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Hi all, my H70 isn't performing as well as I thought it would. It's beaten on cooling ability by my Thermalright Ultra 120 extreme using the same fans (Corsair Push-Pull supplied with the H70).

My i7 920 has HyperThreading enabled and the temps are the following:

Corsair H70 with CPU under 100% load with IBT:
3.60GHz - 1.20v - IBT ran for over an hour

ambient temp: 23c

max temp (core#0): 71c
max temp (core#1): 68c
max temp (core#2): 67c
max temp (core#3): 65c
3.80GHz - 1.25v - IBT ran for over an hour

ambient temp: 23c

max temp (core#0): 76c
max temp (core#1): 74c
max temp (core#2): 72c
max temp (core#3): 71c
4.00GHz - 1.3375v

ambient temp: 23c

Hottest core got to 83c after a couple of mins IBT


Here are the results with the TRUE using the same push-pull config with the same fans:

TRUE with CPU under 100% load with IBT:
4.00GHz - 1.3375v - IBT ran for over an hour

ambient temp: 23c

max temp (core#0): 79c
max temp (core#1): 75c
max temp (core#2): 75c
max temp (core#3): 72c

The TRUE is 4-5c cooler than the H70. I thought these AIO liquid coolers were supposed to be the best cooling solution other than full blown water... 4-5c is a significant amount IMO.

Oh... I'm using Arctic Silver 5 TIM on both coolers too.

Any thoughts peeps... Is this normal H70 performance for the clock speed/volts/ambient temp?
 
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Sounds about right to me..... however i think a pressure modded True would beat the H70.
The Pressure mod aka the Penny mod did wonders for that cooler!
It's definitely worth a try if you got some free time smile.gif
Edited by freakb18c1 - 9/2/12 at 6:56pm
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Not sure what first replier is talking about but the H70 is a lower end AIO, most air coolers in same price range do better.

Check out the enermax AIO it has an improved heatsink design and in 3 flavors
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Originally Posted by freakb18c1 View Post

Sounds about right to me..... however i think a pressure modded True would beat the H70.
The Pressure mod aka the Penny mod did wonders for that cooler!
It's definitely worth a try if you got some free time smile.gif

Thanks for the advice...

I have heard of the mod... didn't think it would make much difference, also thought you had to use a washer so the little dimple in the middle of the metal clamp fitted in the washer. But if you did that wouldn't the cooler move around on the chip because the dimple would no longer stay in the hole on the cooler itself.

If you were to use a penny where would you put it?
 
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A washer would work, anything that would cover the hole so that it it would create extra pressure. I personally used a quarter redface.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/346819/pics-true-washer-mod-thingy
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Originally Posted by drnilly007 View Post

Not sure what first replier is talking about but the H70 is a lower end AIO, most air coolers in same price range do better.
Check out the enermax AIO it has an improved heatsink design and in 3 flavors

Those Enermax coolers look pretty similar to the H70 but with a slightly thinner radiator (H70 has full thickness radiator... same design as Antec Kulher 920 I believe). H70 was made by the same maker (Asetek) before they switched from Corsair to Antec if I remember right.

Just to note... the TRUE was half the price of the H70 although it came with no fans... still think it was a real bargain now that I've seen the difference.
 
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A washer would work, anything that would cover the hole so that it it would create extra pressure. I personally used a quarter redface.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/346819/pics-true-washer-mod-thingy

My metal clamp for the TRUE on the LGA1366 socket is not the same as in the washer mod thread pics. Mine is a straight flat bar with a dimple underneath that fits into the hole to keep the cooler from moving, so putting a washer/penny under would make it near impossible to clamp down. To be honest the clamp it uses felt like there was a good amount of pressure on the CPU anyway (I was a little frightened to screw the spring loaded screws down fully the first time I mounted it)... they're fully in now, anymore and I think things would start to bend lol.

Going to have a good luck at that thread in a bit... thanks for the link thumb.gif
 
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