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Water Cooler Working up to par??? Cant get cpu cooler

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Ok.. first i will list my specs...

GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-D3H FM2 AMD A85X (Hudson D4) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop APU (CPU + GPU)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL

Sapphire Radeon Hd 7970 3gb graphics card

128 GB SSD

Antec 900 Mid tower Case

Corsair H55 Liquid Cooler

700w PSU


I noticed with my cpu that with the stock fan idle temp was 55C and under load it would go over 100C. So i decided to get a H55 water cooler to get my temps down. I thought i would get a decent drop as what others stated... Now it idles at 45C with a load temp of 75C. my ambient temp is always around 24C. I notice with alot of the reviews on the H55 that some people would be down into the low 30's and sometimes high 20's...

After not being happy enough i bought 2 Bgears 120mm fans that have a cfm of 105 which is almost double the cfm of the stock fan with the H55. I set the fans up as a push/pull and as just on single fan as a push. I figured my temps would go down even further with the massive amount of air flow but the temps never changed. I dont quite understand how its not cooler as my case feels like a wind tunnel now with this massive amount of airflow.

Then i thought i would buy some good thermal paste. So i got some arctic silver 5 and used the rice sized dot in the middle and now the temps are still the same, when reviews say it can drop from 3C to 12C...

Im stuck on trying to get this cpu cooler... any ideas or help??? I really want to overclock this pc but wont consider until i can get this thing cool
Edited by flyinbrian88jr - 9/13/13 at 7:04am
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Sory never mind posted in the wrong thread
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post #3 of 8
Seems a wee bit high, how are your fans laid out? push/pull only usually gives a few degrees improvement, the thermal paste corsair tends to use is rather good.
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2- 120mm fans in front sucking air in

1 120mm side fan sucking into case

rear top is where i have the radiator mounted with the push pull sucking air inwards

top 200mm fan blowing outwards....

it just seems to me its the watercooler... why would it not decrease temps after installing a push pull and better thermal paste
post #5 of 8
Sorry to hear your temps are high, First things first, did you take off any protective layer from the cpu mounting face (this sometimes gets forgotten even by experienced builders). Secondly, which thermal compound are you using? and did it mount correctly?
Easiest thing is, remove the cooler from the cpu and check your mount thumb.gif
    
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Sorry to hear your temps are high, First things first, did you take off any protective layer from the cpu mounting face (this sometimes gets forgotten even by experienced builders). Secondly, which thermal compound are you using? and did it mount correctly?
Easiest thing is, remove the cooler from the cpu and check your mount thumb.gif

yes the clear plastic was removed, i am using Arctic silver 5 thermal paste, yes it is mounted correctly

i have installed fan coolers before on other cpus and got better results. i know this water cooler isn't top of the line but it don't make sense that no matter what i change, the temps still stay the same.

i don't know what else to do...
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Any Other Ideas?
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I'd be tempted to remove the cpu block and check the contact area for correct mounting and coverage of your thermal compound. Try a pea sized dot rather than grain of rice.
Also check that the pump is running - put a screwdriver on the pump body, rest the screwdriver handle on your ear and see if you can hear it buzzing.
    
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