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Old June 23, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Default Are these temp normal for a H50?

I recently purchased a Corsair H50 for my E8400. I have it overclocked to 4.2Ghzz with 1.31v. here are the temps

Idle: 38-40
load: 54-57

seems kind of high, I used to get lower temps with my xigmatek cooler. should I replace the stock thermal paste?
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Old June 23, 2010, 12:17 PM
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These are totally normal temp. H50 isn't better compare to best air cooler. And if you set it like the manual tell it you just suck the hot air from the video card and push it in the case. Pre-sealed watercooling isn't really nice.
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Old June 25, 2010, 04:46 AM
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You might want to use a dual fan setup on the H50.

I didn't setup the H50 as per the manual - they recommend having the fan blow in to the case - which, is better performance for the H50, but heats the internals of the case up.. however with my setup, I have two top 120mm fans blowing down on the motherboard (on ram and such) and have the H50 attached to the back and exhausting (with dual 120mm fans on it) - so it gets cool/fresh air.

The H50 isn't as good as an actual watercooling setup, I hope you didn't expect that.. however it does bring the overall case temps down (exausting the air from the cpu), and allows to overclock highly with big/tall ram configurations.

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Old June 25, 2010, 06:39 AM
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The H50 in my experience so far gives higher idle temperatures than my traditional Air Cooler but lower Load Temps.

The nice thing I can say about it, is in situations where you run a good i7 system in a tight mid-tower (NZXT Lexa S with Full Fan Config) it gives you the ability to cool your CPU effectively.

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Old June 25, 2010, 11:20 AM
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I have an H50 on an E8600 - temps were ok stock but upgrading to a 38mm (Ultra Kaze) fan made a big difference.
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Old June 28, 2010, 10:12 AM
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+1 for a fan change. I've got 2x Cooler Master R4's on my H-50, and it runs like a champ.
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