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I'll say this; I have an H50 w/2 Noctua NF-P12 120mm Fans sitting on a Q6600 clocked at 3.3GHz (G0 stepping), at 1.41 vCore, and it doesn't pass 59c on full load. Used Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste. The same cooler was on my old 1090T Phenon II, and wouldn't even hold it at 4GHz, and in theory, the 1090T is a "better overclocker" than the Q6600. The cooler is crap in some situations...not all situations.
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Ok, but then how is yours mounted? It really seems to depend on the fans and the way its mounted.
    
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Tubes look fine to me. Your temps look fine. I understand that you expected more out of the h50 vs the 212 which is understandable as I would as well. The only advise I can give is to reseat the block with less of the stock goo (if you haven't already done that and you should have) and replace the fans with 2x of the same fan. I suggest the scythe gt ap15s. They run at 1850rpm with low noise and great static pressure which is needed for a radiator. Also spend a couple hours cleaning up your wiring to promote better airflow. Can't think of any reason why the 212 would outperform the h50.

Btw my ambient is around 22c and I idle in the low 30s
Idle temps suck but it really show off under load. Gaming doesn't break 55

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I wonder, how much would adding a res help? after reading all this you guys say that there isn't enough fluid and it just gets too hot to fast.

But then ofcourse its not a closed loop. Or can i close it again?
    
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closed loop means that liquid is always the same, and no taking fresh cold liquid and trowing away hot and used. continuous flow of same coolant = closed loop =/= "closed" loop.
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I wonder, how much would adding a res help? after reading all this you guys say that there isn't enough fluid and it just gets too hot to fast.

But then ofcourse its not a closed loop. Or can i close it again?
Prolly 2-5c.
Of course that would mean you couldn't return it. However, it would be a cheap venture into watercooling, and it wouldn't cost you more than 20 bucks, I wouldn't think. Anyways, h50 results are heavily mixed with different climates and time of year etc. For instance, at 3.4 Ghz, my Xeon e5620's sit idle at ~34C and load at ~52c. On my i7 they were ~38c idle, and 56c load. The whole aspect of the h50 is to get similar performance as a mid-to high end aircooler without having the heavy metal heatsink on your motherboard covering the board and causing other problems. Such as: covering headers, plugs, and the ability to take ram in and out. It's an alternative solution and a niche market. As said before, mileage will vary, but its not supposed to be the "best cooler", its really for people who are interested in the benefits of watercooling, but aren't too sure if they really want to, " get their feet wet", for lack of a better term.
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closed loop means that liquid is always the same, and no taking fresh cold liquid and trowing away hot and used. Continuous flow of same coolant = closed loop =/= "closed" loop.
huh?
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My H50 is currently sitting on my X6 oc'd to 4.3Ghz, full load temps never go past 45 degrees...and i'm not exaggerating.
Both my cpu and block are lapped, a shroud on both fans as you can see.


I recently sealed up the gaps between the the fans, shroud and rad with thick electrical tape which got me a 2 degree drop.
The H50 is an excellent cooling solution when implemented correctly, its just a matter of tinkering and tweaking the configuration to your system to get the optimal performance out of it.
.......just though i'd throw my 2 cents in
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Got mine as intake with push and pull with 2 Scythe kaze 1600rpm fans. The tube's are bent fairly bad. Love the cooler for amd but intel is a different story..
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Can't say mine are bent any worse and doesn't seem to affect performance at all.

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