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I own a H110 stock thermal paste and stock fans.

I have noticed recently temperatures are higher than I like. I used to have my cpu OC to 4.6ghz and never see temps higher than 70 at max load. Intel Burn test would get me at like 68 max.
I have had to lower my clock to 4.5ghz which let me drop voltage a bit. But temps are now even as high as 76 with intel burn.

Core temps range from 68-76max and 35-42idle(previous idle was mid 30's) so I am lead to believe bad thermal paste. I will be replacing this with something of better quality. I am open to suggestions, as I want the absolute best there is. Nothing permanent, if you recommended any permanent thermal bindings....May the internet gods kill you.

Additionally I would like thoughts on the fans that come with the h110. I dont care about noise, I wear a decent headset and I dont even find the current fans loud. I want something that can cool the radiator properly and seeing these temp increases really frustrate me. Because I have had to lower my clock AND still have higher temps.



And for those interested in the whole computer, it is almost a crime on these forums not to share haha...here is my rig:

  • CPU: Intel i7 3930k 4.5ghz
  • MB: AsusP9X79 Pro
  • PSU: Corsair AX1200i 80PLUS Platinum
  • GPU: Gtx 780 (I might sli ti things soon)
  • RAM: 32gb 8DIMMS Other Details rest in the Bios, I cant remember speeds and Brand. Should have done 64gb and Im not making that mistake on my 4930k build im working on.
  • CASE: CM Storm Trooper

I really should do a custom water loop. But maybe some other time.
As you can see its a decent system...now I just want my temps back down haha.

I do have filters on my fan intakes/outputs. These have always been here and I do clean them. But i am sure these add resistance to my fans so thoughts on that would be nice as well.(dirty radiators are bad, filters are a must imo)

Currently fans and radiator is mounted on the top of the case. Fans push air into case. I might consider Push pull but see little value in it because good fans should offer enough pressure on their own to pass through, no?

Apologies for the mess its nearing 2am and I dont usually type things up at this time.
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64gb? eek.gif you must be doing some serious work on here, no way a gaming rig could justify that kind of ram.... not sure about intel, but amd cpus handle 2 sticks so much better than 4 sticks, especially if it's running at 1866Mhz...
there is a rigbuilder option on top right of screen (under top banner) that will let you show off rigs and save trouble of having to enter your specs again on a different thread. very handy for multiple rigs (you can reference their names when posting and people will be able to look at quick stats).

mounting- I can't find the thread, but swear I saw some guy complaining that his rad worked better (lower temps) in a vertical position instead of horizontal. never followed up on it considering my rads are vertical, but kinda figured he must have a weak pump or something since there are so many others that don't seem to notice or at least complain about the rad position.

TIM (thermal paste)- I like Antec 7 for my applications. I'm no expert and have very limited exp. with different kinds. I was stuck on Arctic Silver 5 for longest time and it always seem to 'wear out' around 6 months (had to re-apply to get temps back to orig.) and switched from that to the Antec 7 and have seen barely any temp change in over 10 months. Research your stuff though. not sure if A7 is conductive, can say I have used it on CPUs at least 10 times and on GPU's 5 times, but I'm careful not to use too much and really careful how I seat my cooling devices. messing up with the wrong paste can and will destroy stuff.

Fans- don't think you need them, but I do believe push~pull setups improve slightly over single setups. don't think they are that big of a difference, but do believe it would improve the life of the other fans. wouldn't recommend mis-matching different fans if you go this route.

just a side thought- if you have the heat on at your place and keep your office/den door closed, the extremely dry air wouldn't cool as well as cool humid air would. for your rig it's almost like the seasons are backwards seeing as it's never run outside.
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