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post #11 of 21
You need something with more heat pipes. 3 Arnt enough to move the heat away quick enough when you have all 8 cores going hardcore with prime.
Id recommend something at-least as good as a antec 920 or Cosair H80-H100.
Then youll find your self at the heat problem again around 1.46V (4.6ghz) And will need to do some more cooling mods to get any higher (better fans, Lap, Cold air intake)
post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 
cool i appreciate it guys. i agree John i should go buy a cooler since i was gonna upgrade anyway. I will try taht first before i rma. but i agree it just doesnt seem right. I was thinking the H80 or H100. been eyeballing those for a while now.
post #13 of 21
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Do you think the H100 is worth the extra money vs the H80 ? The reviews on both look good but im leaning towards the H80 because of the price. but if its a pretty big difference in cooling i would spend the extra $20 or whatever it is.
post #14 of 21
Difference is 1-2C between them. Main advantage of the H100 is that its quieter since you can run 4 fans instead of 2. But the overall radiator surface area is the same between them.

The Antec 920 and H80 are basically the same coolers with the 920 being a little bit better because of better stock fans.
So it might be better to pick a 920 up if you can get it cheaper other wise the H80 is a very good upgrade and a few people have been getting 4.8-5ghz on 8120's with that cooler.

Better saving a bit of coin to put into better thermal compound.
The pre-applyed stuff is meant to be decent but its been sitting around awhile so fresh stuff will always be better.
post #15 of 21
Thread Starter 
Yeah i never use the thermal paste they give me, i just ran out of mx-2 and silver 5 messing around last night. but ill get some more when i order the cooler. I was checking out the Antec 920's a few mintues ago they also look good. around the same price as the H80.

Are those just case fans that hook to those radiators ?
Edited by l3ubba - 1/26/12 at 4:39pm
post #16 of 21
hello, i'd like to ask the community what program is more accurate about temp on CPU... the asus's Ai suite II ? that shows me 27c without overclocking and doing nothing? or the Coretemp that shows me 5c at every core?

i have custom watercooling with EK cpu block and a radiator (6x120mm fans, 3 fans on top - 3 fans at bottom) and another radiaton (1x120mm fan (exhaust fan)

here is a screenshot of what im talking about :

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i would appreciate any help / suggestion
Edited by protogeo - 1/29/12 at 9:46am
post #17 of 21
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Noctua NT-H1 tim, Corsair H100 as intake (way better in a 800D than as exhaust except for dust) push/pull with 4 Scythe GT-AP14.
FX 8120 @ 4816mhz 1.4875V. Can push it to 4.9ghz@1.525V but is it worth it ?
H100 is the way to go if you aren't into custom water loops.
Protogeo: thermal probes seem ****ed up at idle no matter what monitoring software you're using.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by protogeo View Post

hello, i'd like to ask the community what program is more accurate about temp on CPU... the asus's Ai suite II ? that shows me 27c without overclocking and doing nothing? or the Coretemp that shows me 5c at every core?
i have custom watercooling with EK cpu block and a radiator (6x120mm fans, 3 fans on top - 3 fans at bottom) and another radiaton (1x120mm fan (exhaust fan)
here is a screenshot of what im talking about :
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i would appreciate any help / suggestion

The asus's Ai suite software is showing you the motherboard socket temperatures while the other is showing core temperatures.
Im guessing the core temps are off.
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post #19 of 21
The price difference between the H80 and the H100 is only $10 on Amazon.com

I think it's worth it to spend the extra money for the H100. Just bought it for my new and first build a few days ago and it's working great. The only problem is that you would have to make sure you have enough room if you want a push and pull configuration and from feedbacks from other people I think a push and pull is highly recemmended.

I'm using a Corsair 600T, and a push and pull config won't fit, just a pull config.

Note: Just ordered thin 120mm fans to see if it'll fit for a push/pull config, maybe that'll work
post #20 of 21
thank you guys for your answers...

i'll try to overclock my 8120 more than 4.5ghz but if you have any "ready" bios config would be great tongue.gif

my hardware is :
asus crosshair V formula
4x4GB Corsair Vengeance 9 9 9 24 @ 1600
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