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Hey guys. It's been awhile since I've been on OCN.
Anyway, I have a bit of a dilemma.
You see, ever since I got my H50, I've been less than satisfied with it. The temps were never all that great. In fact, it was almost matched by my old Arctic Freezer 64 Pro. That cooler is a piece of junk.

But today they've gotten worse for some reason. I'm idling in the mid-40s at stock voltage, and the temps are shooting up into the 60s during any sort of game load.

I've reseated this thing at least 5 times. Using AS5 (not the best, I know), I've tried the grain of rice application method, and I've tried just spreading it around the IHS. Nothing is helping.

I've got it more than tight enough. In fact, at one point I was bending my motherboard because it was so tight. The temps are still... well, bad.

I'm pretty sure there's nothing wrong with the cooler itself. It's most likely some sort of user error.

I'm also pretty much positive that I mounted it correctly.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Is the pump still working?
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Is the pump still working?
Yes. I can feel water moving through the tubes.
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Have you cleaned the rad? I cleaned mine and saw a nice drop in temps
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Have you cleaned the rad? I cleaned mine and saw a nice drop in temps
That was the first thing that I did. I clean it every week.
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post #6 of 16
Get some new fans. Also check to see if the fans/pump are running at full speed.

What's your voltage on the chip?

How warm is the ambient room temperature?

How's your airflow in your case?

Have you tried to have the rad intaking air from outside to inside?
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post #7 of 16
How long have you had it? as your pump may be crapping the bed.

I have been pleasantly surprised by my h50, I have gotten a fairly bum 2600k and i can still get up to 4.8ghz without breaking 70c. It's volts not temperature keeping me from going higher.
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eh, the temps look about right, the H50 isnt really very effective on a 125W CPU, also I see you have the C2 revision CPU which runs hotter than the C3 revision. 60c is fine and won't damage the CPU so you don't need to worry. I hate to say it BUT, you might want to invest in different cooling OR get really high CFM fans and get good air flow
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eh, the temps look about right, the H50 isnt really very effective on a 125W CPU, also I see you have the C2 revision CPU which runs hotter than the C3 revision. 60c is fine and won't damage the CPU so you don't need to worry. I hate to say it BUT, you might want to invest in different cooling OR get really high CFM fans and get good air flow
No. A H50 should easily be able to keep it under 45C on LOAD on stock voltages. Something is definitely wrong with your H50. I mean, at the time i was running 1.42 Vcore through my 925, the load temp reached 48 C after 6 hours of Prime.

What are your ambients?
post #10 of 16
Make sure you tighten the H50 onto the cpu chip. Make sure you didn't apply too much thermal paste. Make sure your using push pull with at least 65 cfm fans. Make sure your case has decent air flow
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