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So I've read terrible things about the stock heatsink and fan, figured it was people just making noise. But my God, the cooling on it is terrible. 35C at idle in Windows, 75C under 4 minutes of load in Prime95.

What is everyone using to keep these guys cool? I love it too much to watch it burn.

I was thinking. But please give me some input and feedback.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

As always, thanks all biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 13
H50 doesn't do a good job with the SB series when OC'ed. You could get a SilverArrow for less than the price of the H50 and the SilverArrow cools a lot better.
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noctua nhd14 i have this OC at 4.3ghz with like 25c idle haha load temps are about 50c and the noctua is easy to instal.
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post #4 of 13
With my SilverArrow and my CPU at 4.5Ghz my idle is 27c and my load temp is 47c.

My cpu is running faster than yours and its running cooler, even though the SilverArrow is a lot cheaper than the NH-D14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Landmine;13134076 
So I've read terrible things about the stock heatsink and fan, figured it was people just making noise. But my God, the cooling on it is terrible. 35C at idle in Windows, 75C under 4 minutes of load in Prime95.

What is everyone using to keep these guys cool? I love it too much to watch it burn.

I was thinking. But please give me some input and feedback.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181010

As always, thanks all biggrin.gif

That is a nice cooler, if you can afforded go with the H70 much better with the push and pull setup and much much bigger Rad...
    
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Good air cooling will do you much much better than the H50, or
If you have the money/patience then go with the XSPC Rasa water cooling kit
    
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post #7 of 13
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Are my temps about par for the stocking heatsink and fan? Or do I need to reset it on the cpu?

I think I'm going to go with a SilverArrow if I can find a place to buy one.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/THERMALRIGHT-SILVER-ARROW-DUAL14CM-HEATSINK/dp/B003XRAKLQ"]Amazon.com: THERMALRIGHT SILVER ARROW DUAL14CM ROUND FAN HEATSINK: Electronics[/ame]

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post #8 of 13
I'm using the H70 running at 4.8.
Idle is 35c load peaks at 71.
If that is any consolation to this issue.
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post #9 of 13
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How fast does it take you to peak your CPU temp? Mine gets to 70+C in about 2 minutes.

Ordered a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

Should be over kill for cooling.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by landmine;13155122 
how fast does it take you to peak your cpu temp? Mine gets to 70+c in about 2 minutes.

Ordered a http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=n82e16835608018

should be over kill for cooling.

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