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Yes I realize I forgot the r in Corsair. Anyways I'm debating if I should try reseating my H80. But the only paste I can find at the moment is the paste that came with my Prolimatech Megahalems that I bought about 2 years ago. Is this paste adequate?

Heres my temps after 2 hours of prime95 blend. What do you guys think?

2500k @ 4.6ghz 1.304v under load. Ambient temps are about 80F. Installed as exhaust balanced profile with stock fans.


Edited by orlywutlol - 7/30/11 at 9:15pm
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TIM that comes on the H80s is better then what your thinking of using..maybe even see worse temps
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TIM that comes on the H80s is better then what your thinking of using..maybe even see worse temps

Hmm. I was just debating about trying to lower my temps. I have seen a few H80s with about 5-8c lower temps even with higher volts than i'm pumping through my 2500k.
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80F ambient? Your temps are just fine then. TIM will not drop your temps significantly. Good TIM and avg TIM are only separated by maybe 2-3c tops in performance. Plus your temps look good.
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holy crap didn't even notice your ambient temps

their is your problem!!
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IIRC the corsair coolers come with really good stock TIM, and the stuff your thinking of will be worse
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holy crap didn't even notice your ambient temps

their is your problem!!
;-D yes its quite warm in my room.
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;-D yes its quite warm in my room.
turn up the AC to about 70-75F for christ sake!!

it wont kill your electric bill that much if you put it at 70F while you benchmark!! and then put it back later
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turn up the AC to about 70-75F for christ sake!!

it wont kill your electric bill that much if you put it at 70F while you benchmark!! and then put it back later
Haha ill try it out tomorrow. As long as my temps are within check with ambient temps I suppose I don't have anything to worry about.
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post #10 of 17
Don't change the TIM. Wait a day or two, then re-tighten the H80 block screws a little.

Tighten the screws in this order:

1 -----3
...CPU
4-----2
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