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Hello everyone. So I finally broke and got Corsair H80i. Before that I used speed fan and checked my CPU's(3770k) temperature to be 75*C under 1 hour of full load while running prime95. However I didn't realize that CPU temperature reported by speedfan is the "package" temperature and not the core temperature. So I have no idea what my core temperatures were.

Now I install H80i, and my "package" temperature is at 47*C under 1 hour of full load while running prime 95. BUT, H80i's software reports the average of core temperatures, not the "package" temperature. and the average of cores was 72*C! And that's without overclocking.

Then I tried to overclock it to 4.6Ghz, and became stable at VCore of 1.265V, with the "package" temperature of 60*C, and average core temperature of 101*C.

So, Is that a decent overclock? Should I try to reseat the cooler? I feel like I didn't install it right? Or is this cooler just doesn't perform as well as I need?
 

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I would definetly try reseating the cooler 101 C is way too high especially since the VCore is only 1.265 V. Also make sure the screws are tightened enough. I've done that with my H80 before after a re-seating was getting like 90 C and above on stock clocks; I checked the cooler screws and turned out i hadn't tightened them enough, as soon as I tightened them it was perfectly fine.

Edit: Tighten the screws, BUT DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN, because you could do damage to the chip, just give it a good tightening until it seems to become much harder to tighten more.
 

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Speedfan tells you your core temp, you are just looking at the wrong one.

I hate realtemp. HWInfo all the way, i dont use any other monitoring program because it has sooooo many features and everything in it.

You need to go by the absolute max core temp, not average temps or anything. You shouldnt really go over 95-100*C.
 

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Sounds like a bad heatsink install. I'd try to reseat it. Are you sure the pump is running at full speed - from a full-speed fan header or a molex connector?
 
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