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Corsair H80i mounting question

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I bought a Corsair H80i the other week in order to overclock my i7 3770k, but the results so far have been worse than expected. At 4.0GHz with 1.2vcore my 3770k begins to heat up to 90C on each core after about 18 minutes of prime95. When running at stock frequencies and stock voltage my 3770k begins to touch 80C at about the 18 minute mark also. When I mounted my H80i I had to turn the CPU block 90 degrees counter clockwise because the tubes were pushing my RAM DIMMs.

The image above shows the position as it currently is. My question is does anybody think this might be the cause of my high temps? Most owners say their CPUs only reach about 55C so mine is running significantly hotter. I've tried Push/pull intake and exhaust with all 4 default fan speeds (quiet, balanced, performance, maximum I believe they are called) and the difference between these are barely noticeable (2-3C). So does anybody think the mounting position could be the cause for the higher temperature?
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could be your mouthing is bad or the unit is defective cause those temps are to high
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Originally Posted by yarly View Post

could be your mouthing is bad or the unit is defective cause those temps are to high

I don't believe it is defective because both my motherboard and Corsair Link say the pump is going at like 2100 "RPM" which is what it is supposed to show. Makes me think that the mounting position just doesn't work for this CLLC, so I'm going to try and reposition it now while I have some free time. I'll keep the thread updated with my findings.
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Hey mate,
Sorry for bumping.

But I thought I might share this valuable information regarding your problem.

I just had the same problem, when mounted as you have it, with the tubes on the top.

Temps with an i7 4770k hitting 80C at stock clocks (I was like ***)

Then all I did was turn the block to the right 90 degrees, so the tubes are on the right side (so the Corsair logo is the correct way around).

Straight away the temps dropped to 50C.

Hope this helps.
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