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Hey guys,

I've read a few topics about problems like I'm having, but seems like no one has ever been resolved, so I'm going to ask it again:

I bought a Corsair H60 and I own a Q9550 @ stock clocks and voltages, and I'm getting temps like 42-46ºC on idle and 65-68ºC on Prime95 stress testing. Is that really high ?

If yes, what can I do?

I already :

Reseated it twice
Removed the original thermal paste and applied some Artic Silver
Checked to see if my fans were not blowing air to each other

The temps are still the same confused.gif

Edit: Forgot to tell that I have it on push/pull config. with the stock Corsair FAN and a NZXT 46CFM fan also. Also forgot to tell that it is on exhaust mode

Edit reason: Typo commited, the correct model is H60, not 70, I don't know why I'm not able to change the thread name
Edited by slipee - 10/6/11 at 8:35am
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how fast are fans spinning compared to there MAX

whats ur ambient room temp? or ART for the rest of this thread
   
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I know this sucks but I would suggest this. Get a tube of Shin Etsu G751, do not spread it. Apply a pea sized dollop to the center or your CPU remount the block(having cleaned off the AS5 of course) and let the weight of the block spread the TIM. I've never been a fan of spreading TIM especially a TIM that requires 200 hours of burn in time.

G751 is 8 hours or less. I think you'll be much happier with the results. Also make sure your fans are both pointing in the same direction and if you can you might consider taking a cheapo 120 hacking out the braces so the blades fall out of the frame and use that as a shroud between you Push fan and the Radiator. This should nab you a couple degrees less than what you're running now.

But to be quite honest you aren't very far from stock Intel temps if at all. Intel will always run pretty hot. HT builds up quite a bit of heat. If you want even cooler temps you might wish to lapp that chip. Q6600 should be out of warranty by now I would imagine. I have two lapped chips at the moment(AMD) and they both went down 10c or better after I lapped them. smile.gif

If you decide to lapp it I would also suggest lapping the cold plate on that Hydro pump. Should help get that temp down even further. biggrin.gif

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1. fans - mainly sleeves - degrade in performance over time; there's more friction and loss of balance.

2. you should have two identical fans with the same cfm.
I'd try unplugging one fan at a time and see what difference each makes at idle, then try some light duty - zip a movie, for ex - and check temps also.
On the cheap, I'd keep the best fan and buy its pair; else, buy some decent fans - see the H50/70 Forum.
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman;15196051 
Apply a pea sized dollop to the center or your CPU

doh.gif

...Or you could follow the proper "horizontal line" application procedure for a Core 2 Quad: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth/int/hl/intel_app_method_horizontal_line_v1.1.pdf

The "middle dot" method is only applicable for the following Intel processors:
Pentium 4 or Legacy Single Core with Metal Cap
Celeron D or Legacy Single Core with Metal Cap
Xeon Series: Legacy Core with Metal Cap
Edited by jlells01 - 10/5/11 at 8:53pm
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Originally Posted by jlells01;15196366 
doh.gif

...Or you could follow the proper "horizontal line" application procedure for a Core 2 Quad: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appmeth/int/hl/intel_app_method_horizontal_line_v1.1.pdf

Or you can do it my way. Many people will say to use an old credit card or window film squeegie to spread the TIM.

The thing is G751 spreads REALLY easily. If you do the Line bit you WILL end up with bubbles in your spread. Spreading it with a razor, credit card, squeegie or some other flat surface beforehand doesn't guarantee a flat surface on a CPU that is not lapped because there is typically a slight dome on them and the edges sometimes have a bit of crowning, so you end up with some thick spots that don't get the best thermalconductivity with the cold plate.

But if you do it my way the pump is heavy enough to spread G751 and when you twist the pump to get it to lock into place it helps spread it more thoroughly.

It's not mandatory to do the line method. In fact it's a SUGGESTED method. Holy hell I thought my OCD was bad. You sir should be seeking help if you haven't already. wink.gif

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Originally Posted by ar3f;15196334 
1. fans - mainly sleeves - degrade in performance over time; there's more friction and loss of balance.

2. you should have two identical fans with the same cfm.
I'd try unplugging one fan at a time and see what difference each makes at idle, then try some light duty - zip a movie, for ex - and check temps also.
On the cheap, I'd keep the best fan and buy its pair; else, buy some decent fans - see the H50/70 Forum.

I have another NZXT fan (the one with 46cfm) would it be too bad to put 2 of these? (I know the CFM is not the best, but it would be 2 exactly equal fans)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ceadderman;15196457 
Or you can do it my way.

Your delusions of grandeur are startling; I'll listen to the TIM manufacturer.
Edited by jlells01 - 10/5/11 at 9:29pm
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Originally Posted by jlells01;15196541 
Your delusions of grandeur are startling; I'll listen to the TIM manufacturer.

You mean Intel right? mellowsmiley.gif

@jlells...I would suggest a pair of Yate Loons in at least Medium Speed Silents. You can get those for less than $10 before shipping from a lot of places. thumb.gif

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those temps are way too high.

I suspect you haven't tightened the heatsink unto the CPU tight enough. Make sure you really tighten the plate, not semi tight, really tight.
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