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what is going on? speedfan says that my idle temp is 54!!!!!

ran intel burn test went up to 60 in under 2 seconds! stopped instantly!
    
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idle temp is actually 57!!!!!!
    
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you fitted it properly?
checked pump + fans are working?
checked contact between cold plate + cpu?
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Possible issues

1. is the pump on a fan header thats running at 100%?
2. It's not seated properly
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60C isn't that hot, esp with intel burn test. Mine maxes at 73C. Your temps should be lower than what your getting though.

This is why I prefer air cooling over water cooling when your at around a ~$100 budget. It get's the same, if not better results. I've had zero luck with water cooling kits, and only found H2O to be worth it at around $200 for custom.

Some people have luck with kits so... /shrug.

Your pump probably isn't working correctly, or you seated it wrong.
Edited by Murlocke - 4/14/11 at 2:06pm
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60C isn't that hot, esp with intel burn test. Mine maxes at 73C. Your temps should be lowerthan what your getting though.

Also this is why I prefer air cooling over water cooling when your at around a ~$100 budget. I've had zero luck with water cooling kits, and only found it worth it to spend about $300 on custom H2O.

Some people have luck with kits so... /shrug
60C is just not right for an H70 either it's not on right or you were unlucky and got a DOA one.
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^AMD will cut out before it gets to 73,intel runs much hotter.
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How did you handle that thermal paste ?
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this is my worst ever day for pc building, seriously want to geek suicide.

pump is plugged into the cpu fan header, and i have the two fans on a fan splitter on just a mobo fan.
    
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You gotta make sure you dont mess up the thermal paste thats on there when you insert the block into the clamp that is connected to the motherboard. It happened to me when I first installed my old H70. It took me some fiddling and moving around to finally get the block to get through the clamp and be able to turn it to start to lock it into place. While doing that, it moved the paste all over the place causing air gaps and making my temps high. Its worth a shot to remove it and reapply a pea sized drop of paste in the center of the CPU and reseat the block. I was getting 49c on 100% load with my H70 and i7 950 at stock speeds.

EDIT: Also, did you plug the connector for the pump into the CPU fan port on the motherboard? If not, maybe your pump is running too fast/slow.
Edited by liljoejoe54 - 4/14/11 at 2:10pm
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