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Fix intel i5 Corsair H60 high temps noisy fan

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July 2, 2013 7:32:09 AM

I just bought an i5-4670k and bought a Corsair H60 to keep it cool. So far, I am having some issues. The H60 fan is in a push configuration at the top of the back of the case. I have 2 200mm fans pulling in air (1 in the front, 1 on the side panel), I have one 120mm fan pulling in air form the bottom of the case, and I have one 200mm exhaust at the top of the case. The H60 fan is connected to the CPU fan on the motherboard, and the pump is connected directly to my power supply.
When idle, the processor reads about 33 degrees celsius. However, as soon as even the smallest load is applied, it jumps up to 50+ degrees and the fan starts to rev. Even from just installing a video card driver, my CPU temps are at 70 degrees Celsius. And the fan sounds like a jet taking off. The fan is constantly changing speeds and is very annoying. It maxes out at 2000RPM. I changed some BIOS settings to limit fan speed, but the CPU still hits 70 degrees after very little load.
Are these temperatures unreasonable? Has anyone had the same issues? When I installed the pump, it kind of slid around a few millimeters until I got all 4 screws in place. Should I put new thermal paste on the pump to see if that changes anything? Is there a different way to physically orient the fan, or change BIOS settings? I know that the H60 is not the best product around, but it would seem that it should do a better job than this.

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July 2, 2013 7:45:28 AM

I had an H60........ even used it for a short while. Always saturated the case with heat. sits boxed up in the closet with the rest of the useless hardware.

but a $30 heat sink and fan combo or use the stock one.
August 9, 2013 10:05:48 PM

I just got a H60 and I am having the exact same problems you are. I messed around in the BIOS a bit as well. The only thing I can think of that I will try next is set it up in a Push Pull and see if that changes anything
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August 9, 2013 10:48:51 PM

Get the SP120 High Performance PWM fans. The PWM fans keeps them pretty quiet.