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January 15, 2012 1:57:34 PM

Hello once again Toms Hardware Guru's. Super Noob Sparco_04 here with a temperature question. I have switched cpu cooling devices and have it a conundrum of results:

My old setup was:
Hyper 212+ - Idle: 24c Load: 32c-38c

My New setup is:
Hydro H80 - Idle: 28c-30c :heink:  Load: 38c and up :heink: 

Both are and are in Push/Pull Configuration.

Note that the Hydro does have the stock fans on it.

Now tell me why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cry: 
I just paid $93.03 for this H80 and my temps SUCK!!!! I bought a tube of Arctic 5 Silver Compound and used most of the tube for the H80. Did I use too much?? I am tempted to return this Hydro and go back to the Hyper 212+.

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a c 863 à CPUs
January 15, 2012 2:30:28 PM

No surprise! The Hyper 212+ is an excellent air cooler for its price. The Corsair H series coolers are good but get competition from good air coolers and are beaten by many.
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January 15, 2012 2:31:28 PM

Why everybody think the hydro is better then air cooling ? The temps are ok.
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January 15, 2012 2:41:19 PM

Thank you for the replies gentlemen. So I am floored here. I was reading about someone with temps idle at 19c with the h80 so i thought i may have put too much paste on my cpu which is a 970 BE btw. I am probably going to return this H80 and get a 212+ with some expensive fans. your thoughts?
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January 15, 2012 3:22:18 PM

if you used most of the tube then thats surely too much thermal paste

my h80 idles at 19c on a 2600k with the pump showing one white light out of 3 --so fans on lowest settings

push and pull

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January 15, 2012 3:25:11 PM

That's why you shouldn't try to "fix" a running system. The temps were already awesome, spending money on a new cooler made no sense, anyway.

Seriously, 38° on load, why do you want to change that? If anything this shows there is room for quieter fans along with slightly higher temps, if unavoidable. :p 
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January 15, 2012 3:26:53 PM

^+1 to mcnumpty, i cant believe hes the first one to mention that if you have used almost the full tube of silver5 paste then you have use way way much too much, take it apart thoroughly clean both the cpu and H80 with tim cleaner, then re-apply a very very thin film of silver5 paste to your cpu and put back together.
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January 15, 2012 3:32:40 PM

whoa i feel like im in trouble haha. So should i use a "pea" sized amount?
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January 15, 2012 3:33:34 PM

No, grain of rice size is more like it.
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January 15, 2012 3:33:59 PM

quoted directly from their website

Coverage Area:
A 3.5 gram syringe contains enough compound to cover at least 15 to 25 small CPU cores, or 6 to 10 large CPU cores, or 2 to 5 heat plates. At a layer 0.003" thick, the 3.5 gram syringe will cover approximately 16 square inches.
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a c 863 à CPUs
January 15, 2012 3:34:56 PM

Rice sized amount.
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January 15, 2012 3:36:39 PM

mcnumpty23 said:
if you used most of the tube then thats surely too much thermal paste

my h80 idles at 19c on a 2600k with the pump showing one white light out of 3 --so fans on lowest settings

push and pull

What is your ambient if you have 19°C on idle? Less than ambient is possible with refrigeration!
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January 15, 2012 3:43:57 PM

rolli59 said:
What is your ambient if you have 19°C on idle? Less than ambient is possible with refrigeration!


its only 14c or 15c in here or 55 to 60 farenheight

i dont really feel the cold so about 60f indoors is just fine for me and anything over 20c --roughly 70f actually

feels too hot and makes me sweat

its a running battle as i dont feel the cold and my partner loves the heat--i keep turning off the heating while her

backs turned :D 
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January 15, 2012 4:04:34 PM

ok so to clarify: for my Phenom II x4 970 BE being used with my Hydro H80 i should only apply a "Rice Sized" amount of Arctic 5 Silver to the chip??
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January 15, 2012 4:29:57 PM

yes--rice sized

its only meant to fill in any tiny gaps

using too much is just as bad as using none as it will actually slow down the heat transfer between the 2 metal

surfaces
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January 15, 2012 4:35:26 PM

right on! thank you very much. now time for the confessional: I applied 3/4 of the 5gram tube to the chip and spread it around with my gloved finger until every square centimeter of the chip was covered.
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January 15, 2012 4:48:46 PM

wow!!!!!!!!!

thats enough for about 10 of those cpus

luckily if it goes everywhere its not electrically conductive--though it is very slightly capacitive so try to get as

much as possible off

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January 15, 2012 6:14:09 PM

Best answer selected by Sparco_04.
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January 15, 2012 6:14:45 PM

I want to thank you all for your input but i have to say that mcnumpty23 has supplied "Best Answer" material. Thanks brother.
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January 15, 2012 6:15:13 PM

oops i accidentally picked myselft. woops. sorry!
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