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I purchased an h60 about 2 weeks ago and have been using it on my and 955. I am very unhappy with the results. Earlier today, I was ideling at 55 just browsing the web. When I play BC2 I usually hits about 63 or so. I took it out and realized I had a ton of paste on so I cleaned it up and have a more desirable amount. I am running the 955 in an asus m2n-sli deluxe @1.4875v. Unfortunately anything under that is unstable (running 24/7 at 3.68ghz).

I'm debating returning the h60 and going back to my zalman 9700 or getting something else. But when I put the h60 on my AMD 6400+, it idled at 27.

Are my results typical for my setup or should I invest in an nh-14 or 212+? Or maybe even something else? I'm not too impressed by the stock fan, which only runs at 1800 rpm. I've been thinking about modding the radiator with 2 fans, but I don't thing that will yield that much of a gain.

Thoughts?
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Something is wrong.

My athlon idles at 35-39 at 1.575-1.58v (vboost) Full load 24hrs at 50-52C.
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I think a lot of this has to do with my board runnin an am3 processor. I think I would have better results if I has the processor in an am3 board? I feel like I need higher volts because the am2 CPUs require less power. Is that correct?
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Sorry about misspelling and errors. At work on my iPhone. Autocorrect sucks.
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post #5 of 39
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My friend claims his 955 idles at 30 with an h80 at 1.55v. Just don't want to waste money on another cooler if I don't need to.
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post #6 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalastbmills View Post
My friend claims his 955 idles at 30 with an h80 at 1.55v. Just don't want to waste money on another cooler if I don't need to.
It should, with the amount of heat coming off my Oc'd NB and the one intake fan in my case, and the 1.575-8v I'm getting 35C, I would easily get 30 in the right environment.

You should look at how your temps scale with the precious heatsink. That may prove it is your board, and/or it just is performing poorly.
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post #7 of 39
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You should look at how your temps scale with the precious heatsink. That may prove it is your board, and/or it just is performing poorly.
What do you mean by that first sentence?
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post #8 of 39
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How tight should the heats ink sit. It seems like the screws on the bracket can be tightened forever. Im afraid I'm going to harm the CPU/board if I over tighten the CPU piece.
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post #9 of 39
That's what I thought when I was tightening on my hyper 212+. Supposedly, you are supposed to go all the way down so that they are barely snug, but not too tight. It might be that you didn't seat it well.
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post #10 of 39
I think you're just making poor contact with your CPU. I had the same issue with my H60. I was getting really high idle temps and full load were 75deg. I rotated the pump block 90 deg. so that "Corsair" reads vertically. I could tell almost instantly that it made better contact with the CPU and my temps showed it as well. Now my idle temps are in the low 30's C

You should also be able to tighten the screws down fully. I have.
You really need to make sure that you're making proper contact with your CPU.
 
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