moskwiz Posted December 15, 2010 Share Posted December 15, 2010 Hi all, I did post this already to another thread with a similar problem, but since it's largely inactive I thought I'd create a new thread just to get some attention :p: I just finished installing my new rig - Rampage III Extreme, i7 950, H70 ... Tried installing with the stock thermal paste - temps were 45-50 idle - I mean intel stock cooler has the 950 running at the same temps or lower!! On load @ prime95 I got 80c+ in 10 seconds! In Stock?!? Then went on to Arctic Silver 5, remounted the pump unit, tried different positions for the radiator (same slot but tried tubes below and tubes above) - whatever I do though the idle stock temps will not go below 40.. I let the pc prime all night and now it doesn't get above 75c anymore.. what does that mean? Thermal paste issue? Pump issue? I'm using a Chieftec Aegis miditower case http://www.nix.ru/autocatalog/cases_chieftec/83120_2235_draft.jpg, and the H70 is installed to the system fan position as intake push/pull, with the above mounted PSU's 14cm fan and the secondary 12cm opt.fan on top doing exhaust. One more thing that's odd - The radiator fans' duty cycle does not affect the cpu temps any whatsoever at all - I even switched them off and looked at idle temps for 10 minutes.. at best the temp rose 1c.. My rooms ambient temp might be around 23-25c, since the H70 is doing intake - that should be good right? Is there any chance my H70 is flawed? Thx in advance for all posts Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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