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High Temps with corsair h100i on 3770k stock clock.

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October 30, 2013 6:48:55 AM

Hello

i am getting very high temps for some reason with using the corsair h100i on a 3770k on stock clocks. I read online that it could be a problem with the backplate, and it can be fitted incorrectly because in the instructions it was not clear on how to fit it.

I double checked it and indeed that was the case, so i bought some Arctic silver 5 Thermal paste and installed the h100i correctly however i am still getting there high temps.

While playing battlefield 3 the cpu is going up to 65 degrees and sometimes even higher. With Prime95 the cpu is around 70c at full load.

This really put be down because i really wanted to overclock the cpu, because i also do a lot of 3d modeling and rendering, thus overclocking will really help me speed up the process.

at idle i get around 35-40c and i dont have a thermometer but the room is fairly cool i'd say 20c.I have tried various arrangements of fans and airflow within my case, but this has bout no luck.

my friend has the same processor and he has the corsair h100, and he says that at full load he is getting around 40-45c at a 4.4 overclock, so clearly there is something wrong.

After stress tests and games, the temperature plummets quickly from around 70 back to 40, so i guess that means that the h100i is doing its job well? so could it be something else that is causing the problem?

another thing i noticed is that both at idle and at full load the fans on the h100i dont really spin up or down they stay at a regular rpm, i wanted to see if i can adjust the speed in the corsair link software. or put it so it automatically adjusts, however since i upgraded to windows 8.1 the corsair software no longer recognizes the h100i and thus i can no longer adjust the fan speeds :( 

any help or info will be highly appreciated.

PC Specs:
intel 3770k
Corsair h100i
Asrock z77 extreme 4
2x AMD 7970's in Crossfire
corsair AX760i
Corsair vengeance C70 case.
samsung 840 pro SSD
Seagate barracuda HDD
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October 30, 2013 6:57:51 AM

DrSvengali said:
Hello

i am getting very high temps for some reason with using the corsair h100i on a 3770k on stock clocks. I read online that it could be a problem with the backplate, and it can be fitted incorrectly because in the instructions it was not clear on how to fit it.

I double checked it and indeed that was the case, so i bought some Arctic silver 5 Thermal paste and installed the h100i correctly however i am still getting there high temps.

While playing battlefield 3 the cpu is going up to 65 degrees and sometimes even higher. With Prime95 the cpu is around 70c at full load.

This really put be down because i really wanted to overclock the cpu, because i also do a lot of 3d modeling and rendering, thus overclocking will really help me speed up the process.

at idle i get around 35-40c and i dont have a thermometer but the room is fairly cool i'd say 20c.I have tried various arrangements of fans and airflow within my case, but this has bout no luck.

my friend has the same processor and he has the corsair h100, and he says that at full load he is getting around 40-45c at a 4.4 overclock, so clearly there is something wrong.

After stress tests and games, the temperature plummets quickly from around 70 back to 40, so i guess that means that the h100i is doing its job well? so could it be something else that is causing the problem?

another thing i noticed is that both at idle and at full load the fans on the h100i dont really spin up or down they stay at a regular rpm, i wanted to see if i can adjust the speed in the corsair link software. or put it so it automatically adjusts, however since i upgraded to windows 8.1 the corsair software no longer recognizes the h100i and thus i can no longer adjust the fan speeds :( 

any help or info will be highly appreciated.

PC Specs:
intel 3770k
Corsair h100i
Asrock z77 extreme 4
2x AMD 7970's in Crossfire
corsair AX760i
Corsair vengeance C70 case.
samsung 840 pro SSD
Seagate barracuda HDD


Try setting a fan curve or changing the RPM in corsair link since you have the i version
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October 30, 2013 7:06:16 AM

diazalon said:


Try setting a fan curve or changing the RPM in corsair link since you have the i version


Hi thanks for your replay but as i said above... the corsair link software does not recognize the H100i win windows 8.1 its due to some bug within the software.
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October 30, 2013 7:08:30 AM

DrSvengali said:
diazalon said:


Try setting a fan curve or changing the RPM in corsair link since you have the i version


Hi thanks for your replay but as i said above... the corsair link software does not recognize the H100i win windows 8.1 its due to some bug within the software.


Oops my bad :L
Try maybe buying a fan controller software or a 5.25 inch bay one
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October 30, 2013 7:22:03 AM

diazalon said:
DrSvengali said:
diazalon said:


Try setting a fan curve or changing the RPM in corsair link since you have the i version


Hi thanks for your replay but as i said above... the corsair link software does not recognize the H100i win windows 8.1 its due to some bug within the software.


Oops my bad :L
Try maybe buying a fan controller software or a 5.25 inch bay one


that may work, but im wondering if its more of a hardware issue
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October 30, 2013 7:33:46 AM

DrSvengali said:
diazalon said:
DrSvengali said:
diazalon said:


Try setting a fan curve or changing the RPM in corsair link since you have the i version


Hi thanks for your replay but as i said above... the corsair link software does not recognize the H100i win windows 8.1 its due to some bug within the software.


Oops my bad :L
Try maybe buying a fan controller software or a 5.25 inch bay one


that may work, but im wondering if its more of a hardware issue


Could be but if the fans are not spinning fast it could be that. Try re- installing/applying the thermal compound maybe lap the cooler
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October 30, 2013 7:38:48 AM

I would guess that you still don't have it installed correctly.
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October 30, 2013 7:58:42 AM

RobCrezz said:
I would guess that you still don't have it installed correctly.


Well i did it all by the book, followed all the instruction in the corsair instructions manual. applied an uncooked rice size blob of arctic silver 5 to the center of the cpu, then placed the cooling block and firmly tightened the mounting screws.

Perhaps not firm enough? but i doubt that they wont go any further.

i can try and remount it?

do you have anymore advice?

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October 30, 2013 8:30:47 AM

DrSvengali said:
RobCrezz said:
I would guess that you still don't have it installed correctly.


Well i did it all by the book, followed all the instruction in the corsair instructions manual. applied an uncooked rice size blob of arctic silver 5 to the center of the cpu, then placed the cooling block and firmly tightened the mounting screws.

Perhaps not firm enough? but i doubt that they wont go any further.

i can try and remount it?

do you have anymore advice?




Did you clean off any old tim from the cpu and the cooling block? Its possible it could just have a faulty pump.

Your temps should be much lower, on Phanteks air cooler I get around 30'c idle and 60'c on prime95 on my 2500k @ 4.6Ghz
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October 30, 2013 8:48:11 AM

RobCrezz said:
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Did you clean off any old tim from the cpu and the cooling block? Its possible it could just have a faulty pump.

Your temps should be much lower, on Phanteks air cooler I get around 30'c idle and 60'c on prime95 on my 2500k @ 4.6Ghz


If by "tim" you mean thermal paste then yes, i cleaned everything off, applied a small bead of arctic silver 5 and put everything back together. could it be because the fans are not spinning up and staying at a constant speed from idle to full load?

if that indeed is the case then i will just have to wait till corsair fix the corsair link bug with windows 8.1
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October 30, 2013 8:52:02 AM

Try and get the software working for sure, make sure the pump is working correctly. You should be able to touch it and feel that it's moving water.
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October 30, 2013 9:01:34 AM

burdenbound said:
Try and get the software working for sure, make sure the pump is working correctly. You should be able to touch it and feel that it's moving water.


The pump is definitely working, i can fell the water moving through the pipes and the pump, but i dont know when there will be an update to the link software :/  there have been a lot of tutorial to do with the registry that have proven successful for a lot of people but it did not work for me :( 

well i guess ill just wait till corsair gets there stuff together and updates the program... and just move on from there.

unless anyone else has any other ideas?
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October 30, 2013 9:12:26 AM

DrSvengali said:
burdenbound said:
Try and get the software working for sure, make sure the pump is working correctly. You should be able to touch it and feel that it's moving water.


The pump is definitely working, i can fell the water moving through the pipes and the pump, but i dont know when there will be an update to the link software :/  there have been a lot of tutorial to do with the registry that have proven successful for a lot of people but it did not work for me :( 

well i guess ill just wait till corsair gets there stuff together and updates the program... and just move on from there.

unless anyone else has any other ideas?


If the water is moving and even if your fans are not ramping up your temps shouldn't be that high.I have the H110 and unless I am running a CPU benchmark the fans hardly increase their speed because the temps don't even get that high. I wouldn't wait for corsairs to push an update if it's goes beyond the point that you can return the unit. Could you hook the fans up to the motherboard's CPU fan input? You will need a splitter but at least your fans will work like a normal CPU fan setup.
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October 30, 2013 9:29:28 AM

burdenbound said:
DrSvengali said:
burdenbound said:
Try and get the software working for sure, make sure the pump is working correctly. You should be able to touch it and feel that it's moving water.


The pump is definitely working, i can fell the water moving through the pipes and the pump, but i dont know when there will be an update to the link software :/  there have been a lot of tutorial to do with the registry that have proven successful for a lot of people but it did not work for me :( 

well i guess ill just wait till corsair gets there stuff together and updates the program... and just move on from there.

unless anyone else has any other ideas?


If the water is moving and even if your fans are not ramping up your temps shouldn't be that high.I have the H110 and unless I am running a CPU benchmark the fans hardly increase their speed because the temps don't even get that high. I wouldn't wait for corsairs to push an update if it's goes beyond the point that you can return the unit. Could you hook the fans up to the motherboard's CPU fan input? You will need a splitter but at least your fans will work like a normal CPU fan setup.


On my motherboard i have 2 cpu fan headers and i have just connected the fans there, the fans are spinning much faster and making an a lot more noise, but the results are very similar tempwise.

does this conclude that the unit is faulty?


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