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Thoughts on Corsair H80 & delid

post #1 of 5
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Hi OCN users,

I'm looking for some thoughts / advice on what to do about my cooling situation. I've had the Corsair H80 for a few years now. However I've always been unimpressed with its performance, even when I ran an i5 2500k under it. Currently my i7 3770k can't go past 4.5ghz @ 1.365v without needing a voltage increase to at least 1.4v, which pushes it well over 80c in Burn tests / Prime 95. I realize a lot of this is the fault of Intel and I need to delid to get proper temps, which is something I would consider doing.

So my question is, would it be worth delidding my i7 3770k with an H80, in an attempt to hit 4.8ghz/5ghz?

I'm not looking to buy a new closed loop system or custom loop until I build a new system in the distant future. If it's not worth doing this I'd rather pull the H80 to make room, and place in my CM212+ air cooler so I don't have radiator tubes & extra wiring to worry about. I know that would be sufficient for 4.5ghz.
Edited by crash4fun - 7/20/16 at 11:24am
post #2 of 5
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Originally Posted by crash4fun View Post

Hi OCN users,

I'm looking for some thoughts / advice on what to do about my cooling situation. I've had the Corsair H80 for a few years now. However I've always been unimpressed with its performance, even when I ran an i5 2500k under it. Currently my i7 3770k can't go past 4.5ghz @ 1.365v without needing a voltage increase to at least 1.4v, which pushes it well over 80c in Burn tests / Prime 95. I realize a lot of this is the fault of Intel and I need to delid to get proper temps, which is something I would consider doing.

So my question is, would it be worth delidding my i7 3770k with an H80, in an attempt to hit 4.8ghz/5ghz?

I'm not looking to buy a new closed loop system or custom loop until I build a new system in the distant future. If it's not worth doing this I'd rather pull the H80 to make room, and place in my CM212+ air cooler so I don't have radiator tubes & extra wiring to worry about. I know that would be sufficient for 4.5ghz.

Delidding will lower your temps, but you most likely won't be able to squeeze much more out of that CPU.

If your i7 3770k is running 4.5 GHz @ 1.365v that sounds like the sweet spot for that CPU. You'll probably need way too much vcore to even hit 4.7 GHz

I'd swap the coolers and keep it at 4.5ghz. thumb.gif
post #3 of 5
The H80 just isn't a good cooler. There are some air coolers out there that perform better. IMO, delidding isn't worth it.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Well sounds like the H80 hate train keeps on rolling. I guess I proposed the question because I never saw much conversation on the H80's inadequacy. I'll probably end up pulling it then unless there's some objective opinion out there that can make me think twice, but doesn't seem like that's gonna happen, ha.

Edit: I'll also add, I didn't buy this thing, my wife got it for me as a birthday gift a few years back. Which I should probably blame my friends for, since that's where she got the advice to buy it, lol.
Edited by crash4fun - 7/21/16 at 6:30pm
post #5 of 5
Eh, it's OK. It is pretty bad as far as water coolers go, but it could be worse. Sell it and buy your wife something nic... cheap with the money.
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