Originally Posted by pr@$r1g
I recently bought an H70 ,was happy for some days as my exams were going on for 8days.In-between got time & mounted H70 replacing Venomous-X ,i never really checked temps those 8days.Exams were over & the temps are same as Venomous-X man ,this is really crap.It was already decided that I will lap my 950 when the prices fell ,so i lapped my 950 & now again checked there was just 1-2c difference.My ambient temps are 20-22c ,yes its winter here & the temps on my 950 with h70 are not going down
I really like to bench my 950 at 4.6ghz with HT on & the temps with that setting were 90-94c with Venomous-x ,like 1 month back & now h70 is performing like crap the temps reached 100c all cores
Now the idle temps are 36-41c between all cores and ambient 22-24c.
Help me out mates.What should be done now?
I don't know that a H70 is really that much better than a VenomousX in temperature terms. It takes up less space maybe. Certainly neither of them are designed for 4.6GHz for long. A quick validation maybe, but not 24/7.
On the first page of this thread
are links to some of the improvements people have made to their H50/70 coolers in the quest for lower temps. There is also a modded H50/70 thread
My custom water handles 4.4 as long as ambient does not rise above 30C for more than two days in a row. You might have expected too much from your H70? 90-94C is heavy duty. If your PC stays stable at those temps you are doing well. You sound like you'd like it cooler than that. Custom water might knock ten C off that. I'm on my first real water cool after a H50, so don't have all the answers ..
4.6 is a serious overclock. Some overclockers don't give info away easily, and it's a bit different for every setup anyway.
There are a few ppls really good at it, but they aren't posting in this thread right now. There are some good overclockers around the 1GHZ Overclock Club
, 2GHz Overclock Club
(above stock) and 4GHz Overclock Club