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So I've had mixed feeling about my h60 for some time now. ~70-74C load temps w/ ~28C Ambient at around 4.7ghz @ 1.36v is kinda starting to annoying me.. I've gone through almost 2g of Shin-Itsu thermal paste and no matter what i do i cant get the temps to improve.

Tried different mounting methods..TIM application methods..rotated the pump/block everything.

/RANT OFF

4.7ghz 1.36v
H60
Idle : 31C-37C on highest core
Load : 73C after 1.5 hours

Time for the WCing goodies.. just put an order in for

Swifttech MCR320 Rad
EK Supreme LTX
PrimoChill Blue 7/16x5/8 Tubing
1/2 ID Barbs for the Radiator
7/16x5/8 Bitspower Compression fittings for everything else
EK Res
MCP 355

Its gonna be my first true WCing loop so any suggestions/comments are welcome gonna update this thread when it all comes in with the new temps and pictures.

Will include current pics soon.
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Good luck with the "real" WC kit. It's posts like this that confirm my suspicion of bogus reviews saying the H50/60/70/80/100 can get sub 60c temps at 5.2ghz.
 
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I cant pick at that mate looks good, I would go for 1/2 barbs all the way round they look so much better then compressions. IMO

Buy some tube cutters too, they are lifesavers.
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Are you an ///Mfester?


I agree..I get the same temps with my h60.
     
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You could also lap the processor, which should decrease temps some degrees.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
Good luck with the "real" WC kit. It's posts like this that confirm my suspicion of bogus reviews saying the H50/60/70/80/100 can get sub 60c temps at 5.2ghz.
Somehow they're just not consistent between setups, I'm wondering if it has to do with the pump speed depending on the motherboard its connected to. Running my i5@ 4.6Ghz 1.322v after 12 hours of prime my hottest core was 63*C, ambient was 25-26*C. Then I see guys with a similar setup going 10*C hotter.
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I was using IBT max when I got my readings into the 70s. Prime doesn't touch 70. Try IBT.
     
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Strange I am @ 4.5 and even folding never see above 60C on an H50. Is it drawing cold air or hot case air?
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Everyone with these "awesome" temps try intelburntest!
     
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post #10 of 16
I'll kindly take it, heheh

I just built my first pc and currently using the stock heatsink.

Trying to see if I am brave enough to try the custom water cooling, but
it all seems so intimidating after just building my first PC. lol
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