Originally Posted by Sirrick
I've been reading A LOT in this thread, not the 1253 pages though!
I just assembled my rig yesterday, I'm testing the temps on my I7 at 1.32v and 4Gh, but I think I have some problems with my H50:
1.- the pump it's quite loud, and more than a buzzing or humming noise is like a clicking noise, like when you touch the blades of a fan with a piece of paper.
Hello and welcome to the club =)
Well first thing, if it was me I would definately RMA that unit. Corsair will have no problems sending you a new one if this one is making odd sounds. Just because the pump 'seems' to be running fine or at rated speeds doesn't mean it might not be on it's way to failure, possibly while the pc is unattended and if you don't have temp threshold protection set up with those high of temps already, it could really be catastrophic for your cpu ><
If you don't want to do that for some reason there's a couple things I have done that, when combined together, have moderately improved my temps...nothing fantastic but if you've got the time here's a list of mods I have done over the past few weeks...
1)Lapped H50 and my CPU:
2)Ordered some IC7 Diamond TIM(in my experience it outperforms AS5) plus the suggested method of application on the package it comes in seems almost meant for the H50, lol(dot method with pressure and slight twist).
3)Gutted some worthless antec fans to use as shrouds and placed one on either side of rad in-between rad and fans:
may or may not be able to tell but I also added a piece of thin piece of plastic(gutted fan grills I never used or planned on ever using) to give the shrouds 35mm width as this is purportedly the "sweet spot" for shrouds on the H50.
4)I found in my particular situation that mounting the h50 as a front intake in the bottom of the DVD bays worked out the best and I don't have to worry about blowing hot air over other components with 2 fans exhausting out the top:
not very hard to reach the front with all the fans/shrouds i have attached, lol.
hope that helps some of ya, also keep an eye out for static pressure or air pressure as it's sometimes referred to when you're looking to upgrade your push/pull fans, this is, IMHO, the most important rating of a radiator fan...those are Silverstone FM123's on mine if you're wondering.Edited by slimbrady - 8/15/10 at 6:49am