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A second fan will help hugely but those temps are definetely too high.

I'm idling at 34C with 28C ambient and we have similar chips both at stock volts. I would suggest reseating - make sure you've use the right screws and all the tabs on the mounting ring are in their little sockets. Also check your TIM application, we've had lots of success using 5 small dots (like on a die)

@Ragsters: People have started experimenting with pressure modding over the last couple of pages. No proof of it helping yet though.
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Got mine for xmas and got installed a few days ago. I'm at stock volts and my idle temps are still around 50. I'm pretty sure my idle temps were lower with my previous HSF. Do I need to give it time to settle or is something wrong? I already reseated it once and reapplied the thermal paste.

I only have one fan pushing the rad right now though, looking to get a second to help out.
even with one fan those temps are high if you ask me... did you tighten the screws all the way in?
or maybe your pump is not working at full speed , where did you connect the pumps power ? mobo or directly to psu?
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Ya, the Asus backplate is metal and I cant bend it at all.. but the screw holes that would slide into the spacer brackets are bigger, so I will have to use a larger size screw, meaning i would have to dremel the holes out slightly to fit .

Heres a picture if it helps at all. Larger screws in the old backplate, the Corsair screw next to it.
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Ok, go with the Asus backplate in my opinion. If you're not confident with a Dremel for that sort of job just use a standard drill, you should have no problem.
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Heres a few quick shots of my setup.





My thermal paste has a small brush to apply it, so i basically "painted" on a thin layer across the chip.
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We have no indications of whether lapping the CPU/Heatsink make a big difference or not. If you've got the kit I say do it!

I would use the bracket that corsair supplied and pressure mod it, rather than trying to use the old backplate unless the old backplate is much stronger. The Corsair one is made of plastic if i recall correctly, and wont be good if you put too much pressure on.

Having said that I've never pressure modded anything so I could be talking absolute rubbish
Same. I'm trying to find ANY information on if lapping the H50 makes a difference (in the end I'm probably just going to do it anyway). I'm sure lapping the processor will produce an effect either way though.

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Got mine for xmas and got installed a few days ago. I'm at stock volts and my idle temps are still around 50. I'm pretty sure my idle temps were lower with my previous HSF. Do I need to give it time to settle or is something wrong? I already reseated it once and reapplied the thermal paste.

I only have one fan pushing the rad right now though, looking to get a second to help out.
way too high man, WAY too high. Reseat that thing as soon as you can. I'm using garbage dynex TIM, and have a 2600 NB and 3.8 ghz OC on my Phenom 965, and I idle between 34-36.
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even with one fan those temps are high if you ask me... did you tighten the screws all the way in?
or maybe your pump is not working at full speed , where did you connect the pumps power ? mobo or directly to psu?
The pump is connected to the MB. I tightened it pretty tight but i didn't want to over tighten it.
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Heres a few quick shots of my setup.

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My thermal paste has a small brush to apply it, so i basically "painted" on a thin layer across the chip.
Is the pump cable attached to a SYS_FAN or CPU_FAN?

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Same. I'm trying to find ANY information on if lapping the H50 makes a difference (in the end I'm probably just going to do it anyway). I'm sure lapping the processor will produce an effect either way though.
I'd love to see some results from this if you can document any of it!
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Oh im a pro at dremeling I have a bit that can just open it up to the size I need. Now I just need to find nuts and washers
One thing I have noticed is how flimsy the metal pump bracket is.. even with it metal, the little O ring part where the pump locks in can be bent easily. Corsair could have made this stronger IMO
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My thermal paste has a small brush to apply it, so i basically "painted" on a thin layer across the chip.
If the pumps power connected to your mobo check your bios to see if its working at %100
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