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Old 02-22-2017, 07:20 PM
drnict61 drnict61 is offline
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Unhappy Why does my H110i GTX suck so bad at cooling?!?! 60c idle 100c load 4790, please help

The problem: I replaced my broken h100i with a new h110i gtx, and I never realized until now but my temps are always too dang high!

Idle: fluctuates wildly from 35c to 60c, sometimes up to 70c
Burn in test/Full load: 100c lmaooooo

Clockspeeds: Normal. It's anywhere from 1.somethingGHz to 4.somethingGHz cause turbo boost doodoo is working fine.
Voltages: VCCIN is set to auto. core voltage WAS auto but in a troubleshooting attempt I set it to 1.25v.

I haven't been overclocking. I have no magic OC settings turned on in my bios.

What I've tried:
  • Resetting the bios to defaults
  • Setting the vcore to 1.25v
  • Using intel's stress tester. It fails cause it gets too hot.
  • Noticed the backplate was indeed incorrectly installed, so I rotated it to not sit on the screws and this made ABSOLUTELY no difference
  • Reinstalled windows
  • Reapplied thermal paste many many times
  • Google'd for days. D.A.Y.S.
  • Verified the temps in my bios
  • Checked all my drivers
  • Checked airflow
  • Checked fans
  • Checked that water is flowing. One tube is warm, one tube is cool.
  • Checked how loose the waterblock is. Ehhhh its pretty snug? Like if I ream on it it wiggles a little but not without moving the whole computer

  • Intel Core i7-4790K
  • Arctic MX5 thermal paste
  • Corsair H110i GTX cooler
  • MSI Krait Z97s motherboard
  • Windows 10
  • Common sense airflow in a corsair Air 540 case
  • Does anything else matter?

All in all, I'm incredibly disappointed. Two of my corsair case fans are dying. My old h100i didnt last 6 months. My corsair ram acts up sometimes. The case has plastic broken off of it. The h110i gtx cooler that replaced the dead h100i doesn't cool for crap. I was a corsair fanboy but I'm about to change that. My ram, case, ssd, keyboardS, fans, and cooler are all corsair and Id like to stay loyal but not for faulty products. Most infuriating is the cooler not cooling.

Anyone have ideas? Apologies, I noticed my builds profile was wrong, please refer to the build specs I listed in my post!

Last edited by drnict61; 02-22-2017 at 07:23 PM.
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