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Hi guys, recently I bought a Corsair H100i and installed everything went fine, I did keep my current OC that I was using before with Thermaltake Frio but when I run 30 min of Prime 95 the max temps get between 80~85º and before they used to get 60~65ºC (with Tt Frio), I saw in another forum people saying that you need to put some washers in the backplate mount to help the H100i make a better contact with the thermal paste. I think that is my problem, do you guys ever heard about that problem on H100i? Because first time I was installing it I noticed it was a little bit loose in the block, is that normal?

Anyway, hope you guys can help me fix this temperature problem. Thanks! thumb.gif
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Take it off, if it's really loose, use washers. reapply thermal paste, tighten it down good,( but not too much, should require any force other than your wrist) check temps again. Most likely it's not seated right..wink.gif
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It shouldnt be loose, try to reapply thermal paste and reseat it (and tighten down the thumbscrews as much as you can with your hand -- but dont use a screwdriver) The cooler shouldnt move or budge even a little even when you put a finger's pressure on it.

Im at 1.39v 4.8ghz at 55C load. 85C sounds like air temps to me, something you shouldnt be getting on an AIO cooler.
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It shouldnt be loose, try to reapply thermal paste and reseat it (and tighten down the thumbscrews as much as you can with your hand -- but dont use a screwdriver) The cooler shouldnt move or budge even a little even when you put a finger's pressure on it.

Im at 1.39v 4.8ghz at 55C load. 85C sounds like air temps to me, something you shouldnt be getting on an AIO cooler.
PROOF? Sounds like BS... Whats your room temp? 0? tongue.gif
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Take it off, if it's really loose, use washers. reapply thermal paste, tighten it down good,( but not too much, should require any force other than your wrist) check temps again. Most likely it's not seated right..wink.gif

Can I use the washers that came with it for radiator mount top install?
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PROOF? Sounds like BS... Whats your room temp? 0? tongue.gif

That might be true since i5 2500k has no HT and they get heat very less compared to i7's
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Can I use the washers that came with it for radiator mount top install?
as long as it fits, and it's not metal. Needs to be insulated (plastic) washer unless there's absolutely nothing to short out back there......
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It shouldnt be loose, try to reapply thermal paste and reseat it (and tighten down the thumbscrews as much as you can with your hand -- but dont use a screwdriver) The cooler shouldnt move or budge even a little even when you put a finger's pressure on it.

Im at 1.39v 4.8ghz at 55C load. 85C sounds like air temps to me, something you shouldnt be getting on an AIO cooler.

Proof? My temps on load are mid 70s. Yes I have aweaker cooler but I also only have it to 4.5 right now. Your temps at 4.8 on a H80 sound too good to be true.
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Proof? My temps on load are mid 70s. Yes I have aweaker cooler but I also only have it to 4.5 right now. Your temps at 4.8 on a H80 sound too good to be true.
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Originally Posted by ripsaw View Post

PROOF? Sounds like BS... Whats your room temp? 0? tongue.gif

I am using an H100i for my cooler, with 4x GeLid PWM 120mm fans in push/pull. My max is at around 60C but usually when i am playing it never gets past 55C (sometimes stays around 50-53C on load)... with those slight peaks every now and then when there are crazy explosions. On load it stays under 55C, may peak to 60C ish. but thats about it.

I didnt think people would try to call BS on me for that comment, so heres some proof?


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I am using an H100i for my cooler, with 4x GeLid PWM 120mm fans in push/pull. My max is at around 60C but usually when i am playing it never gets past 55C (sometimes stays around 50-53C on load)... with those slight peaks every now and then when there are crazy explosions. On load it stays under 55C, may peak to 60C ish. but thats about it.

I didnt think people would try to call BS on me for that comment, so heres some proof?



Oh that's is normal, we thought you was talking about 100% load via Prime 95 biggrin.gif
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