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Hi, I'm new to the forums and with building PC's aswell, just threw together the system in my signature as the first ever and was wondering something from you experienced guys about my temps and some other stuff (hope it's okay that I fill it into one topic, I know it's the water cooling forum I'm in but it's most about H70 so ).

I'm idling with 2 cores at 30 degrees C, 2 cores at 25 degrees C, full load at around 50 degrees, haven't done too much testing but that's what I get from prime95, are these fine temps for H70 or have I done something wrong? It's not after many minutes (10-15), but the temps seem to be stable around that point. And do you think with these temps I should be ready to do some clocking or are they too hot?

As it was my first build I had to take the cooler on and off some times as I forgot stuff like 8 pin CPU connector (thought it got power through the 24 pin) so that's one thing I'll do when I get an RMA on my Rampage board (the first RAM channel doesn't work ) to try improve the temps.

Another thing is what way I should do push/pull config. As I see it now my logisys exhaust fans in the top blow out more air than I got intake for right now, so the temps actually went lower when I turned them off lol. Right now it's intake in the bottom of the 800d and intake in the back with the H70 in push/pull config. Don't have the top fans enabled right now as I need to get 3 pin extensions to get them all 3 up and running without having them on the PSU sata connectors with full RPM all the time due to noise levels. Do you reckon I should get the H70 and all 3 fans to be exhaust? My thoughts are that the simple intake wont be enough to cope with those fans and that it wont work very well if I do it like that, that's why I set the H70 as intake.

Also a bit offtopic but right now my Dominators are running a bit underclocked (they did from when I put them in the board) do you think I need to have the fan on them? As I can get 2 of the 3 exhaust fans going with 3 pins close to the top if I plug out the RAM cooling fan

As you probably understood my knowledge is pretty limited but I'm pretty good at understanding stuff fast so overclocking when I go in for it and such shouldn't be a problem!

If you bothered read it all, woah, sorry for the wall of text but when I get to writing it's easy to just go on and on

EDIT: here's a pic for reference for the questions about airflow and such for the H70, I know it's not a good cable management but it's my first build
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post #2 of 12
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Welcome !!

You be trolling, them temps are nice!


In terms of your fan question

The 3 top fans want to be out as heat rises

H70 fans in as the rad wants the freshest air possable

all other case fans in
Edited by andrewmchugh - 2/20/11 at 3:46pm
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Have you overclocked the 950 at all yet or is that at stock?
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Are you overclocked at all? The temps seem to be fine. I know that putting the H50/H70 on a push/pull as an intake will have lower temps but that just brings warm air into the case. Try making it as an exhaust.
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Not overclocked yet because of the Rampage being due to RMA. Another question I remembered now was about the Vcore, CPU-Z says its 1.230V and the other day it was 1.250V, isn't that pretty high for stock vcore and was thinking that might be rising my temps?

Edit: @ Orangeguy, yeah 2 cores are at 25 degrees and 2 cores are at 30 degrees, 2 + 2 = 4
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Not overclocked yet because of the Rampage being due to RMA. Another question I remembered now was about the Vcore, CPU-Z says its 1.230V and the other day it was 1.250V, isn't that pretty high for stock vcore and was thinking that might be rising my temps?

Edit: @ Orangeguy, yeah 2 cores are at 25 degrees and 2 cores are at 30 degrees, 2 + 2 = 4
I really dont think them temps are an issue.
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Not overclocked yet because of the Rampage being due to RMA. Another question I remembered now was about the Vcore, CPU-Z says its 1.230V and the other day it was 1.250V, isn't that pretty high for stock vcore and was thinking that might be rising my temps?
Holy crap that's a high stock vcore Temp increases come from a combination of things, vcore, bclk, load etc. The current temps aren't bad, but given how high your stock vcore is OCing that chip is going to be rough at best.
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I could go check vcore in BIOS though if you want? Not sure how accurate CPU-Z is

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1.22 is still somewhat on the high side of the VID's. What are you planning to OC it to?
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Well it's my first OC so I don't really know what to expect for a 24/7 clock! Shot in the dark ~3.6 GHz?
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