Arkkon Posted September 12, 2013 Share Posted September 12, 2013 I recently purchased an H60, and was very excited as this is my first ever attempt to do any sort of liquid cooling, even with an All-In-One. Unfortunately, the results are underwhelming and I want to make sure I do all the troubleshooting I can before I give up on this neat little device. My idle temps using RealTemp 3.70 are showing around 42-45C, which is about 10C hotter than with the stock Intel cooler. I can't run the CPU at load because it climbs to 100C within about 15 seconds, at which point I just stop the test. Using Prime95 stock Intel at load ran about 80C. I have a well-ventilated case, a total of six fans channeling air through it with a mix of push and pull. I've played with connecting the H60 fan and pump to different jumps, CPU and CHA1 and CHA2. BIOS shows the pump is running at ~4500rpm which I gather is normal, and the fan is ~2000rpm, again normal. Changing jumpers didn't change these numbers. I tried disabling mobo fan controls and just manually setting everything to 100%, but there was no change in temperature or speed. The thermal paste looked good and everything seemed to mount up nicely when I installed it. I gently tightened the mount with a screwdriver, taking care not to overtighten. However, examining screenshots of my mobo I am concerned by the possibility of it hitting some capacitors, which you can see here: http://img.ncix.com/images/84520_l.jpg I'm considering taking off the pump to check the connection and see if the thermal paste was properly distributed upon mounting, and also to perhaps change the orientation. Right now I've got the tubes facing the top of the case - could that be an issue? I wouldn't think so, but I did note the instructions recommended they be mounted facing the floor. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I really want this to work! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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