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So, I've already posted some threads here about how overclocking my Q9550 has been hard due to the fact that it's really heating no matter what I do... (just 5-10C degrees less than the stock cooler...)

I already tried to switch the original fan with two R4's, applied thermal paste several times, reseated the block uncountable times, etc...

So I went on Corsair's support webpage and submitted a technical support request. The answer?

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CorsairTS Has advised the client to request an RMA 10/11/2011 6:15:01 PM
The problem is that I live in Brazil, so I don't exactly know how this is going to work. Did anyone here already have to request a RMA to Corsair not living on US? What was the process?

I'm happy they requested me to go RMA this, but now I'm afraid I'll have to pay expensive shipping taxes :/
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What exactly are your temps? Stock cooler ~75c H60 ~65c???

Sounds about right to me.
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Quote:
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What exactly are your temps? Stock cooler ~75c H60 ~65c???

Sounds about right to me.
What?! 65c sounds about right? No way. At that minimal OC while under 100%, I would guess 55 and below.
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There are a couple reports of people getting temps that low (55c), even above 5ghz. I am a bit skeptical of those reports however. The H50/60 will be better than the stock cooler, but only expect 5-10c difference.
 
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Might be a dumb question, but did you plug in both two pin cables into your motherboard? One for the H60, one for the fan?
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post #6 of 77
That temps sounds about right, your just expecting too much on H60. don't waste your money on rma shipping.

And if you want better temps you can use better Thermal paste or faster fans
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Might be a dumb question, but did you plug in both two pin cables into your motherboard? One for the H60, one for the fan?
Yes, all the fans are running at 100% and also is pump
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There are a couple reports of people getting temps that low (55c), even above 5ghz. I am a bit skeptical of those reports however. The H50/60 will be better than the stock cooler, but only expect 5-10c difference.
I honestly can't believe that the H60 is that bad. He is running 1.15v (sig). At this performance, the 212+ is the better cooler with ONE fan!
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That temps sounds about right, your just expecting too much on H60. don't waste your money on rma shipping.
I was getting like 50ºC-55ºC on idle stock, and now I'm getting 41-42C with H60...

On load it was like 72-75C, and now (with stock voltages and cores), I'm getting 72-74C...

Normal ?
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I honestly can't believe that the H60 is that bad. He is running 1.15v (sig). At this performance, the 212+ is the better cooler with ONE fan!
Yes, I wasn't expecting it to be that bad also...

I had to lower my voltages to 1.15 to be able to overclock... Because on stock voltages the temps were just going like 80-88C...

I think with my actual voltages, on 100% load I would be getting the same temps with this H60 and with my old stock cooler...
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