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Is my H70 crappy?

post #1 of 7
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posted this over at the corsair forum without much action.
i'm getting some high temps and wanted to know if my h70 is bad or just a bad setup by me or is this normal temps.
ambient is usually 80f-90f i know hot as hell.
i7 950 stock 40c-45c idle/70-80 load i have tried the fans as intake and exhaust.
i have tried the stock TIM and some AS5. tried with stock fans and also some gentle typhoons and coolermaster r4.
The pump is running at 1350-1400rpm. I'm using coretemps/realtemps to get readings.

tried remounting at least 10 times already so even if i'm real bad at it i must've gotten it right once, but temps always the same.

is it time for an rma or are temps normal, any help would be great. what are some other peeps temps. thanks
post #2 of 7
What kind of voltage and overclock are you running? We can't tell if it is normal or not unless you say what kind of overclock you are doing. If you are running stock speeds then yes something is very wrong.

EDIT: nvm I see you say stock in the paragraph. I think your temps are high, but 80 to 90 F is a high ambient temp as well. How is your case airflow? Have you tried changing the orientation of the fans so that fresh outside air is blown through the radiator?

You can try lowering your voltage. My i7-950 will do stock speeds at 1.0V. As you can see in my sig I am running a very mild overclock while running less than stock voltage. My chip runs cooler than stock even though it is slightly overclocked. I prefer silence over absolute speed.

I idle at about 30C and load temps are 65C max. Ambient is about 75 F. However, I have my fans set at 800 RPM with a fan controller. I do not speed them up even under load and my temps still stay under 70C. My rig is built for absolute silence. I can get much better temps if I turn the fans up.

Is your case the Lian-Li dragonlord? This one?
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=1

The airflow looks very limited with that case, only 1 intake and 1 exhaust. That could also be part of your problem. Considering that you have a very hot GPU that also dumps heat int he case... Do you run with the side panel off or on?
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post #3 of 7
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decent airflow in case. i have 2 intake fans from front/two exhaust on the top and the h70 exhausting out the back.
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As above, what's the overclock? If none, something's wrong, RMA. If there is one, the higher end seems a bit high. Idle could be like that for a number of reasons. My H60 cools a 4.0 to 60-70's on load with 20's idle. Also, what paste are you using?
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post #5 of 7
hi

Ah check to see if the 3 pin that you have your pump pluged into is set for 100% in the Bios fan controller, maybe you over looked it, but i would say your at load temps on stock clock is ok seeing as your at 80+ room temp.
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As above, what's the overclock? If none, something's wrong, RMA. If there is one, the higher end seems a bit high. Idle could be like that for a number of reasons. My H60 cools a 4.0 to 60-70's on load with 20's idle. Also, what paste are you using?
what ambient temp are you?

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hi

Ah check to see if the 3 pin that you have your pump pluged into is set for 100% in the Bios fan controller, maybe you over looked it, but i would say your at load temps on stock clock is ok seeing as your at 80+ room temp.
yea pump is running at 1400 rpm
post #7 of 7
Hmm ok well just for a comparison i just checked my pump speed and my says 1432 rpm to 1462 rpm. Never drops below 1400 rpm. Not sure if the H70 uses the same pump. but if yours is dropping below 1400 maybe its a weak pump. oh and am OC to 3.1 and on heavy load am only at 55c. idle is 36c, ambient is 76F

Good luck
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