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Well.. Im a noob, ill be honest but in what way does this solve this issue? Slowing down his GFX card and creating bottlenecks will not fix his cooling issues!? Its clearly something else.
Not everyone wants to spend money,time,effort on new parts and maintainence. Some people prefer simple,free "solutions" which avoid system downtime. Some people actually use their computers daily and do not build computers as a hobby or as a job.

You are right that downclocking his graphics card wont fix his cooling issues. His cooling system currently "works", based on his explanation, but it is not working as well as it should. Why? I dont know. I can guess but instead, I'll let the water cooling experts here throw out some guesses.

I never said he should not fix his cooling setup. I only offered an alternative "fix", which *hopefully*, could significantly reduce gpu temperature so that he can continue gaming, without downtime.

A final comment. A cooling system exists to cool. If the system is sufficiently cool (for whatever reason), then the cooling system is adequate, even if it is broken or malfunctioning.
     
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Not everyone wants to spend money,time,effort on new parts and maintainence. Some people prefer simple,free "solutions" which avoid system downtime. Some people actually use their computers daily and do not build computers as a hobby or as a job.
Well if people wanted simple free they would just go out and buy a complete pc rather than build one for themselves. Also here on OCN nearly everyone takes computers as a hobby or as a JOB.

Back on topic if I was the OP I would take the loop apart and test the rad that gets hot or does both get hot ?. If you have the stock cooler on the cpu still I would put that on for now. Then make a loop on the gpu still and test the rads and see if there is a problem still. I know its going to take some time but it will be worth it in the end. Sometimes some simple problem solving goes a long way.
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Some of the replies in this thread are amazing.

V-sync... bottlenecks.. open the case? Lawl.
Opening the case is a valid step, rules out bad airflow.
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Come on buddy, I think you know which one I'm talking about if you read the OP.

Also,

After a gaming session, my temperatures take AGES to get back to normal - talking about around half an hour.
Too lazy to read the whole the whole thread. Have you make sure you have good waterflow?
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Sounds like you are in for a strip down and clean out.

Case side off only makes a small difference - Not airflow related

Shaking makes no difference - Not bleeding related

Performance went from good (in Jan) to bad - Not a mounting problem

Next step, have a look inside your CPU block and rads to check for potential blockage. If that fails more thinking is required.

Incidentally, I just noticed your location. I grew up in Fradley!
sounds very potential culprit the blocked CPU wb
suspect there's gunk stuck there causing bad flow and blocks including rad getting hot.
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Well if people wanted simple free they would just go out and buy a complete pc rather than build one for themselves. Also here on OCN nearly everyone takes computers as a hobby or as a JOB.
Buying a new computer is not free. And it is usually cheaper to assemble a computer by yourself than buy a pre-assembled computer.

Of course, it's much more work to assemble it yourself. But that's irrelevant now since his computer is already assembled.

The original poster play games on his computer. Seems to me, he built his computer for playing games, not mainly as a water cooling hobby or for profit/income/employment. But I could be wrong.
     
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Well i'm gonna chime in and say quit the frickin banter, and let's help this guy keep his rig from bursting into flames!!!! anyone wanna help????

Steps i would take personally. lengthy but thorough. your problem is a blockage in a waterblock or a radiator PERIOD. had this happen b4.

Drain the loop, get rid of what ever liquid, be it coolant or distilled water.
individually flush each component. Use hot water and white vinegar to clean blocks and radiators.

just cause you see flowing water DOES NOT MEAN it is making full contact with everything. I like to take the radiators and fill them with the hot water vinegar mix and shake the sh*% out of them. if you have coolant, likely it has turned to a nasty muck, getting into channels and waterblock pins.

You should also do this with the res. and pump. run a small loop and fill with a little on the warmer side water and vinegar. run the pump for a bit. assemble everything after rinsing with cool distilled water.

Not sure that's what you wanted to hear, but it's a sure shot on fixing cooling capacity,if there is a blockage. You have 480 mm.'s of radiator space, should do the trick
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Since most thinks it's a flow problem, there is no need for further speculation until OP has thorougly tested the flow through the entire system.
Come on OP, we are waiting on your results from flow testing...
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Since most thinks it's a flow problem, there is no need for further speculation until OP has thorougly tested the flow through the entire system.
Come on OP, we are waiting on your results from flow testing...
Considering he's putting his hardware at risk, OP doesn't seem to be gung-ho about actually taking the time to strip down his loop to find the culprit and rectify the issue...

It's completely understandable if he's busy, but I wouldn't be doing much with my PC in the meantime if I was hitting those temps with a scalding hot rad until I really got in there to see what's what.
    
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It's a good thing that your radiators are scolding the "hot".

It means they're doing their job.

Now, if they were "scalding hot", that would be a problem.

But since they're "Scolding hot", I don't see a problem.
That's a win there sir.
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