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Little update on my end:

Just reseated the H100 with AS5. I did an even spread method this time, so it has a nice thin layer going across the top of the entire IHS. While running my Minecraft server and playing BC2 the past couple nights, the temps were in the 65-75C range with 81 and 83C being the max on core 1 and 2 ('middle' two).

If that doesn't do it, I might invest in some better fans (Scythe AP-15 or Corsair SP120) or a H100i. I haven't hit any throttling that I know of, but I'm not sure how safe the chip actually is hitting those top temps from time to time.

All opinions are welcome, and as a disclaimer, anything larger than a H100i will not fit in my case (thicker or wider).
 
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Little update on my end:

Just reseated the H100 with AS5. I did an even spread method this time, so it has a nice thin layer going across the top of the entire IHS. While running my Minecraft server and playing BC2 the past couple nights, the temps were in the 65-75C range with 81 and 83C being the max on core 1 and 2 ('middle' two).

If that doesn't do it, I might invest in some better fans (Scythe AP-15 or Corsair SP120) or a H100i. I haven't hit any throttling that I know of, but I'm not sure how safe the chip actually is hitting those top temps from time to time.

All opinions are welcome, and as a disclaimer, anything larger than a H100i will not fit in my case (thicker or wider).
the Swiftech h220x
or if you dont have enough to pay that the Glacer 240L(which is basically a rebadged h220 NON X but with 500 RPM more in the Pump with hgiher static pressure fans)

http://www.overclockers.com/swiftech-h220x-cpu-liquid-cooling-kit-review

the difference seems ot be 2 to 3 C
Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/22/14 at 4:54pm
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the Swiftech h220x
or if you dont have enough to pay that the Glacer 240L(which is basically a rebadged h220 NON X but with 500 RPM more in the Pump with hgiher static pressure fans)

http://www.overclockers.com/swiftech-h220x-cpu-liquid-cooling-kit-review

the difference seems ot be 2 to 3 C

Yeah, I've kept my eye on those two specifically outside of the H100i. I might record the current OC (stable, but just hot) and then start back from scratch to see if I can get a happy middle point. So far the reseat with the even spread is doing worse.
 
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Another self-update:

Corsair SP120 PWMs should be here today. I put the stock H100 fans back on to see their performance, and instantly remembered why I put the Scythes on there in the first place.

Those stock fans get LOUD. But all is ok as it made an immense difference in temps. Temps in games (BC2, BF4) are about 55-65 with some peaking at 70-71. Noise quality is supposedly better with the SP120s, so if I can even maintain that performance with a better 'noise', I'll be happy.

Side note: The built-in WiFi of the Asus board seemed spotty at first. I went into the Advanced tab under the configuration of the network adapter properties and enabled something called 'Xpress Technology' and it seems to have improved the reliability of the connection back to the 'normal' levels I was used to.

EDIT:

Also reseated a third time as that even spread was obviously a bad seat. Went back to a central area dabbing method. Much much better.
Edited by pez - 10/24/14 at 10:14am
 
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that program is reporting 1.7v.....dont use it. get hwinfo64
that is reporting input voltage.
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