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Phenom ii X6 1045t with a H60

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April 16, 2012 9:36:18 PM

So I have a Phenom II x6 1045t CPU and a Corsair h60 liquid cooling and my CPU temp at idle are 40-42 Celsius. HELP!!!

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April 16, 2012 10:17:32 PM

What's your thermal paste like? Are you using the stock pad that came on the water-block? Check your fan speeds at idle, they could be too low.
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April 16, 2012 10:19:23 PM

Those temps don't sound that bad to me. The H60 is no better than a decent air cooler.
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April 16, 2012 10:21:08 PM

unclejehmimah said:
What's your thermal paste like? Are you using the stock pad that came on the water-block? Check your fan speeds at idle, they could be too low.

my thermal paste are pre apply and im using the stock pad from the mobo and also my radiator fan speed are 4370rpm
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April 16, 2012 10:22:10 PM

willard said:
Those temps don't sound that bad to me. The H60 is no better than a decent air cooler.

The temp just got high recently, cuz before when i play bf3 on ultra the temp won't get higher then 41 and now at idle it is 40-42 already and the core temp are 19-20 right now idleing
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April 16, 2012 10:25:20 PM

1045's are warn and H60's are not all they are cracked up to be, you would be better served by a good air cooler and some quality thermal paste.

Anyhow...

1. Remove the waterblock off of the CPU, clean both the CPU and waterblock with 90% isopropyl alcohol and a lint free rag.

2. Re assemble using Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste, apply only a pea sized amount to the center of the CPU and properly seat and tighten the water block
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...

3. Make sure cooler fan on the radiator is exhausting hot air from the case
4. Make sure CPU fan RPM is set to maximum in BIOS

It is somewhat common on these pre manufactured closed loop cooling systems that the pumps are weak or will become weak there in resulting in the coolant liquid not being efficiently circulated. Due to the lack of circulation the cooler will not effectively cool the CPU.
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April 16, 2012 10:27:52 PM

Xtremegey said:
The temp just got high recently, cuz before when i play bf3 on ultra the temp won't get higher then 41 and now at idle it is 40-42 already and the core temp are 19-20 right now idleing


Core temp is what matters (more or less) Idling at 19-20c is great. What are the CORES at under load ?

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April 16, 2012 10:29:17 PM

cmi86 said:
1045's are warn and H60's are not all they are cracked up to be, you would be better served by a good air cooler and some quality thermal paste.

Anyhow...

1. Remove the waterblock off of the CPU, clean both the CPU and waterblock with 90% isopropyl alcohol and a lint free rag.

2. Re assemble using Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste, apply only a pea sized amount to the center of the CPU and properly seat and tighten the water block
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...

3. Make sure cooler fan on the radiator is exhausting hot air from the case
4. Make sure CPU fan RPM is set to maximum in BIOS

It is somewhat common on these pre manufactured closed loop cooling systems that the pumps are weak or will become weak there in resulting in the coolant liquid not being efficiently circulated. Due to the lack of circulation the cooler will not effectively cool the CPU.

Thx for the tips btw the corsair guy said it was better to get air in though the radiator to get more colder air in the case
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April 16, 2012 10:30:31 PM

cmi86 said:
Core temp is what matters (more or less) Idling at 19-20c is great. What are the CORES at under load ?

Right now im running some amd overdrive test and all 6 core are at 100% load with a core temp or 30-31c
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April 16, 2012 10:32:59 PM

Xtremegey said:
Thx for the tips btw the corsair guy said it was better to get air in though the radiator to get more colder air in the case


He's full of it. Hot air rises so place your radiator at the top of your case exhausting outwards as the fan will draw the rising hot air inside the case outwards.
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April 16, 2012 10:33:48 PM

Xtremegey said:
Right now im running some amd overdrive test and all 6 core are at 100% load with a core temp or 30-31c


Dude you are PERFECTLY fine, actually quite low. Don't worry about it.
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April 16, 2012 10:35:04 PM

cmi86 said:
Dude you are PERFECTLY fine, actually quite low. Don't worry about it.

so should i still swap the radiator to the top of the case and should still take any action?
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April 16, 2012 10:38:42 PM

Yes towards the top of the case (either top back or just all the way top) and make sure the fan is exhausting outwards, that's the important part) If after doing this you temperatures rise move the RAD back to where you had it originally as the H60's pump wasn't strong enough to pump the coolant all the way up to the top of your case.

Glad to help please select a best answer, thanks.
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April 16, 2012 10:42:24 PM

cmi86 said:
Yes towards the top of the case (either top back or just all the way top) and make sure the fan is exhausting outwards, that's the important part) If after doing this you temperatures rise move the RAD back to where you had it originally as the H60's pump wasn't strong enough to pump the coolant all the way up to the top of your case.

Glad to help please select a best answer, thanks.

k but one more quesiton, why is the cpu and core temp like 20degress different? is it cuz of the thermal paste?
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April 16, 2012 10:42:31 PM

Best answer selected by Xtremegey.
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April 16, 2012 10:50:08 PM

Xtremegey said:
k but one more quesiton, why is the cpu and core temp like 20degress different? is it cuz of the thermal paste?


No the "CPU" Temp and "Core" Temp are 2 completely different readings from 2 completely different sensors.

CPU temp (depending of software) is in regards to the temperature of the CPU socket or the Temperature of the heat spreader (Top metal piece of your Processor you can actually see) This temp is fine to see in the 75-80c range

Core temp (regardless of software) is in reference to the internal temperature of each individual core.
This temp should be kept below 60c at all times.

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April 16, 2012 10:53:50 PM

cmi86 said:
Core temp [...] should be kept below 60c at all times.

+1, though some chips are more tolerant to higher temps. 60C is a good target to shoot for, though. I suspect people are going to be running in the 70s with IVB overclocks, though. Hot little chips.
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April 16, 2012 10:54:28 PM

cmi86 said:
No the "CPU" Temp and "Core" Temp are 2 completely different readings from 2 completely different sensors.

CPU temp (depending of software) is in regards to the temperature of the CPU socket or the Temperature of the heat spreader (Top metal piece of your Processor you can actually see) This temp is fine to see in the 75-80c range

Core temp (regardless of software) is in reference to the internal temperature of each individual core.
This temp should be kept below 60c at all times.

so according to ur reasoning if i want to get a lower cpu temp i should get a better thermal paste
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April 16, 2012 10:58:16 PM

Xtremegey said:
so according to ur reasoning if i want to get a lower cpu temp i should get a better thermal paste


It is always good practice to use quality thermal paste for a couple reasons.

1- It holds up much longer
2- It transfers heat better and will result in 0-6c temp decrease
3- It spreads better resulting in more even/effective applications.

The temps you are sitting at are very low though and I would not worry about it.
My Coolermaster Hyper 212+ (Air) With 2X Sickle Flow 120's and Arctic Silver 5 sits at about the same temps.
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April 16, 2012 11:35:08 PM

cmi86 said:
It is always good practice to use quality thermal paste for a couple reasons.

1- It holds up much longer
2- It transfers heat better and will result in 0-6c temp decrease
3- It spreads better resulting in more even/effective applications.

The temps you are sitting at are very low though and I would not worry about it.
My Coolermaster Hyper 212+ (Air) With 2X Sickle Flow 120's and Arctic Silver 5 sits at about the same temps.

I c, thx
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April 17, 2012 3:45:20 PM

I just change the top rear to exhaust and the fan is touching the case, but im not sure if i should make the fan touching the case or the radiator touching the case
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April 17, 2012 4:12:59 PM

You either push air through the rad, pull it through the rad or both (2 fans, one pushes, the other one pulls).

Push/Pull > Pushing > Pulling ;) 

If you're case is properly ventilated, pushing air from the case through the rad and out of the case shouldn't be an issue. However, If you have bad airflow in your case, the corsair dude is right, that pushing cold air from outside of the case through the rad into your case would be better. But only until you fix your case airflow, anyway. :p 
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April 17, 2012 5:57:14 PM

i have a hal 912 so i think it have good airflow
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