hurtmypony Posted February 28, 2013 Share Posted February 28, 2013 I bought a Corsair H80i to cool my new Ivy Bridge i5 3750K. Gigabyte board. I tightened the thumb screws with my finger. Ambient temperature is a consistent 22c. Everything running at stock. Idle doesn't seem so bad: 25c - 31c 5 minutes in Prime95 and it will shoot up to 71c. It generally stays around there for as long as I have been willing to babysit it - maybe 45 minutes? IBT will send it upwards to 77c. I am using CoreTemp and RealTemp, alternatively, to test. They seem in agreement as far as temp is concerned within a degree or two on all the cores. However, my concern is CorsairLink. There are several discrepancies: 1. And I understand the CL temp is a collective temperature of all cores, but there is a dramatic difference in temp reports. While CL might show a peak of 60c, RealTemp and/or CoreTemp show 77c at any moment during the Prime95 or IBT session. 2. There's a significant difference in CorsairLink internal reporting - between Intel CPU Temp and H80i Temp. For example, at idle, H80i temp might be 25c, while Intel Temp is 31c. At load, this gap widens to, say, 60c for Intel and 31c for the H80i Temp. #2 suggests the H80i is not seated correctly, doesn't it? I am new to all of this, and just want to make sure I make the right call and take the right action here. I assume, based on other users and the advertising, I should be getting far better than 77c on a stock Ivy Bridge, right? I also read some Gigabyte boards have issue with the H80i, as the caps are too close to the mount, causing a poor seating. Is my GA-Z77x UD5H one of those troubled boards? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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