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post #11 of 49
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Originally Posted by Angrybutcher;15165901 
You should not be hitting those temps with that voltage, even on the stock cooler. I'd check your mount/seat and reapply TIM. Even removing and reinstalling the heatsink can create air pockets between the CPU and Heatsink which will inflate temperatures greatly.

Trust me, yes he should. The stock cooler is horrible.
post #12 of 49
Is that...

...Is your 2500K passively cooled?

EDIT:
Nvm, made the picture bigger, the bar made it look funny.

A 212+ should fit fine in there, me thinks. The bar is above the power supply, and a 212 is shorter than that, IIRC.

That looks like a rack-mount case from here. Is it?
Edited by SectorNine50 - 10/3/11 at 3:48pm
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ok...so the H80....where would I put it? do I need to remove my motherbourd to have it installed? how would I mount the H80 cooler?
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post #14 of 49
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Trust me, yes he should. The stock cooler is horrible.
The ONLY time I hit 85c+ with the stock cooler was when the block wasn't secured properly and again when I didn't reapply TIM after reseating the heatsink.
 
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post #15 of 49
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ok...so the H80....where would I put it? do I need to remove my motherbourd to have it installed? how would I mount the H80 cooler?
Yes, you need to remove the motherboard to install the backplate. The cooler comes with instructions on how to install it, it's very simple and should take no more than 10-15 minutes. There's also many guides on YouTube.
post #16 of 49
Sounds like you might not have the stock cooler installed correctly. I don't have an overclock but run at similar volts (0.9 at idle 1.22 max) and was hitting 90's during gaming too. Re-seated the stock heatsink and now none of my cores get over 65 C during stress testing.
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ok...so the H80....where would I put it? do I need to remove my motherbourd to have it installed? how would I mount the H80 cooler?
Looking at the pictures of that case, the only place I can see is where the internal 120mm fan is located. If that still gives you enough clearance between it and the motherboard, I don't know. Are those two 80mm fans on the rear or are they smaller?
 
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post #18 of 49
You will not have enought place to put a tower style cooler. A self-contain cooler like Corsair H60 could a good option , but only if you have a place to exhaust the hot air. Maybe modding the case and push upward, or you use a cooler like mine, the Gemini II S, it won't be too tall (and a hole on the top of the case would bring fresh air to your CPU, which desperatly need some).

Edit : you will need a 120mm hole to install the H80
post #19 of 49
unless you have an access panel on the back, you'll have to remove the motherboard. For my first suggestion though is a better case, that one looks too cramped.
post #20 of 49
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unless you have an access panel on the back, you'll have to remove the motherboard. And in all honesty, the Corsair H series isn't the best, its the best for the decibels, but an air solution might cool better. For my first suggestion though is a better case, that one looks too cramped.
Well, the only reason I was suggesting an H series cooler in the first place is because that bar looks like it limits any room to add an aftermarket heatsink.
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