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post #1 of 9
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just bought a open box Corsair H80 for $40
reseated the cooler 3 times already

room temp about 25 C. case temp 26 C as read from fan controller. used HWMonitor
highest core at stock speed is 54 C
at 4.6 GHz 1.38-1.4v is 75 C

are these temperature normal? should I waste some more TIM reseating again? pretty exhausting
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post #2 of 9
seems high... but then the h80 was never better then a good air cooler anyway... the h80i on the other hand... you try boosting the pump/fan speeds? (there is a button on the housing you hit to speed it up)
 
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post #3 of 9
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I read reviews and the H80 is better than every air cooler out there. it is only beaten by bigger water cooler such as the H100
I set it on medium
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post #4 of 9

Seems right to me.

post #5 of 9
so you said you re-seated it?

In my experience with re-seating cosair AIO coolers (I own an H70 and H100), you have to spread the TIM on there thick just like when it was stock to get good temps. I use an inside out sandwich baggy (old school) and spread it on evenly just like it looked when it was new. Using the grain of rice / pea method you would traditionally use on a good air cooler does not work with AIO coolers from corsair.

but as others have mentioned, those temps at that voltage seems about right.
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post #6 of 9
75c @ 4.6GHZ/1.4v seems pretty good to me.
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I used to have one on a 2500k @ 4.8GHz 1.424V and it would peak @ 79 degrees - so yours seems about right to me.
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post #8 of 9
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thanks for the reassurances smile.gif
I lowered OC to 4.5 GHz 1.34-1.35v and it's peaking at 71 C
these load temps are under Intel Burn Test so I guess they're supposed to be high
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post #9 of 9
what are you guys talking about??? first off no it doesn't seem right because the i5 2500k has ridiculous low temp at high OC settings..

1) check your overclock.. if you want to OC the i5 2500k, don't increase the voltage because you don't need to!!! follow this OC guide to a tea and you don't need to increase anything else. (4.7GHZ)

i5 2500k H100 OV 4.7GHZ

2) yes the Hxx anything is unfortunately equivalent to a high end air cooler, these all in ones are annoying, look horrible, have no expansion capabilities and really are not "true" water cooling. save yourself the $40 and get a top of the line Air cooler if that's all your going to spend on it.

3) the i5 is the benchmark overclock chip you can do pretty much well anything you want with it, I have mine at 4.7 using that guide but my water cooling setup is much better than an H-Series

This is at 4.6ghz before I put it up to 4.7

make sure your case has a lot of breathing room, where did you put the exhaust for the rad? show us some pics of the setup
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