 9
yup. check filter/radiator

after 1-2 months of extra light h50 use my radiator was like clogged
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post #5 of 9
63 degrees isn't dangerously hot for 4.0Ghz, in fact, that's considered the norm for an H50 cooler. For example, on an H70 with my rig my i7 2600k @ 4.5 gets as high as 72c when it's around 80 degrees outside.
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On the AMD website it says max temp for the 1090T chip is 62 degrees. In my old case it was maxing out at 40 degrees after being on all day.

Radiator is clean. I have cleaned off the TIM using Articlean and reapplied Artic Silver 5 as i thought that might cure it and it was no better (i know it takes time to cure but still poor)

My stock cooler (yes its not overclocked) is performing better than my H50. I tried stock clocks on the H50 in prime and it still reached 60. Stock stays at 50 tops

Oh and i live in England!!
Edited by Darylrese - 5/10/11 at 2:42pm
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Strangely AMD Overdrive, HWMonitor and CoreTemp dont display my temperatures...they just display as 0?!?!?!

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Oh, you're AMD. Stupid me, I thought you were Intel.
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Yes 1090T X6 I have RMA'd to the supplier. They are going to test and get back to me ASAP.
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