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Originally Posted by ArcticZero View Post
So I reseated and tried the line method. Same problem. I'm still getting temps of 80c immediately upon starting Prime95.
1. What are your ambient temps ?

2. What thermal paste are you using ? and how did you apply it ..

3. Have you lapped your cpu or the block on the pump (yields better results)

4. What rpm is your fans running at ?

5. What rpm is your pump running at ? should be 1400rpm

6. If you have it setup as exhaust try intake ..

7. If your fans have a large centre orb get some shrouds

my i7 at 4.2Ghz idles 33 , 31 ,31 , 29 and loads under 78c with around 20c ambients , you should easily pass prime at 4Ghz with your setup .
    
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An ambient of 20c means that your case, while running, has lower temps than the standard living air temp (which is 21C). Do you keep your house very cold or have an air conditioning port shooting straight into your case?

39C is not out of line at all. It would be a bit cooler if i had the push/pull running as an exhaust, but my CPU temps would be a few degrees higher.
I said:
39C for the case seems awfully hot... Speedfan says mine is 25. Ambient is 20.

Meaning my case temperature is 25 and my ambient temperatures are 20.
Edited by purduepilot - 12/27/10 at 7:56pm
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That's nice but you know that you are now blocking your airflow for your whole system.. only if you had another fan intake up top.. however.. i'd be not surprised if your video card heats up.
He is not blocking airflow by having it as front intake he is actually following the airflow designed for his case.

There is probably a side intake fan I would guess too that would be blowing fresh cool air on the video cards and since it is a lot closer than the H50 setup it would negate any heat from the H50.

If you can get the H50/H70 to fit in the front as intake it is the best setup for it IMO since you are then following the thermal cooling setup of most cases made now.

At least for my setup since it added another fan to the front to help circulate air it actually lowered my video card temps.
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1. What are your ambient temps ?

2. What thermal paste are you using ? and how did you apply it ..

3. Have you lapped your cpu or the block on the pump (yields better results)

4. What rpm is your fans running at ?

5. What rpm is your pump running at ? should be 1400rpm

6. If you have it setup as exhaust try intake ..

7. If your fans have a large centre orb get some shrouds

my i7 at 4.2Ghz idles 33 , 31 ,31 , 29 and loads under 78c with around 20c ambients , you should easily pass prime at 4Ghz with your setup .
He said his ambients are around 28C and he tried intake but didnt get better results. He runs with his side panel off so thats probly why intake didn't make a difference. He also took your advice and applied the tim like you posted a pic of with no difference in temps. Don't you read the thread before you go asking all kinds of questions that have already been answered? You can't compare your temps to his cause your ambients are 8-10C lower than his.

He answers quite a few of your questions in his first post


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Guys, I need a little help mounting my H50. I just can't seem to get it right no matter what I do. I have an unlapped H50 + i7 930, using Gelid Extreme or MX-3 as my TIM.

I realize I would have high ambients thanks to living in a tropical country, however I still get relatively high temps with the case open and my AC on. That gives me around 28c ambient temps. My idles (case open) range from 43 to 49c, but the moment I start up Prime95, it shoots up to 77-79c.

I've reseated three times already, with the rad mounted as exhaust with push-pull San Ace 1011's, tubes on the bottom. Temps were just as high with it on intake though.

The pump is running at full speed (1400rpm), and so are the fans. I've tried both the BB and thin spread methods of TIM application, but I believe I'm doing something wrong with the actual mounting of the block.



I realize my case is cramped, but I'll be getting an Aerocool xPredator soon. However that shouldn't be the issue if the case is open and I'm still getting high temps.
Hell the quote you posted was an answer to one of your questions lol.
Edited by DJ4g63t - 12/27/10 at 9:00pm
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He said his ambients are around 28C and he tried intake but didnt get better results. He runs with his side panel off so thats probly why intake didn't make a difference. He also took your advice and applied the tim like you posted a pic of with no difference in temps. Don't you read the thread before you go asking all kinds of questions that have already been answered? You can't compare your temps to his cause your ambients are 8-10C lower than his.

He answers quite a few of your questions in his first post




Hell the quote you posted was an answer to one of your questions lol.
Thanks for the cover. I did answer a lot of those questions already.

By "immediately" on the temps, I do mean within the first 1-2 seconds after starting Prime95 Small FFT's.

Anyway, things I want to try:

1. Change my airflow (intake from the rear as well).

My problem with this is that my GPU exhausts hot air out the back. Wouldn't the fans then suck that hot air back into the system? Front intake didn't work as well as I'd hoped for me, not to mention it stretched my tubes a lot. But this could be different. Top/side exhaust, front/back intake.

2. Add a shroud/shrouds.

I only have one expendable fan for gutting, so one shroud on the push fan will have to do for now. I realize San Ace 1011's have a huge center, meaning a big dead spot. Maybe this will help more than I think it will?

3. Lap the H50.

I've lapped a TRUE Black and Q6600 previously, but I'm worried about this since my H50 is still under warranty. Unlike for heatsinks, for a closed loop like this, that could come in handy in case of a leak (read the Corsair forums lately?)

I don't really want to turn HT off since I really find it helps noticeably with my minimum FPS. And I do encode a lot of videos. I never did have stellar temps even with my lapped Q6600/TRUE Black. I hope either of the above solutions will help.

Any other suggestions guys?
Edited by ArcticZero - 12/28/10 at 7:54am
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Within the first few seconds seems too fast to me. Something wrong. I suppose that you have high humidity as well as ambient heat there which does make the air less heat absorbent, but still....



In this pic the blue led fan (50cfm) in the back of the front bay area is mounted on a cut down cd writer case, blowing straight at the ultra kaze 3000rpm on a 25mm/1" shroud on the rad. That's blowing as exhaust out of the case.

The sideways fan is equalising the sli temps, as well as adding airflow to the NB/IOH, which already has an extra (mostly hidden in this photo) 45mm fan right on top of it.

That setup gave me the best cooling I could get.
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modified h50 closed loop clear tubing greenish/yellow coolant 74% distilled water 25%coolant 1% iodine/cavicide mix. i have this set up in a pull configuration mounted on the top of my haf 912. im idling at 20-22c depending on ambient temp and pull 27-29c full load. i used to run a push pull config but i ditched the push fan because with just a single pull fan was achieving the same performance as a push pull.

sorry for the crap quality of this pic its the only one i have for now
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my temps went up after my last reseat
is there a youtube vid on how to properly put the h70 on the cpu?
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So I just tried another reseat just now after reading some new material. I'm aware that when a heatsink base an IHS have excellent contact with each other, a suction is formed wherein it requires some amount of force to separate the two.

When you unscrew the retention bracket of your H50, does the pump immediately start moving around due to the tension from the tubes? Or does it stay stuck to the IHS? Mine started moving around right away, which I take isn't a good sign.

Tried pushing the pump down manually and THEN screwing in the retention bracket. Temps are pretty much the same (1c drop or so?)

Now, manually grabbing both the CPU and pump and pressing them together with the used TIM layer makes the CPU stick firmly to the base. I can let go of it and it'll stay there. I don't see the same effect when it's fully installed, however.

Also...



When you install your H50, does the CPU fit into the highlighted section? I noticed the notches on the retention bracket don't allow for that, and it's always skewed one way or another, and one or two screw holes always come in contact with my IHS. Is this normal?
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