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Its a hot day today, around 76 F, I got my i7 920 C0 Stepping overclocked to 3.8 Ghz at 1.26v, my H50 is on turbo mode, I just finished playing about an hour of mass effect 2 and my cpu is like 58c. Is this acceptable? I mean seriously its watercooling..sort of, but still its an h50, should it be this hot. Here are each core temps:

Core 0: 58
Core 1:56
Core 2: 57
Core 3:55

Are these decent, or is there something wrong?
Edited by Jov4nTh3Yu9o - 4/9/11 at 4:08pm
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Sound about right for an H50. The H50 isn't an outstanding cooler.

Do you have your pump and two fans at full blast?
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Do you have your pump and two fans at full blast?
The pump is on turbo and I dont have push pull....yet, where can i get another fan for the push pull? Does it have to be a certain cosair fan? I realize this could be a stupid question so excuse my noobishness.
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Nope, in fact it's actually better to get two aftermarket fans to put on the Rad. You'll get better results.
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Wait, did you just say 76F is hot?
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Wait, did you just say 76F is hot?
The outside air temperature, not my cpu.
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by JE Nightmare View Post
Wait, did you just say 76F is hot?
He said outside.
Edited by pjBSOD - 4/9/11 at 4:11pm
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The H50 isn't as great as a lot of people make it out to be, and for the price, Air is usually a better road, and cheaper. But for those who can find them on the cheap or just want to play around with "water" cooling its ok. I only opted for the H50 as I picked it up for $30 brand new, and I didn't want to modify my Solano 1000 or remove the 23cm side fan (only has clearance for 140mm tall coolers sadly).

So those temps seem about right after some heavy load.

Edit> Saw some new comments AFTER posting. As for the fans, you will def want 2 aftermarket fans to throw on there for better cooling. I'm doing fine with 2 Corsair fans but I kept my OC below 4 GHz because of this, I just don't like those stock fans that much. I don't keep up on fans so I won't suggest any specific model, but I'm sure someone can suggest a tried and true fan for the H50.
Edited by Fuell - 4/9/11 at 4:11pm
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The outside air temperature, not my cpu.
I know you're referring to outside. It's laughable that 76 is considered hot where you live.
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Plus, he's running at stock,
Stock cpu? I OCed it to 3.8
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