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Hey there overclockers, got a question for ya.

So I have the h70 installed and has been working fairly well until now since I have overclocked. I havent upped voltages yet but I bumpped up the multiplier to 46 to attain 4.6ghz. My temps are stable running IntelBurn on very high (4062 ram) but are reaching ALMOST 70c. Thats no good to me.

So the run down is this. I installed my h70 after receiving all my parts from newegg. I honestly hated it. What a rediculous way to install but thats a whole other topic. Anyways my first time trying I messed up the thermal grease because I didnt leave the bracket loose enough to get the pump in.

So I had at it again and this time around I had to use my own grease and used WAY too much. As per someone elses advice I tore the rig open yet again and cleaned/reaplied the grease. This time around I used about a pea sized dot in the center and just applied the block to it so it would spread evenly.

Im still getting above average temps. It idles at about 32 and will sometimes drop to 27-28 ish but never stays for longer than a second. I have 2 scyth fans in push pull that are touted at 111cfm. So shouldnt i be getting better temps?

I trust the folks on this forum and its the only one I use for computer advice. Your all awsome and thanks!!!

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Temps seem OK to me. I would be fine with them.

Idle temps shouldn't really mean much and they look good. What is your ambient temps?

Nothing really seems out of line unless your temps have recently shot up higher than what they've been.
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Well initially before the slight OC my temps were 32-34 idle and 58 at load now though they bumped up to 34-38 idle and 67 at full load. I have read elsewhere that even at 4-4.7ghz (roughly) OC people are still achieving a mid 20s idle and mid 40s-50s load temps. I may be a bit of a worry wart but I just dropped over 3k into a new build and I dont want to risk blowing it up lol.

On top of that this is my first venture into overclocking and water cooling. So the h70 was a big hassle for me and for some reason my CPU fan and PWR fan connectors are 4 pin on the board (m4e) but my fans and the h70 only use 3 pins. Also I have the fans connected to PWR and the pump to CPU.
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Well initially before the slight OC my temps were 32-34 idle and 58 at load now though they bumped up to 34-38 idle and 67 at full load. I have read elsewhere that even at 4-4.7ghz (roughly) OC people are still achieving a mid 20s idle and mid 40s-50s load temps. I may be a bit of a worry wart but I just dropped over 3k into a new build and I dont want to risk blowing it up lol.

On top of that this is my first venture into overclocking and water cooling. So the h70 was a big hassle for me and for some reason my CPU fan and PWR fan connectors are 4 pin on the board (m4e) but my fans and the h70 only use 3 pins. Also I have the fans connected to PWR and the pump to CPU.

You can't really look at someone else's temps and figure just because yours aren't the same that there is something wrong. Ambient, different cases, and airflow can all make a difference.

70 at load is NOT going to blow up your machine. You might want to check your fans to make sure they are running at 100%.
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Idle temps seem high if you're talking CPU temp, not core temp. My H70 on my i7-950 allow my CPU temp to idle at ambient. Usually 20-21C. At 100% load like it is right now because I'm folding, it's at 31-33C, but I have my room nice and chilly just testing something out. Usually its around 40-43C under folding load, but I have my windows open and a fan pulling air out. H70 is great, but it does come down to room temps and airflow.
    
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As was mentioned, 70c load under an application like Prime95 or LinX isn't likely going to be seen unless you do those processor intensive programs a lot. I mostly game on my computer and while I do hit 70c at full load on an H50, I never see higher than 55c or so while playing the most intense multi-threaded games I have (Civ5 giant maps or BFBC2).

What is your room temperature, and are you sure your temps are not related to room temperature changes? My room varies by about 3-5c depending on when what time of day it is, and it'll be reflected in temperatures.

The 4 pin plugs on the mobo are for PWM controllable fans. I have them on my H50, and they're fantastic since you can program a custom fan profile so that when your CPU is cool and idling, they will slow the fan speed down to become silent, but when temps rise and are needed, the profile will ramp up the fan speed as much as you set it to, cooling your CPU again. Brilliant. I don't know why anyone would not want PWM in their fans these days if it's available. I plugged my pump into a 3 pin Chassis fan header on my mobo, since it needs just steady regular voltage, no changes.

32c idle isn't bad, it's what I get, and my room is usually 23-26c. You won't see much benefit with high-speed fans on the H70. The advantage of the H70 is that you're able to achieve the same performance as the H50 but at lower fan speeds, keeping it quieter. The H50 is more dense, so it can perform equally or even better than the H70 with higher speed fans pushing more air through. It's like how in this graph, the GTX360 sucks with low-speed fans, however with high speed fans, it's the best radiator, because of it's high FPI density. The XSPC RX360 has lower FPI density, and is very reasonable through all fan speeds, but with high speed fans cannot reach down as low in temperature as the GTX360.
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Ok well I would like to thank everyone for there help in this matter. I now feel comfortable that my temps or safe. GUMBY thank you for your input. I feel like you didnt just answer my questions or give advice but you educated me on a subject I really didnt know much about which I greatly appreciate. You got a very good rep comment from me and keep up the good work bro.



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