2 days ago I ordered the Corsair H50 and installed it last night. Now everything seemed cool as far as the installation process went but my cpu now runs hotter than before! I have a Phenom II 965 Black Edition (never overclocked it). During gaming with my stock cooler it was running up to 55C max but now its up to 65C. What could be the reason
p.s. The fan on the H50 is intake and its only one
get a second fan and run one on the front and one on the back of the rad. Make sure you are pulling air INTO your case over the rad, not out from the case. The air in the case is hot and will not work well for the rad. I am running one and I am getting good temps.
thanks for answering guys but I still wanna try something else like applying new thermal compound and getting rid of the stock one. I heard that Arctic Silver 5 is the popular choice?
And also wanted to ask you guys what temps should I be shooting for with the H50 at idle and max load?