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I don't understand why, even with cool n quiet when it's downlocked to 800mhz, only usin 16w the lowest temp i see is 47c. My room is much much hotter because of the weather, but do temps really get that bad even with liquid cooling? I'm not sure what to do.. This computer was prebuilt and i'm not sure how to take off the cooling block thing, or even if i need to. Also, if i was to switch to air(hyper 212+) would i have to take out my whole motherboard?
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What program are you using to look at your temps?
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Idle temps mean nothing. What is the temp on load? Also the h50 isn't really high performance liquid cooling, so keep that in mind.
    
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The people who built your computer obviously did a terrible job seating the H50. You should try to take it off, reapply TIM, and reseat. If you were to switch to a 212+ (which is worse than an H50) you'd have to take out your whole mobo, yes.
 
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I use hwmonitor, and i'm afraid to run prime because it'll def exceed 62c, playin witcher 2 i saw max to be 63c :/ it was never this bad before... use to idle around 35c and max at 55c, also is there any guide on how to take this cooling block thing off? Is it just unscrew the 4 screws and pop it off? Do i need to take off the fan and the radiator? Or just what's directly sitting on top of the cpu. Also what's a good brand TIM, i don't have any?
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Make sure all fans are working and there's no excess dust on the radiator, also, is your ambient temp much higher than it was the last time you checked CPU temp?
Edit: Brainfart, by the time I finished first sentence I managed to forget you clarified that the temps went up by a lot...
Still, H50 is not a bad cooler so temps shouldn't be that high.
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I use hwmonitor, and i'm afraid to run prime because it'll def exceed 62c, playin witcher 2 i saw max to be 63c :/ it was never this bad before... use to idle around 35c and max at 55c, also is there any guide on how to take this cooling block thing off? Is it just unscrew the 4 screws and pop it off? Do i need to take off the fan and the radiator? Or just what's directly sitting on top of the cpu. Also what's a good brand TIM, i don't have any?
Check this out.I hope this helps.

http://www.corsair.com/media/cms/man...stallation.pdf
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Yeah that's pretty high temps. I am idling at 27-28 degrees celsius and max temp is 46 degrees celsius with the Cooler Master Hyper 212+.

I can attribute that to good case air flow, and my ambient temperatures are mild. But overall I am very impressed with the 212+ as a cooler.

You CAN install the 212+ WITHOUT removing your motherboard IF you have a computer case that allows you to access the back of your motherboard. Also you will need to have a decent amount of space in your case so you can fit your hands in the cpu area fairly easily. The 212+ on my current build was the first time I ever installed a 3rd party cooler and I was able to do it quite easily without removing my motherboard. The only tricky part was the final step of screwing in the last 4 screws to complete the installation. You have to put a moderate amount of pressure to get all the screws in, and since it was my first time I was trying to be super delicate.
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