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    Ok first i would like to say that 3 weeks ago i knew nothing about OC but following the site's reviews i managed to overclock my new i7 950 for a 24/7 setup to 4.06ghz with x22 , qpi 183 , vcore 1.29 , cpu vtt +50 , rams at 1833.Even though my voltages are low (i really dont know why but passed all 3 prime95 tests that way) i am having like 45c idle and 78c max at full load with RealTemp.The weird thing is that the onboard cpu temp of evga shows 31c idle and max 58 at full load which are the temperatures i was expecting from the Corsair H50 based on reviews.Which temp is more reliable the onboard or RealTemp?And finally if i really have a problem what wc should you advice me to build i was thinking of koolance or swiftech? Thank you.
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    Welcome to PureOC!
    RealTemp displays core temps where the hottest area of the CPU and most on board sensor only report the CPU diode temps.

    Make sure you have the rad fan draw in the fresh air instead of exhausting the hot air. If you reverse the rad fan make sure you have another exhaust fan to draw out the hot air dissipated from the rad.

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    So having these temperatures you think i should stick with the H50 or go for a custom wc?

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    H50 is good enough to handle your current overclock unless you want to go extreme or want to cool more than a CPU then you can go with custom setup.

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    Thanks for the info you have been helpfull.If i finally decide to build a custom wc system i will ask for your advice

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