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Is anyone using a Corsair cooler on an Asrock Extreme 4 Z77?

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a b K Overclocking
July 20, 2013 3:06:40 PM

Just wondering if anyone is, and if so, is it working ok? I'm troubleshooting a Corsair H60 2013, and trying to think of anything that could be giving me high temps other than the unit itself being broken. Right now my stock Intel cooler is providing better temperatures, so I'm pretty sure the cooler is at fault, but just want to be sure before I send it back.

Thanks.
a c 176 K Overclocking
July 21, 2013 1:16:23 AM

Assuming the fan is spinning, then in all likelihood the pump has broken.
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a c 103 K Overclocking
July 21, 2013 2:02:12 AM

+1 above, you should feel a slight hum on the cooler, and tubes and rads should be warm.

... or you have a bad seating of the cooler. Does it wiggle? did you use too much paste and not getting good contact?
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a b K Overclocking
July 24, 2013 8:09:07 PM

I reseated it a billion times, I'm sure I'm fitting it right, using paste a little larger than a bit of rice, pump is definitely working. Pretty frustrating because I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

I sent it back to the store for an RMA, they said it works totally fine. Then again, in the past they also said a processor was working perfect and sent it back to me, I got it back, didn't work, RMA'd again, bap, didn't work that time for them...

Maybe I just got a bad processor. It's a 3570k, heard a lot of issues where people get high temps on good coolers because of the use of TIM on the heat spreader unlike Sandy. Who knows.
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a c 103 K Overclocking
July 24, 2013 8:34:07 PM

I am curious - you never defined what "high temps" actually means, and out of further curiosity, what case do you have and what fans do you have in it? what direction is the airflow on the fan(s)? working on a hunch here
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a b K Overclocking
July 25, 2013 2:13:34 AM

High temps as in mid 90's at 4.2 no change to voltage, 105C at 4.5Ghz 1.28v. Phantom 410, 3x 120mm intake, 2x 140mm exhaust, cooler in back of case. Rad in push pull two SP120's at 100%, pump at 4200RPM.
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a c 176 K Overclocking
July 25, 2013 3:16:54 AM

What is your ambient temperature?
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a b K Overclocking
July 25, 2013 8:38:30 AM

I live in the UK so nothing ridiculous, usually low 20's.
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a c 176 K Overclocking
July 25, 2013 9:20:33 PM

Thats pretty high.
Have you ruled out case airflow as an issue? Try running with the sidepanels off the case, if temps improve significantly then you likely have an airflow issue.
What temps are you getting at stock? Might just be you got a really bad chip.

Other than that, all I can guess is that the cooler is bust.
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a c 358 K Overclocking
July 25, 2013 10:22:24 PM

Could always try a 212 EVO, it runs on a par with the H100 and is much cheaper
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a c 103 K Overclocking
August 1, 2013 4:20:18 PM

Remember I said I was working on a hunch? Your next post confirmed it. Since you have not received a solid answer, and since I was not able to answer a week ago (I was being spanked LMAO) here's the proper answer you need:

At Stock voltages and clock, your processor produces 75w. Intel stock heatsink is capable of 80w heat dissipation. Overclocked, your processor produces 135w of heat. The H60 has a thermal dissipation capability of 85-90W.

See the problem? The H60 is a glorified stock level cooler. It is simply not made for what you are doing. Even a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is capable of 135-140w dissipation, the H100/110 is 165w. You are simply using the wrong cooler for that overclock and voltage. You MIGHT be able to get away with 4.0Ghz in safe temp ranges, but NO chance above that.
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a c 358 K Overclocking
August 1, 2013 5:23:43 PM

As mentioned the EVO is on a par with the H100, (which is much better than the H60)
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a c 103 K Overclocking
August 1, 2013 5:27:23 PM

ANYTHING is better than the H60 lol I dunno if there was a sale on them recently or what, but I have seen a bunch of threads like this using H60 - it is a terrible choice for any OC
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a c 358 K Overclocking
August 1, 2013 5:30:15 PM

Buzz247 said:
ANYTHING is better than the H60 lol I dunno if there was a sale on them recently or what, but I have seen a bunch of threads like this using H60 - it is a terrible choice for any OC


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a b K Overclocking
August 1, 2013 11:34:59 PM

Buzz247 said:
Remember I said I was working on a hunch? Your next post confirmed it. Since you have not received a solid answer, and since I was not able to answer a week ago (I was being spanked LMAO) here's the proper answer you need:

At Stock voltages and clock, your processor produces 75w. Intel stock heatsink is capable of 80w heat dissipation. Overclocked, your processor produces 135w of heat. The H60 has a thermal dissipation capability of 85-90W.

See the problem? The H60 is a glorified stock level cooler. It is simply not made for what you are doing. Even a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ is capable of 135-140w dissipation, the H100/110 is 165w. You are simply using the wrong cooler for that overclock and voltage. You MIGHT be able to get away with 4.0Ghz in safe temp ranges, but NO chance above that.

I find that incredible, I was aware its a piece of crap when I bought it, only got it because I can't stand looking at a massive shiny metal brick CPU cooler through the case window.

How come review sites have it running overclocked 3570K's at decent temperatures?
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a c 176 K Overclocking
August 2, 2013 2:28:37 AM

It was my understanding that a H60 is roughly equal to the 212 EVO, with the H100i being more in line with something like a Noctua NH-D14. Dont know where data is that puts the 212 EVO and H100i on par withe each other.
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a c 103 K Overclocking
August 2, 2013 5:18:47 AM

I'll get to my pc in a bit and pull links, but I am very curious where you 2 are seeing this data set on the h60. I have never seen anything that supports that

edit: i should clarify I am referring to testing on i5-3570k specifically at mid range OC. Your hypothesis on Am3 and 920 chips actually may hold weight
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a c 358 K Overclocking
August 2, 2013 8:47:23 AM

I've tried on my 3570K
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