Originally Posted by Sporadic E
That was what the thermostat read, actual temp was probably higer but not much. It is not the TIM that came with the H100. I have switched motherboards so that was wiped clean then. I think I need to do it again just to sure. As for fans, 2 front, 2 side, 2 on the rad on top and 1 in the back. I have postive pressure, might need to change the 2 on the rad to exhaust to see if that helps. May not be getting the flow I need due to all the positive pressure.I will mess with all that tonight.
FANs on the radiator should blow air through the radiator & better work as exhaust. You need a good exhaust FAN at the rear. In my opinion, it should be able to moved air more than intake fans. My rear FAN (exhaust) can go up to 2400 RPM while the two intake FANs at the front only goes up to 1100 RPM max. I don't know their CFM rating because they're Corsair stock FANs. Of course, it's not FAN with high RPM you need to use but a FAN with better CFM rating than intake FANs.
Originally Posted by Maximuscr31
Why are you doing funky multipliers? You can his 4.625 very easily with 125x125x37. The lower multiplier on the core will lower your temps in itself probably.
When using STRAP 125, VCORE doesn't go down much even when CPU idle. This & living in an area with high ambient temperature can make CPU idle temp higher. So, I much prefer max out the multiplier & adjust BCLK a little bit, only a little bit (103 - 107), for overclock. This way when idle or only browsing & watching movie, VCORE will go down to 1.0xxV. This can contribute to lower operating temperature. Of course for higher overclock, will need to use STRAP 125. I did not say don't use STRAP but it's everyone preferences, what they want from their CPU. In my case, it's good to see CPU temps are at middle to higher 30s at 31C ambient while browsing, watching youtube & movies. With STRAP 125, I got lower 40s instead. Of course, temps under load are the same either use STRAP or not.