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Originally Posted by crazian;12382963 
Hey everyone, I've been poking around for awhile but only now I made the account.
Here's my rig:

i7-930 @ 4.0 Ghz (1.32v)
H-50 cooler
P6X58D-E
2GBx6 G.skill Pi series 1600Mhz 7-8-7-24
HAF 922 case
..and other stuff that doesn't matter for now

Here's my problem: H50 @ 82C+ with spike up to 90C.

Here's what I've tried:
  • Adding CM Sickleflow 69cfm fan for push-pull out of the case.
  • Turn them both inside and tried intake instead of exhaust
  • Reseated heatsink with Arctic 5 paste (tried it many times with many methods without lifting heatsink once dropped in)
  • and still I'm getting 45-50C idle & 82C full (room @ 77F/23C)

So well...I don't like this cooler anymore. maybe mine's defective because sometimes I can hear water flowing.
I want to get a new heatsink, NOT H70. (sick of corsair all-in-one for now)
but all the good ones (Noctua D14, CM V6GT, etc) are all too big and will block my RAMs.
They are pretty damn tall with a fan on it (I'll probably remove the fan but it's still too tall for most heatsinks)

Does anyone have experience or know for sure a top-of-the-line cooler that won't block tall RAMs? (custom liquid cooling is out of my budget)

Thanks so much for the help in advance!


Yikes, that's toasty!!! doesn't sound like the fault of the cooler IMHO something else is awry. I have never seem temps while benching over 4.0GHz greater than 73c on my H50 O'clocking a C0 i7 920.

Prehaps you do have a faulty one?
    
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Why did you guys recommend the D-14 when the thread titles obviously states that he has high RAM heatsinks?

I'd look into the Thermalright Archon or the Thermalright HR-02. Both are large and amazing coolers, but they're designed NOT to block the RAM heatsinks.

The Archon does this by being tall and narrow, and the HR-02 does it by actually offsetting the heatsink so that it doesn't go over the ram.
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post #13 of 34
Megahalems is more compact than D14/Silver Arrow and cools about the same. Doesn't block any RAM slots or run into the VRM sink on my X58 board.
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post #14 of 34
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I have a Coolit Freezone Elite, it cools better then the h50/h70 but good luck finding one brand new and if you do find one brand new it's gonna be about 300$. I was lucky enough to get mine from a member here on OCN for 100$.

But basically it's a all in one cooling unit with 2 TEC's on the radiator to further the cooling of the liquid. And if you don't have the software installed it will condensate and go below ambient temp if left @ 100% even with my overclock (1.65v @ 3.9ghz) on idle at least with load temps of ~70c.
Meh you can get a WC system for less that'll do about the same....needing TECs to cool the radiator still not outperform a normal loop much if at all with a 240mm rad says volumes.



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post #15 of 34
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Why did you guys recommend the D-14 when the thread titles obviously states that he has high RAM heatsinks?

I'd look into the Thermalright Archon or the Thermalright HR-02. Both are large and amazing coolers, but they're designed NOT to block the RAM heatsinks.

The Archon does this by being tall and narrow, and the HR-02 does it by actually offsetting the heatsink so that it doesn't go over the ram.
You're right. I have it in my case but my RAM is not nearly as tall as G.Skill Pi.

My bad.

OP get the Archon with push/ pull TY-140s. That should clear the RAMz.
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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by crazian View Post
Hey everyone, I've been poking around for awhile but only now I made the account.
Here's my rig:

i7-930 @ 4.0 Ghz (1.32v)
H-50 cooler
P6X58D-E
2GBx6 G.skill Pi series 1600Mhz 7-8-7-24
HAF 922 case
..and other stuff that doesn't matter for now

Here's my problem: H50 @ 82C+ with spike up to 90C.

Here's what I've tried:
  • Adding CM Sickleflow 69cfm fan for push-pull out of the case.
  • Turn them both inside and tried intake instead of exhaust
  • Reseated heatsink with Arctic 5 paste (tried it many times with many methods without lifting heatsink once dropped in)
  • and still I'm getting 45-50C idle & 82C full (room @ 77F/23C)

So well...I don't like this cooler anymore. maybe mine's defective because sometimes I can hear water flowing.
I want to get a new heatsink, NOT H70. (sick of corsair all-in-one for now)
but all the good ones (Noctua D14, CM V6GT, etc) are all too big and will block my RAMs.
They are pretty damn tall with a fan on it (I'll probably remove the fan but it's still too tall for most heatsinks)

Does anyone have experience or know for sure a top-of-the-line cooler that won't block tall RAMs? (custom liquid cooling is out of my budget)

Thanks so much for the help in advance!
Wowzers.... something may be wrong you might want to reapply tim and reseat, im at 28-10 C idle 50-55c load...
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Wowzers.... something may be wrong you might want to reapply tim and reseat, im at 28-10 C idle 50-55c load...
Um. You're using an ~80W CPU according to your sig. He's using a 130W CPU before overclock. Oranges and Apples.
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post #18 of 34
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Wowzers.... something may be wrong you might want to reapply tim and reseat, im at 28-10 C idle 50-55c load...
http://www.overclock.net/11966766-post15962.html

The H50's base is concave, that the larger 1366 processor doenst get proper contact with the coldplate.
post #19 of 34
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Meh you can get a WC system for less that'll do about the same....needing TECs to cool the radiator still not outperform a normal loop much if at all with a 240mm rad says volumes.



http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2008...eezone-elite/1

I was simply suggesting it as an all-in-one solution.

And depending on how you run you're freezone, you can get below ambient temps on idle (obviously not recommended without insulation).

But yes a custom water cool loop would be a better solution.
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post #20 of 34
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You're right. I have it in my case but my RAM is not nearly as tall as G.Skill Pi.

My bad.

OP get the Archon with push/ pull TY-140s. That should clear the RAMz.
Archon is very tall so check your case's width from board to side panel(may not fit in narrow cases or may run into side panel fans). Its also very wide and may block the top PCIe slot on some boards.

Megahalems is still the most compact heatsink of the top tier air coolers, all cool within a few C of each other given the same fans.

Left to right: Megahalems, Archon, D14


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