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Just traded in my Kuhler 620 for an H60 - got to say I really do prefer the Corsair product over the Antec product. Plus Antec's customer service was very sub par IMO...

Anyway, quick question regarding the H60 and core temperatures. I'm getting very good temps on 2 cores, however the other 2 have a rather large delta between the other set. At idle, the delta is around 7; at load, the delta is around 13. The idle temps aren't a huge concern - it's the load temps that are troubling me. My question is: Should I re-position the cold plate on the CPU? Right now, the Corsair logo is upright (just as it's pictured on the box) against the CPU. I was told this is the right way to go.

I have a Q6600 CPU - it's a bit older...and I've been reading that the contact surface may just not be very compatible with the H60's unique cold plate. What are everyone's thoughts? Thanks in advance for the support, guys!
    
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Just traded in my Kuhler 620 for an H60 - got to say I really do prefer the Corsair product over the Antec product. Plus Antec's customer service was very sub par IMO...

Anyway, quick question regarding the H60 and core temperatures. I'm getting very good temps on 2 cores, however the other 2 have a rather large delta between the other set. At idle, the delta is around 7; at load, the delta is around 13. The idle temps aren't a huge concern - it's the load temps that are troubling me. My question is: Should I re-position the cold plate on the CPU? Right now, the Corsair logo is upright (just as it's pictured on the box) against the CPU. I was told this is the right way to go.

I have a Q6600 CPU - it's a bit older...and I've been reading that the contact surface may just not be very compatible with the H60's unique cold plate. What are everyone's thoughts? Thanks in advance for the support, guys!
Sounds to me like either your H60's heatsink is uneven or your TIM application is uneven. You might try reapplying the TIM and if you don't see a difference, lapping might be in order. If you are going to reseat it I would go ahead and check the heatsink while it's off to see how even it is.
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Is the Corsair-supplied TIM usually not evenly applied? I have some AS5 that I can apply. I'll go ahead and check to see how the cold plate is contacting the CPU. I just can't escape these issues it seems!
    
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Is the Corsair-supplied TIM usually not evenly applied? I have some AS5 that I can apply. I'll go ahead and check to see how the cold plate is contacting the CPU. I just can't escape these issues it seems!
It should be, although they put a bit too much on it seems. Have you checked to make sure your pump is running at full speed? What kind of radiator/fan setup do you have?
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I just used the Corsair fan that came with the H60 unit. I have my fan set up to intake air from the back of my case (Corsair 650D), push it through the radiator, where it is all ventilated through the top of the case.
    
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I just used the Corsair fan that came with the H60 unit. I have my fan set up to intake air from the back of my case (Corsair 650D), push it through the radiator, where it is all ventilated through the top of the case.
Hmm... if the rad is in the back of the case it's usually better to set it up as an exhaust, since the GPU is exhausting hot air right below the rad, which then gets sucked through the rad and usually results in higher temps. You also might want to consider getting a better fan or two and setting it up in push/pull to increase your temps.
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I've gone ahead and repositioned the cold plate/pump on the CPU so the Corsair logo is perpendicular to the bottom of the case. I've also re-applied AS5 TIM. I'm getting much better temps this way, and this is even before the AS5 has settled in!

It was definitely an issue of contact on the chip - literally half of the CPU wasn't getting touched by the cold plate! I just think the 'default' way the unit sits on the CPU just wasn't right for my processor (Q6600). Now I just think I put a LITTLE too much TIM on the CPU; let the nit-picking begin!
    
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I'm not an AS5 hater, there are a few on here that are. That being said, I do believe that the stuff packaged with the h50/60/70 is a fair amount better. Like a previous poster stated, though, they put WAY too much on. I think you'd have been better off scraping a bunch of the stock stuff off and evenly spreading it around than replacing with AS5. I found this out AFTER removing the stock TIM. Just my 2 cents.
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I've gone ahead and repositioned the cold plate/pump on the CPU so the Corsair logo is perpendicular to the bottom of the case. I've also re-applied AS5 TIM. I'm getting much better temps this way, and this is even before the AS5 has settled in!

It was definitely an issue of contact on the chip - literally half of the CPU wasn't getting touched by the cold plate! I just think the 'default' way the unit sits on the CPU just wasn't right for my processor (Q6600). Now I just think I put a LITTLE too much TIM on the CPU; let the nit-picking begin!
... by the way, if you go to User CP, and then click on the Add System button on the left side, you can add your rig to your sig so other people can see what you have and help you more effectively if you have problems in the future.
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I'm not an AS5 hater, there are a few on here that are. That being said, I do believe that the stuff packaged with the h50/60/70 is a fair amount better. Like a previous poster stated, though, they put WAY too much on. I think you'd have been better off scraping a bunch of the stock stuff off and evenly spreading it around than replacing with AS5. I found this out AFTER removing the stock TIM. Just my 2 cents.
Or buy a tube for £4. Shin Etsu x23.

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Shin-Etsu X23-7762 Thermal Compound (Model X23-7762) - This thermal interface compound is developed by Shin Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. to meet the current and future requirements of high performance microprocessors. It is used to increase surface contact area for heat transfer by minimizing any air bubbles that exists between the top of the processor and the base of the heat sink.

Features

High performance thermal grease. Good for general applications. More forgiving in situations where the heatsink block is not a perfect finish.
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