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I bought a Corsair H60 yesterday and got it up and running today. It seems as though it cools no better than the stock air cooler I had before. It's at almost the exact same temperatures as the stock AMD cooler that came with my 1055T. I set it up how I thought it should go it the case. I installed the fan on the back of the case and set it so that it would blow air into the radiator from outside the case. Then I just screwed on the heatsink.

Did I do something wrong or am I just expecting too much from this cooler? BTW, the stock air cooler temps were 30C idle and 55C load. The water cooler has about the exact same idle and load temps. I must have done something wrong because I don't think that was supposed to happen.
Edited by Tman5293 - 12/13/11 at 9:25pm
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with my 1090t i hit 19c on idle and 48c with 30min prime95 but i have a push pull going on the outside of my case.
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might want to pull it off and see how the TIM looks. clean off the old stuff and apply your own paste and try again. HTH

EDIT: wouldnt you want the fan to be blowing the heat out of the case? (assuming the PSU is exhausting out the rear as-well)
Edited by qbical - 12/12/11 at 9:47pm
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im not using the stock tim that came with the cooler im using the phobya hegrease since it helped my gpu temps alot on my gpu.
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might want to pull it off and see how the TIM looks. clean off the old stuff and apply your own paste and try again. HTH
EDIT: wouldnt you want the fan to be blowing the heat out of the case? (assuming the PSU is exhausting out the rear as-well)

I thought that the fan should be blowing cold air into the radiator. To keep the coolant cool. Wouldn't pulling hot air from the case through the radiator make it hotter?
Edited by Tman5293 - 12/12/11 at 10:08pm
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I thought that the fan should be blowing cold air into the radiator. To keep the coolant cool. Would pulling hot air from the case through the radiator make it hotter?
yes you will get slightly better cpu temps that way. depending on how hot the ambient inside your case is. ie. if you have gpu's grinding away.
i for one have my h50 as an exhaust i dont like the idea of dumping hot air into my case especially not with 2 gpus sandwiched together already.
do you have the pump plugged in to a 3 pin header?
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I thought that the fan should be blowing cold air into the radiator. To keep the coolant cool. Would pulling hot air from the case through the radiator make it hotter?
yes you will get slightly better cpu temps that way. depending on how hot the ambient inside your case is. ie. if you have gpu's grinding away.
i for one have my h50 as an exhaust i dont like the idea of dumping hot air into my case especially not with 2 gpus sandwiched together already.
do you have the pump plugged in to a 3 pin header?

The pump is indeed plugged into a 3 pin header. Why? Is that a good thing or bad? It does get rather hot in my room after I've been playing BF3 for a while. My 6850 gets pretty hot.

EDIT: I thought it would be good to add that I am also using a BIOS S.M.A.R.T. fan profile on my cpu fan. It keeps the radiator fan at 62% while the CPU temperature is less than 40C. I was using this profile with the stock cooler to keep it quiet. I left it on with the H60. Should I turn it off now that I have a water cooler?
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You are creating positive pressure inside your case by blowing inside. Your fan should push hot air out.
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The pump is indeed plugged into a 3 pin header. Why? Is that a good thing or bad? It does get rather hot in my room after I've been playing BF3 for a while. My 6850 gets pretty hot.

EDIT: I thought it would be good to add that I am also using a BIOS S.M.A.R.T. fan profile on my cpu fan. It keeps the radiator fan at 62% while the CPU temperature is less than 40C. I was using this profile with the stock cooler to keep it quiet. I left it on with the H60. Should I turn it off now that I have a water cooler?
is your "BIOS S.M.A.R.T. fan profile" affecting your other fan headers? like maybe the one you have your pump plugged into?
make sure you have that header set to disabled for 100%.
use hwmonitor to check pump speeds
according to this:http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=94713 , 2000-2500 rpm is normal pump rpm for h60.
also how much and how did you apply thermal paste?
what are your ambients?
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You are creating positive pressure inside your case by blowing inside. Your fan should push hot air out.

I'm going to try turning the fan around to see if it helps at all.
Quote:
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Quote:
The pump is indeed plugged into a 3 pin header. Why? Is that a good thing or bad? It does get rather hot in my room after I've been playing BF3 for a while. My 6850 gets pretty hot.
EDIT: I thought it would be good to add that I am also using a BIOS S.M.A.R.T. fan profile on my cpu fan. It keeps the radiator fan at 62% while the CPU temperature is less than 40C. I was using this profile with the stock cooler to keep it quiet. I left it on with the H60. Should I turn it off now that I have a water cooler?
is your "BIOS S.M.A.R.T. fan profile" affecting your other fan headers? like maybe the one you have your pump plugged into?
make sure you have that header set to disabled for 100%.
use hwmonitor to check pump speeds
according to this:http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=94713 , 2000-2500 rpm is normal pump rpm for h60.
also how much and how did you apply thermal paste?
what are your ambients?

The smart profile only affects the cpu fan. Which is the radiator fan, not the water pump. I will try turning it off to see if that changes anything. My pump is at 4398 RPM. The thermal paste was pre-applied on the heatsink. The room temperature is somewhere between 70 and 75 Fahrenheit.
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[Intel] i7-4790K @ 4.5GHz [Gigabyte] Z97X-Gaming GT [EVGA] GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0... [G.SKILL] Ripjaws 16GB (4x4GB) @ 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
[Samsung] 840 Pro 256GB (OS/Programs/Games) [Western Digital] Caviar Blue 640GB (User Files) [HP] DVD-RW Multi-Recorder Lightscribe [Corsair] H100i Hydro Cooler 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
[Corsair] SP120L High Performance 120mm Radiato... [Corsair] SP120L High Performance 120mm Radiato... [Corsair] SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm ... [Corsair] SP120 High Performance Edition 120mm ... 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
[Corsair] 140mm Top Exhaust Fan (White LED) [Corsair] 140mm Top Exhaust Fan (White LED) [Corsair] 140mm Rear Exhaust Fan [Microsoft] Windows 10 Pro (64-Bit) 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
[ASUS] VG278HE 27' LED - 1920x1080p@144Hz [ASUS] VE278Q 27' LED - 1920x1080p@60Hz [Acer] H233H 23' LCD - 1920x1080p@30Hz [Corsair] Vengeance K70 (Silver) 
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