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July 17, 2012 7:02:32 PM

Hello Just finished installing my cpu i7 3770k and my h80 and the cpu is running around at 89-90 degrees F
no overclocking has been done,could it be a faulty corsair h80?

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July 17, 2012 7:36:47 PM

Did you put thermal paste on???
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July 17, 2012 7:40:12 PM

Actually scratch that last question.
90 F is 32 C which is cool, did you try reapplying the thermal paste?
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July 17, 2012 7:41:38 PM

No need to do anything, actually. 89-90F is great.
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July 17, 2012 7:45:05 PM

Is that temp on full load or on idle?
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July 17, 2012 7:48:06 PM

LOL, if that's full load, the H80 is better than I thought it was... Nah, I'm guessing that's idle, which is fine (especially considering we don't know what the room temp is).

Although I suppose we should make sure that the OP really DOES mean 89-90 F.
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July 17, 2012 7:54:02 PM

SunkenShips said:
Hello Just finished installing my cpu i7 3770k and my h80 and the cpu is running around at 89-90 degrees F
no overclocking has been done,could it be a faulty corsair h80?

A faulty HSF would be 90 degrees CELCIUS under light/moderate load.

90F is my current room temperature so unless you were using vapor-cooling, TEC or some other form of below-ambient cooling, it is effectively impossible for the CPU to be much cooler than that.
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July 17, 2012 8:35:42 PM

Thanx for the replies! Here are my readings from my asus board
I have just the H80 fans hooked up so far.

Still have about 11 fans that have not been hooked up.
temperatures reading and settings ahead! I did re-apply
some paste on it since the first paste was melted in a day...
Computer is idle nothing is going on.

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July 17, 2012 8:37:17 PM

Yeah, that's perfectly fine, especially in the BIOS. What is your room temp though?
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July 17, 2012 8:53:08 PM

60-68 with the Ac on which is currently on now but with out the ac 75.
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July 17, 2012 8:56:45 PM

That's cooler than I would have expected, but I noticed that your motherboard temp is the same as your CPU temp, which is slightly strange, considering that the motherboard temp is usually the ambient air temp inside the case. That shows even more that the H80 is doing a great job.

Now, check your temps at idle in Windows. The BIOS isn't true idle because the power saving features aren't active.
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July 17, 2012 9:29:09 PM

Any good software that you would recommend for that??
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July 17, 2012 9:30:17 PM

Plenty. HWMonitor, Core Temp and RealTemp are the ones that I usually recommend though.
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July 17, 2012 9:40:00 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
That shows even more that the H80 is doing a great job.

The other option is that it shows how incoherent temperature readings between non-calibrated thermal sensors can be.

If you use a REAL thermometer and attach it to the motherboard's temperature sensor, you may discover that the motherboard sensors are off by 5-10C, same goes for CPU temperatures except there is no practical way of attaching a temperature probe for comparison there.
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July 17, 2012 9:45:37 PM

Will try core temp an post readings
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July 17, 2012 10:41:32 PM

Oh yeah, you're good to go.

You can stress test if you want to check load temps, but I expect that they'll be OK too.
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July 18, 2012 6:34:01 PM

Thanx Guys for all your help!
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July 18, 2012 6:36:19 PM

Best answer selected by SunkenShips.
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